February 2011 – 292
5.6 to 5.14+ and everything in between.
Chris Sharma is turning 30 in April. In our in-depth interview, Chris explains why he’s so happy to settle down at last—and how that will help him climb harder than ever.
By Jeff Achey, Photos by Boone Speed
THE WANKER 101
You can climb V1 and V0. But can you climb it all day? PLUS: three more classic bouldering circuits in California, Colorado, and the Deep South.
By Carrie Cooper, Photos by Dawn Kish
GOLDEN PITON AWARDS
Celebrating this year’s hottest sport, alpine, ice, bouldering, and endurance achievements. PLUS: Climbing’s picks for the breakthrough climbers of 2010.
Carrie Cooper, Dawn Kish, Boone Speed
The Access Fund’s Land Conservation Campaign is kicking ass.
A new stove, a sweet pack, and a classic way to keep your paws warm
A harrowing new route on Mt. Edgar; Paige Claassen gets it done
Off the Wall
Breaking barriers in the Tetons; fixing bad bolts in Cayman Brac and Thailand
Camming devices, from the very big to the very small
A four-pack of must-know techniques
One of the best tower routes in the desert is not in Utah—and it’s only 5.9.
Bienvenidos a Jilotepec, the crazy cobble zone near Mexico City.
Peter Metcalf, Black Diamond’s CEO, recalls the early days.