March 2011 - 293

March 2011 - 293


GALLERY Cracks of all sizes, from Indian Creek, Utah, to Squamish, B.C.

LAKE EFFECT Timid topropers and the boldest leaders thrive side by side at Devil's Lake, the Midwest's most storied climbing area. By Jay Knower, Photos by Andrew Burr

FAITH Spain is all about sport climbing on sunny limestone, right? Welcome to Pedriza, Spain's mecca for granite friction slabs. No wonder this one of the birthplaces of sticky-rubber climbing shoes. By John Connor

THE HOT LISTClimbing's inaugural guide to the best new routes and crags of the year: more than 175 amazing new climbs, from Alaska to North Carolina, and from 5.4 to 5.14.


Contributors Dionne Obeso, Jay Knower, Blake Herrington

Editorial More is better in the new Climbing.


Hot FlashesEthan Pringle's astonishing return; Paul Robinson's Euro-tour

Off the WallSpring migration: Climbing's guide to the warmest, driest cragging destinations

Ten Things...Legends and lore of the Grand Teton

PlayersCoach Jimmie Redo

GearWe test the new Grigri 2 and five other assisted-braking devices. Plus: easy-grab quickdraws, bargain crampons, and old-school boots back again

Sporting LifeFootwork tips from an unlikely master

Tech TipsFriction, finger yoga, and more

Classic ClimbsA 5.10 mega-route at Index, Washington

MileageCalifornia's Shuteye Ridge is stacked with new routes.


Perspective Eric Zchiesche, artist and hard man