Climbing, January 2006
Appears: 12 times a year
A thing about partners.
The Trotsky axe case, stoves on planes, Spaceshot ain’t free, and more.
Beth and Tommy send the Nose, Sharma finishes it off in Squamish, last great problem in the Cascades, and more.
Ice climbing in Canada’s heartland.
On the north shore of Lake Superior, above the mill towns and moose and muskellunge, lies and ice-climbing paradise, a secret that no one is trying to keep.
by David Benton
photos by Mike Landkroon
What do you do when the ice is forming, your picks are sharp, and you’re stranded in the land of cornfields and pig farms? Welcome to Cedar Falls, Iowa, and the Red Bull Silo Summit Ice Climbing Competition.
by Craig Luebben
Sport climbing at Brazil’s hottest crags.
by Scott Milton
photos by Sandra Studer
Face it, it’s winter – time for ice, snow, suffering … and crisp rock conditions in the pale sun.
Alpine: Building a light-and-fast hauling ratchet
Mixed: Find and test your mixed holds
Trad: Epic-free slab descents
Wall: Safe portaledge cooking
Winter extravaganza – the hottest new gear for the cold months.
People of HERA, Climb Smart in Josh.
OFF THE WALL
Seven-summiters hail Carstensz Pyramid’s reopening, Patagonia’s underwear initiative, rocker’s son climbs the Salathé.
GUIDES & TRAVEL
Death to the nouns! Long live the verbs!
A veteran wordsmith deconstructs climbing’s grammar.
by Kurt Harler