September 2010 - 288



GALLERY More of the good stuff from Andrew Burr, Greg Epperson, Harrison Shull, and Jim Thornburg

DEEP SOUTH WATER SCRAMBLING It's hot in Chattanooga—too hot to think. You could climb, but... water, you gotta have water. Before you do something you regret, head for the rier and some good ol' DWS, Southern-style. Story and photos by Tomas Donoso

WIND, SAND, AND SCARS Pack the truck, follow an old mining road to a Utah river, launch your overloaded canoe, and drift into a world of desert towers where few will tread. Story and photos by Andrew Burr

HOLLYWOOD HIDEOUTThe cast of "M*A*S*H" made good use of Malibu Canyon State Park. Now, this secluded canyon on the outskirts of Hollywood hides some of SoCal's sweetest pocket pullling. By Nicky Dyal • Photos by Jim Thornburg


Contributors Dave Costello, Tomas Donoso, and Nicky Dyal

Editorial Tying into the sharp end


Just OutStay warm and focused for fall sending

Hot FlashesInside Alex Honnold's blazing-fast Half Dome and El Cap solo link-ups; plus, a new route on Mount Foraker

Off the WallHappy 50th birthday, Freedom of the Hills; Teton Boulder Project breaks ground

Sporting LifePlastic purgatory: appalling, real-life gym experiences

SustainedIllinois' slap in the face for owners who let climbers use their land: the sad saga of Draper's Bluff

Ten Things...You didn't know about knots

PlayersHarald Roeker: nature, rock, and the art of guidebook writing

Tech TipsSport climbing: An aerial exercise for sending harder Gear: TLC for climbing shoes and feet

ReviewsAlex Huber's new memoir, K2 through Sherpa eyes, and tales from an alpine first-responder

Classic ClimbsThe pinnacle of 5.8 fun: Skyline, City of Rocks, Idaho

Mileage Minnesota dreamin': old-school trad and bouldering in the great North Woods

Anchored Ryan Cafferky, steward of Smith Rock's soft-rock protection

Perspective The entertainer: Timmy O'Neill