October 2011 – 299
NORTHERN EXPOSURE: Fall in New England isn’t just for leaf peepers. Check out these eye-popping images of locals’ favorite 5.10s.
By Pat Bagley. Photos by Anne Skidmore
REVELATIONS: After four years of effort, a first ascent in the Alaska Range brings a mixed bag of emotions.
By Clint Helander
HIGH AND WILD: Free climbing on the Sierra’s biggest, baddest backcountry dome.
By Ari Menitov. Photos by Andrew Burr
CLIMB SMARTER: 50 common mistakes that every climber must avoid.
By Laura Snider
Maine’s forgotten 5.13+ gets its second ascent; DiGiulian gets the gold.
You might not have known about the origin of route names.
Follow this circuit of great bouldering along Boone, NC’s Highway 221.
Love it or hate it, this was Rifle, Colorado’s first sport climb.
Eight 5.8 routes that are guaranteed to make your day
Tested: four innovative jackets, a sweet crash pad, and forearm massage gizmos
How to use a cam hook, stacking the rope for multi-pitch belays, and more
Brittany Anne Griffith: Salt Lake City’s lovable curmudgeon