In This IssueNovember 2013 - 320 -
Fog, frothy waters, and damp gear define Scotland's sea stacks; how to build your perfect home wall woody.
Find 26 peaks and zero crowds in New Mexico's Organ Mountains; six backcountry sport routes that deserve your time and effort; six professional guides list their favorite alternative routes to crowded classics.
Skills, Health, and Training
Correct your posture and stretch out with these yoga poses before your next backcountry endeavor; use the gear you have to treat injuries; the gear you need on a big wall; how to use a grigri properly; and how to lose weight safely.
Five bullet packs that will help you get to the summit.
COVER: Alex Honnold crimps 5.13 edges during the first free ascent of Giraffe Libre, El Gran Trono Blanco, Mexico. Photo by Andrew Burr. NON-TRADITIONAL: Sport climbers, rejoice! Eight multi-pitches fit for bolt-clipping climbers. GRANITO CALIENTE: Free climbing two historic routes on Mexico's El Gran Trono Blanco. TEN SLEEP: Cowboys, good vibes, and ice cream! Here, 21 things to know about Wyoming's limestone paradise.
COVER: Laura Pastorelli styles New (6b+/5.10d) in Val di Mello, Italy. Photo by Andrew Burr. HEMP ROPE CLASSICS: Eight still-outstanding rock climbs established before WWII. LA VALLE: Gorgeous photos and 150 years of history from Val Masino, the Yosemite Valley of northern Italy. ROAD WARRIORS: Skip the grueling high-altitude approaches—head to Colorado's Mt. Evans for drive-up alpine crags.