Climbing, October 2007
Country: United States
Web site: www.climbing.com
A chilly intervention with the “World Dyno Record”
OFF THE WALL
Supercracks from Squamish and Smith, and dyno hand drilling... ground up, on lead!
Kings of Kings
Chris Sharma put up Realization, the world’s first real-deal 5.15a, six years ago, cementing his status as a 21st century climbing icon. But he’s nothing if not human. Climbing sits down for Sharma’s most candid Q & A yet.
By Fitz Cahall
Photos by Corey Rich
Tales of the Unruly
We’ve all heard them, those campfire stories that seem too out there to believe, but are they true? Climbing goes inside the vertical world’s Top 10 “urban legends.”
By Whitney Boland and Dougald MacDonald
Illustrations by Keith Svihovec
Welcome to Rodellar, the limestone mecca in northern Spain exploding standards with its rowdy, three-dimensional tufa climbing... and a king’s ransom of untapped caves.
By Abbey Smith
Photos by Keith Ladzinski
Gym season is upon us, as are the crozzly characters who haunt the chalky depths. Here’s how to survive.
By Michael Kennard
Illustration by Mike Tea
Plug your digits into something that’ll make you mad strong — nine of the industry’s leading fingerboards, as real-world tested at The Spot gym.
Dark Shadows (5.8-), Pine Creek Canyon, Nevada: sucream sandstone a stone’s throw from the Strip
Sport: Strong, like boulderer — whip yourself into hangboard-ready fitness
Training: Pill power — a climber’s guide to supplements
Johnny Dawes: climber, author, artist, teacher, thinker