Dope heads, war notes and Peter Croft for President.
John Paul Gill
Mathematician by training, gymnast by choice, John Gill became a climber by chance, and revolutionized North American bouldering in the process. A short conversation with the man who brought chalk and dynamic movement to the vertical.
The Climbing Life
Our readers write.
Coonyard mouths off. Again.
There and Back Again
From her start as a teenage prodigy, Beth Rodden was always destined for big things. But her first big wall in Madagascar did little to prepare her for the adventures she'd find have a planet away.
Emerging from a mentor's shadow is never easy. But 2,500 feet up the north face of the Grandes Jorasses on a new route in winter, the challenge can take on new dimensions.
The Adventures of Hardy Grimper
Can it really be the end?
The Shadow of the Real
Alain Mesili's story was compelling: revolutionary, romantic, alpinist. But in the process of recording it, one journalist learned that the grandfather of Bolivian climbing left more than a little to the imagination.
Loose rock, tricky route finding, finicky gear: Yam has been schooling the Calgary/Canmore set for generations. A photographic tribute, with words by Matt Pieterson.