September 2011 – 298
The vast South Platte region is a granite paradise stacked with domes, spires, and crags of all sizes, yet it has never been as popular as other Colorado zones. That’s about to change. By Jason Haas
CITY TO SUMMIT
Mountain climbing doesn’t have to mean an expedition. Here, we detail 10 technical summit routes within weekend range of major American cities. By Brendan Leonard
Sketchy summits, blinding dust, triple-digit heat, and knifewielding locals: Do you have what it takes to climb in Africa’s Ennedi Desert? By Mark Synnott
Expand your climbing horizons
Scottish climber Dave MacLeod finally frees a huge, notorious U.K. trad route.
Don’t let dirtbags rule your roost.
Patagonia isn’t all about bad weather and multi-day excursions. Presenting Frey’s user-friendly cragging.
Kahl Wall: Big-mountain cragging just miles from town
We came up with an equation to determine America’s best climbing towns. Really, it worked!
Jam these: crack climbing shoes field-tested. Plus, a new boot and harness.
Adventure climbs 101: nine rules to avoid long-route epics. Plus, how to boink! (It’s not as dirty as it sounds.)
Extreme climber, extreme skier: Sam Elias