It's barely a thousand feet high at its tallest, but the Titan delivers a kind of wallop climbers everywhere can appreciate. Steve "Crusher" Bartlett celebrates the history of this Fisher Towers classic, while Huntley Ingalls, Lou Dawson, Jim Beyer, Pete Takeda, Duane Raleigh and Steve Haston recollect their adventures on the most alluring pillar of mud around.
Shaving the bull's horns and other quaint pleasures.
More than one young climber has found himself doing the best route of his life when tied in with Marko Prezelj. Opinionated, hungry, and the purist's purist, the Slovenian alpinist has a simple bit of advice: have fun.
Postcards from the vertical.
Alice "Jammy" Cross, 1911-2004.
The late great Seth Shaw.
A mile of decomposing granite, artic cold, incessant spindrift: the east face of Mooses Tooth has a bit of a reputation. When two men set out to add their own line to the storied face, they found themselves scrapping for every inch of their contribution.
Remember when sex was safe and climbing was dangerous? Kate's got revenge on her mind, a Harley between her legs and Angels on her back.
In 1997, Yuji Hirayama set about to do what no one has ever done: onsight an El Cap free route. Five years later, the World Cup champ found his odyssey had shaped him more than he could have imagined.
Patagonia, the quintessential test ground, is a tough place to love. Twenty years after his first expedition to the range, Ermanno Salvaterra's ardor for the Cerro Torre group shows no signs of diminishing.
When George Lowe and Chris Jones made the first ascent of the north face of North Twin in 1974, they had no idea they were creating a monster. The psychological battleground of North American alpinists was no longer simply a matter of ascent.