GALLERY 5.6 to 5.14+ and everything in between.
HALF-LIFE Chris Sharma is turning 30 in April. In our in-depth interview, Chris explains why he's so happy to settle down at last—and how that will help him climb harder than ever.By Jeff Achey, Photos by Boone Speed
THE WANKER 101 You can climb V1 and V0. But can you climb it all day?PLUS: three more classic bouldering circuits in California, Colorado, and the Deep South. By Carrie Cooper, Photos by Dawn Kish
GOLDEN PITON AWARDSCelebrating this year's hottest sport, alpine, ice, bouldering, and endurance achievements. PLUS: Climbing's picks for the breakthrough climbers of 2010.
Contributors Carrie Cooper, Dawn Kish, Boone Speed
Editorial The Access Fund's Land Conservation Campaign is kicking ass.
Just OutA new stove, a sweet pack, and a classic way to keep your paws warm
Hot FlashesA harrowing new route on Mt. Edgar; Paige Claassen gets it done
Off the WallBreaking barriers in the Tetons; fixing bad bolts in Cayman Brac and Thailand
Ten Things...Camming devices, from the very big to the very small
Tech TipsA four-pack of must-know techniques
Classic ClimbsOne of the best tower routes in the desert is not in Utah—and it's only 5.9.
MileageBienvenidos a Jilotepec, the crazy cobble zone near Mexico City.
Perspective Peter Metcalf, Black Diamond's CEO, recalls the early days.