The Wildest Party on Earth | Outside Online

It's a muggy friday morning in the Ozarks. A leanly muscled man in cowboy boots, denim short-shorts, and a tank top that looks painted on is standing in the bed of a parked pickup, addressing a crowd of hundreds. “It’s hot, guys. It’s really hot,” he says, using a microphone plugged into a beefy PA system. “What do we need to be doing today?” “Hydrating!” the crowd answers. “Beer!” someone … [Read more...]

To Hell and Back Again, a Climber’s Tale

Every September hundreds of crazies take time off from work, school and epic dirt bag climbing trips to gather for the most sacred of occasions in the Climberverse, Horseshoe Hell. Nine years later Horseshoe Canyon Ranch still welcomes the hordes of stinky grimy people for the hellacious competition, and a weekend of unparalleled outdoor fun. Hell is a test of insanity, will power, human … [Read more...]

Dancing on Her Fingers

In the forward of her book Climbing Free: My Life in the Vertical World, Lynn Hill is described by her longtime friend, sometime climbing partner and early climbing mentor John Long as "...the biggest little hero I've ever known...The rest of us are just holding her rope." A quick internet search of Lynn Hill will provide a long list of accomplishments in the climbing arena. It has been said … [Read more...]