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For nearly 50 years, Climbing Magazine’s goal has been to inspire and entertain with compelling coverage of climbing in all its forms, from bouldering to the big walls, trad rock to sport climbing, ice climbing to mountaineering. Vantage Point offers a collection of the most inspiring, thought-provoking, and humorous stories featured in Climbing over the past five decades—an anthology that will move you to grab your chalkbag, rope, and harness.
For nearly 50 years, Climbing Magazine’s goal has been to inspire and entertain with compelling coverage of climbing in all its forms, from bouldering to the big walls, trad rock to sport climbing, ice climbing to mountaineering. Vantage Point offers a collection of the most inspiring, thought-provoking, and humorous stories featured in Climbing over the past five decades—an anthology that will move you to grab your chalkbag, rope, and harness.
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Sales Rank:
632,084
Pages:
256
Publication Date:
09/01/2018
ISBN13:
9781493034772
Product Dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x1.10(d)
Publisher:
Falcon Guides
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About the Author
Matt Samet is the editor of Climbing, and has also worked for Yoga Journal and Vegetarian Times. He is the author of The Climbing Dictionary and The Crag Survival Handbook, and lives with his family in Boulder, Colorado, where he has been active in the local climbing community for the past 25 years.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: 50 Years of Awesome Matt Samet, Editor of Climbing ix

Part 1 The 1970s

The 1970s: Climbing Becomes Clean, Free, and A Little Bolder Jim Erickson 3

The Dragon Route (July-August 1973, No. 20) Karl Karlstrom 9

Hot Henry: An Interview With Henry Barber (May-June 1974, No. 25) Demetri Kolocotronis 16

Climbing and the Alpine Environment: Ethics of Preservation (Nov Ember-December 1975, No. 33) Michael Kennedy 20

Ogre Descent (November-December 1977, No. 45) Doug Scott 25

Pumping Sandstone (January-February 1978, No. 46) John Long 33

The Foolish and The Wise: The First Free Ascent of the Wisdom (July-August 1978, No. 49) Glenn Randall 37

Friends: A Look at New Technology in Climbing (November-December 1978, No. 51) Commentary Steven Levin 42

Latok I: A Climb Without A Summit (March-April 1979, No. 53) Michael Kennedy 45

Part 2 The 1980s

The 1980s: A Decade of Radical Change and Transition Paul Piana 49

Witlessly Bold, Heroically Dull (January-February 1980, No. 56) Tobin Sorenson 54

The Dance of the Woo-Li Masters (November-December 1981, No. 69) Jim Bridwell 59

Shawangunk Solo Climbs: Fool's Goal (April 1986, No. 95) Russ Clune 67

Kiss Or Kill (October 1986, No. 98) Marc Twight 72

Wolfgang Güllich (June 1987, No. 102) Interview Beth Wald 76

Salathé Wall: 1988 (October 1988, No. 110) Paul Piana 85

Up Against It (April 1989, No. 113) Ed Webster 98

Part 3 The 1990s

The 1990s: Sport Climbing Comes Into its Prime Randy Leavitt 111

Tales From The Gripped (October-November 1993, No. 140) John Sherman 115

A Day in The Life of A Mountaineer (December 1994-February 1995, No. 149) Peter Croft 125

The Shining Mountain (September 1997, No. 171) Andy Cave 130

Balancing Act (November 1999, No. 189) Jeff Achey 140

Part 4 The 2000s

The 2000s: El Capitan and the Road Less Traveled Beth Rodden 153

Now Going (February 2000, No. 191) Conrad Anker 157

The Dihedral Wall (October 2004, No. 234) Tommy Caldwell 163

The Line of Control (January 2008, No. 263) Micah Dash 173

The Black Dog (April 2008, No. 265) 180

Ragged Edges: A Private Suicide Kenneth Long 181

The Slender Cord: Free Soloing and the Road to Perdition Fitz Cahall 182

True to Self: Life and Delusions on the Mountains Majka Burhardt 185

Calling All The Heroes: A Black Day in the Texas Desert Matt Samet 187

The Black Hole: Night Soloing in the Tuolumne High Country Chad Shepard 189

Fantasyland (July 2008, No. 267) Kelly Cordes 191

Part 5 The 2010s

The 2010s: A Lifetime of Climbing Chris Sharma 199

Half Life (February 2011, No. 292) Jeff Achey 202

Vampire Diary (December 2012-January 2013, No. 311) Jeff Achey 212

Expaddiction (March 2014, No. 323) Mike Libecki 222

A Belief (April 2015, No. 334) Tommy Caldwell 232

The Freerider (August 2017, No. 355) James Lucas 236

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