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VERTICAL LIFE #29 - Winter 2019

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Vertical Life magazine issue 29 is packed with goodness: From Simon Bischoff’s stunning cover shot of Charlotte Garden, climbing through the golden smoke haze on After Midnight (24) on Mt Wellington’s Organ Pipes, to Brecon Littleford’s 'Precious Object' at the end of the mag.

 

Vertical Life issue 29

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Vertical Life magazine issue 29 is packed with goodness: From Simon Bischoff’s stunning cover shot of Charlotte Garden, climbing through the golden smoke haze on After Midnight (24) on Mt Wellington’s Organ Pipes, to Brecon Littleford’s 'Precious Object' at the end of the mag.


  • VL Editor Simon Madden reflects on being blinded (literally by eye surgery) and metaphorically by the Grampians/Garidwerd climbing bans.
  • Ryan Siacci looks at the changing face of Australian alpinism is his article 'After the Gold Rush'.
  • Angus Taylor speaks to one of the unsung stars of ’90s bouldering, Angela Connolly, a Sydneysider who quietly put up what would have been at the time one the world’s hardest boulder problems by a woman, Tender Trap (V9/10).
  • Photographer, Kamil Sustiak, reminisces on When Shit Goes Wrong in his regular column, 'How I Got the Shot'.
  • Kerrin Gale goes to the USA’s Smith Rocks in the dead of winter in 'The Try List' and tried hard.
  • Blueys’ climber Angus Farquhar recounts why he is pulling out some of his bolts on his first ascents in the Elephant in the Room.
  • Tim Macartney-Snape, Meg Dennison and John Beckwith provide three different perspectives on the Grampians/Gariwerd climbing bans.
  • The VL gallery has shots from Flinders Island and also the first female ascent of the Groove Train by Paige Claassen.
  • Nathan McNeil retells the epic first one-day ascent of The Lost Boys (24) on Mt Warning in Queensland by Duncan Steel and Henk Morgans.
  • Ben Tari has a haunting story of climbing solo.
  • Marcelo de Torrion por Alez dances and dodges and skips out on spotting.
  • Steve Toal outlines some of the best areas covered in his new Central Grampians Comprehensive Guide.
  • In Gym Rats, VL's regular indoor climbing column, VL speaks to Urban Climb’s route-setter and coach, Jane Engler.
  • In 'Climb to Tokyo' Campbell Harrison is all about learning from his mistakes in the opening bouldering World Cup in China.
  • Denby Weller finds that you can always be stronger during the Pull-up Project.
  • VL resident nutritionist Amanda Watts looks at the pros and cons of the supplement creatine and finds some benefits for climbers.
  • Training guru Duncan Brown has tips for route-reading and memorisation.
  • New Gear, plus VL reviews the Petzl GriGri+ and The North Face Dome Pant.
  • Dave Gairns remembers one of the pioneers of Victorian climbing, Mike Stone, who passed away recently.
  • Brecon Littleford on his Precious Object, a DMM Mamba quickdraw.

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