August 2011 – 297 – High Country Issue
BETTER THAN LUCKY
At age 12, Colin Haley set a lifetime goal of climbing Cerro Torre, and at 22, he accomplished that mission—with a first ascent. Four years later, Haley’s ambition has only grown. In this extended interview, Haley discusses risk, style, and what comes next.
By Chris Weidner
When summertime heat blasts the crowded Salt Lake metro area, climbers escape to Lone Peak Cirque for chill camping and pristine granite walls.
By Andrew Burr
KINGS OF THE CASCADES
The Lower 48’s greatest glaciated peaks offer lifetimes of mountaineering challenges. Here, we introduce five classic volcano routes—from beginner to expert—along with the skills needed to climb them safely.
By John Connor
Photos by John Scurlock
The mountains keep us young
New route on Mt. Hunter; photos from the Vail Bouldering World Cup
Climbing’s lifeline: the history of ropes
Beat the crowds with these lesser-traveled classics of the Grand Teton
California Flake: backcountry adventure in the Adirondacks, New York
Deep water soloing in North America
Seven crag bags reviewed. Plus: a new alpine shell and retro approach shoes
No more crimping—how to use your hangboard effectively. Plus: safer ways to clip an anchor
Paradox Sports founder Malcolm Daly