March 2011 - 293


FEATURES

GALLERY
Cracks of all sizes, from Indian Creek, Utah, to Squamish, B.C.

LAKE EFFECT
Timid topropers and the boldest leaders thrive side by side at Devil's Lake, the Midwest's most storied climbing area.
By Jay Knower, Photos by Andrew Burr

FAITH
Spain is all about sport climbing on sunny limestone, right? Welcome to Pedriza, Spain's mecca for granite friction slabs. No wonder this one of the birthplaces of sticky-rubber climbing shoes.
By John Connor

THE HOT LIST
Climbing's inaugural guide to the best new routes and crags of the year: more than 175 amazing new climbs, from Alaska to North Carolina, and from 5.4 to 5.14.

DEPARTMENTS

Contributors
Dionne Obeso, Jay Knower, Blake Herrington

Editorial
More is better in the new Climbing.

Letters

Hot Flashes
Ethan Pringle's astonishing return; Paul Robinson's Euro-tour

Off the Wall
Spring migration: Climbing's guide to the warmest, driest cragging destinations

Ten Things...
Legends and lore of the Grand Teton

Players
Coach Jimmie Redo

Gear
We test the new Grigri 2 and five other assisted-braking devices. Plus: easy-grab quickdraws, bargain crampons, and old-school boots back again

Sporting Life
Footwork tips from an unlikely master

Tech Tips
Friction, finger yoga, and more

Classic Climbs
A 5.10 mega-route at Index, Washington

Mileage
California's Shuteye Ridge is stacked with new routes.

Anchored

Perspective
Eric Zchiesche, artist and hard man

 




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