GALLERY ISmith, Squamish, alpine gnar, and bloc perfection — feast your eyes on these primo images.
INSTACRAGS Lower Mill Creek Canyon, in Utah’s La Sal Mountains, might be the Southwest’s last bastion of undiluted adventure climbing. So what’s kept it off the radar so long . . . and what’s happening there now?By Abbey Smith Photos by John Dickey
DREAMTIMEA visual tour of Switzerland’s most fabled blocks, courtesy of the native son and master boulderer/photographer Fred Moix. Photos by Fred Moix
WIDE LOADSTape up your hands, fists, forearms, and ankles, cinch up the jeans and high-top boots, and rack up the monster pro — it’s time to battle the West’s most brutal offwidths. Photos by Andrew Burr
IN CIMA DELLO STIVALEFrom Valle d’Aosta, to Varazze, to the Dolomites, to Val di Mello, the third-generation Italian-American Damon Corso takes you on a sport and bloc tour of the Top of the Boot — Mother Italy. Story and Photos by Damon Corso
GALLERY IIAid techniques, past and present; surreal Southwest “rockitecture”; and a Needles bombay to defy the imagination.
CONTRIBUTORS Damon Corso, Fred Moix, Norio Matsumoto, and John Barry
EDITORIAL Tricknology: how Photoshop magic transformed a toprope ogre
REVIEWS Two ranges (Sierras and Rockies), two hot new photo books; Fred Beckey’s latest Cascades tome; and a geology primer for climbers
ANCHORED Jason Haas spills the “dirt” on scary old bolts in the Fisher Towers.
PERSPECTIVE Beth Wald: photojournalist, documentarian, globetrotter, climber; Boulder, Colorado