September 2012 - 308

DESTINATIONSThe Guide: Going Big: A dozen long, hard routes you can do with a little help from your Friends.

Non-traditional:Sport climbers, rejoice! Eight multi-pitches fit for bolt-clipping climbers.

Granito Caliente: Free climbing two historic routes on Mexico's El Gran Trono Blanco.

Ten Sleep:Cowboys, good vibes, and ice cream! Here, 21 things to know about Wyoming's limestone paradise.


Fuel Up: Twelve high-energy meals to eat before, during, and after your all-day adventure.

Your Goal: 5.12a: A comprehensive training plan for jumping two to three grades this winter.


All-day Gear: Make long routes easier: aiders, a storm jacket, and more.

Sleeping Bags: New down bags that surpassed expecations.

Tested: A pared-down pack, lightweight mountain boots, and a cozy, hooded outer layer.

Nylon vs. Dyneema: The expert consensus: which slings to use and when to use them.


Aid and Abet: Move quickly past hard moves with these simple aid tricks.

Rappel Knots: Veteran guide Rob Hess shares his preferred way to join two ropes.

The Thumbercling: How to use Tommy Caldwell's secret weapon.

The Water Knot: An easy-to-learn knot: how to tie webbing together.




The Guide







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