August 2011 - 297 - High Country Issue

August 2011 - 297 - High Country Issue



BETTER THAN LUCKY At age 12, Colin Haley set a lifetime goal of climbing Cerro Torre, and at 22, he accomplished that mission—with a first ascent. Four years later, Haley’s ambition has only grown. In this extended interview, Haley discusses risk, style, and what comes next. By Chris Weidner

OASISWhen summertime heat blasts the crowded Salt Lake metro area, climbers escape to Lone Peak Cirque for chill camping and pristine granite walls. By Andrew Burr

KINGS OF THE CASCADES The Lower 48’s greatest glaciated peaks offer lifetimes of mountaineering challenges. Here, we introduce five classic volcano routes—from beginner to expert—along with the skills needed to climb them safely. By John Connor Photos by John Scurlock


Editorial The mountains keep us young


Hot Flashes New route on Mt. Hunter; photos from the Vail Bouldering World Cup

10 Things...Climbing's lifeline: the history of ropes

MileageBeat the crowds with these lesser-traveled classics of the Grand Teton

Classic ClimbsCalifornia Flake: backcountry adventure in the Adirondacks, New York

Hot SpotsDeep water soloing in North America

Gear Seven crag bags reviewed. Plus: a new alpine shell and retro approach shoes

Tech Tips No more crimping—how to use your hangboard effectively. Plus: safer ways to clip an anchor

Perspective Paradox Sports founder Malcolm Daly