Climbing Book Club: The Climbing Staff Discusses Jeff Smoot's Hangdog Days

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Hangdog Days: Conflict, Change, and the Race for 5.14 by Jeff Smoot details the tumultuous period in the 1980s when new climbing ethics started to take hold in the US. Some embraced the new tactics, like bolting on rappel and hangdogging, while others were staunchly against these new ideas. The Climbing staff sat down to discuss the book.

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