Viajes y Aire Libre


February/March 2020

Climbing offers the entire climbing world: sport, trad, bouldering, walls, ice, alpine and mountains. In each issue we offer the richest stories on the vertical world you'll ever read, with award-winning photography. Climbing has earned its moniker as the journal of record for climbers worldwide.

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Active Interest Media
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EDITORIAL Editor Matt Samet Senior Associate Editor James Lucas Digital Editor Kevin Corrigan Layout and Design Lindsay Wescott Senior Contributing Photographer Andrew Burr Contributing Editors Julie Ellison, Katie Lambert, Andrew Tower Online Education Producer Ryan Dionne Intern Levi Harrell SALES Associate Publisher Kevin Riley kriley@aimmedia.com Eastern Account Director, Non-Endemic JoAnn Martin joannmartin@aimmedia.com Western Account Director, Non-Endemic Lesli Krishnaiah lkrishnaiah@aimmedia.com BUSINESS Group Publisher Sharon Houghton shoughton@aimmedia.com Sales Director Rob Hudson rhudson@aimmedia.com Executive Marketing Director Courtney Matthews cmatthews@aimmedia.com Marketing Manager Tina Rolf Senior Marketing Manager Leslie Barrett Senior Marketing Coordinator Peter Heffelfinger Advertising Coordinator Caitlin O’Connor Prepress Manager Joy Kelley Prepress Specialist Idania Mentana Circulation Director Jenny Desjean Director Accounting Shared Services Kelly Baumgardner Business Manager Alice Morgan Single Sales Copy Manager NPS President & CEO Andrew W. Clurman Senior Vice President, CFO, COO, & Treasurer Michael Henry Vice President of Audience Development Tom Masterson General Manager, Outdoor Group Sharon Houghton Vice President, Production and Manufacturing Barbara Van Sickle Vice President of People and Places JoAnn Thomas Facilities Tony Wilhelms AIM Board…

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the real cost of travel

This issue marks our annual Travel/Road Trip Issue, a celebration of the climber-vagabond lifestyle and the incredible places we get to visit. I’m excited about the destinations, including our cover feature Cayman Brac (p.44), Mount Lemmon, Arizona (p.36), Bishop, California (p.68), the epic-long sport climbs of Washington’s Cascades (p.54), the granite of Cathedral Ledge, New Hampshire (p.26), and a multi-pitch (!) crag in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (p.24). It is almost impossible to extricate getting vertical from globetrotting—even if your local area has thousands of routes, at some point you’ll crave fresh terrain or a go at bucket-list climbs like the Hunchback Arête on Mount Lemmon or High Planes Drifter at the Buttermilks or Flyboys in the North Cascades. We climbers have always traveled, stretching back to the Golden Age of Alpinism…

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inbox/top 10

DECADE DANCE Regarding your Skills piece in No. 370: “Return to Sender: Comeback fitness in two weeks for climbers over 40” (climbing.com/returntosender): At 67 years old, I’ve been in and out of shape a dozen times over the years, always getting back into multi-pitch trad 5.10-to-5.12 shape each time. Swimming has always been key for my return to fitness. Also, my experience has been that there is a period of adjustment somewhere around the turn of each decade that lasts 4 to 14 months, and then you’re good again for the rest of the decade. I’ve always suspected that climbers failing to persevere through these decadal adjustments is the reason for the high attrition rates at each successive decade mark. JOSEPH HEALY, VIA FACEBOOK DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK! Regarding your “Return to Sender”…

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why “get ‘er done” doesn’t work

Have you ever experienced being above your protection, gripped by hesitation and a fear of falling? Your friends “encourage” you by telling you to “Go for it” or that “You’ve got it.” But part of you knows better: It knows that your fear has meaning; it wants to protect you from danger. So do you listen to your friends and go for it, or do you listen to your fear and back off? Motivation drives how you climb. It reveals what you value and impacts how you make decisions on the rock—and also informs the consequences of those decisions. For example, if you’re motivated to bypass your fear and avoid falling, then eventually, you’re likely to injure or traumatize yourself. Everyone falls, and if you haven’t learned to fall skillfully, a…

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the skinny on fad diets

As a climber of two years and registered, practicing dietitian-nutritionist (I studied nutrition education at the Mayo Clinic with a focus on medical nutrition therapy), I’ve seen firsthand with both myself and my clients how nutrition can spell the difference between sending and yet another day of dogging. Much of how your body functions stems from its food sources. But with so many diets out there based on seemingly contradictory principles, it’s tough to know what certain diets are doing for our climbing. While our bodies differ in their needs, knowing how the diets currently getting the most buzz at the cliffs—the ketogenic diet, the paleo diet, and intermittent fasting—generally affect performance can help you decide how to eat. (Also see our Skills piece on optimizing body composition for sending…