Tool Users

Posted on: February 9, 2016

[Photo] Mike Lorenz

Boreal Fires The first time British climber Jerry Moffatt saw a pair of sticky-rubber rock boots—the Boreal Fires (pronounced fee-rays)—was also the first time he met John Bachar: 1983. "I was at Joshua Tree, and

we were just roping up to climb a 5.11d crack when Bachar strolled up, topless and wearing his white karate pants," Moffatt recalls.

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