87 Escape Route

Posted on: January 11, 2012

Long before flashy videos and competitions, bouldering served as training for alpinism. It was also a kind of moving meditation in the natural world. Peter Beal spends a season in the heart of Chaos Canyon, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, seeking to recapture the Zen-like origins of the pursuit and to experience the soul of climbing in its most "earthbound" form.

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