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Above: The Breakfast Spire. All photos by Lizzy Scully

I Dream Greenland

By Lizzy Scully   |   Oct 16, 2013 October 16, 2013

I dreamed of climbing in Greenland for a decade. This summer I finally visited the southernmost reaches of that country and climbed in the Torssukatak Fjord with photographer John Dickey, Quinn Brett, and Prairie Kearney. Team Glitterbomb put up three first ascents: “Morning Luxury” (5.11-,… Read More

Korean climber Zooey Ahn powers through the crux of a bouldering problem in a

Long Live the Dirtbag Dungeons

By John Burgman   |   Oct 2, 2013 October 2, 2013

I am a climber, and at the risk of offending the enthusiasts of other outdoor pursuits, I’d argue that climbing is among the dirtiest, in the literal sense. Routes and problems are conceived and sent above cleared patches of dirt, moves grunted out through gritty clouds of chalk dust. Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Home Front

Dirtbag Diaries: Home Front

By Fitz Cahall   |   Aug 9, 2013 August 9, 2013

There’s a story that you may have heard kicked around in the newspapers and nightly news for the last few months. It’s as unsettling as it is tragic. The rate of suicide among active military personnel, reservists, and veterans has increased to nearly 22… Read More

Above: Mikey Schaefer photo of me climbing the penultimate arch pitch.

The Final Frontier

By James Lucas   |   Aug 6, 2013 August 6, 2013

I screamed at the granite wall. The sound bounced off Yosemite’s Fifi Buttress and drowned into the roar of Bridalveil Falls. I lowered to the belay, where Katie stood at a small stance. I was six inches from a free ascent. It felt like six miles. I’d cleaned the… Read More

Above: One of the first 7as we did at Cala Barques, Metrosexual, a classic line of jugs that's not too high above the calm sea. A perfect primer for the steeper, harder routes to come. All photos by Jonathan Thesenga

Deep Water Soloing on Mallorca

By Brittany Griffith   |   Aug 2, 2013 August 2, 2013

My ADD extends beyond the fact that I can’t finish vacuuming a room before checking my email, watering a plant or making fried rice from leftovers. It’s present in my climbing endeavors as well. But I do recognize what it is about, the different disciplines I appreciate most. My… Read More

Above: Our cosy camp below the Incredible Hulk. Photo: Senja Palonen

Scramblin’ Around the Sierras with Spoodle and Beater

By Jasmin Caton   |   Jul 30, 2013 July 30, 2013

I have known Rich Wheater (AKA the Beater) and Senja Palonen (AKA the Spoodle) since my very first summer of rock climbing in Squamish. We were introduced by a mutual friend one morning at Starbucks (back then everyone hung out there to find a climbing… Read More

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