Historical issues of the New Zealand Alpine Journal, dating back to 1892, have been digitised for reference use. To browse past issues or search for
Many climbers approach rock climbing with a purely performance-oriented mindset. They want to climb as ‘hard’ as they can. Why? Climbing hard is cool and supposedly makes you a hit with whatever type of person you want to be a hit with at parties. Despite the varying approaches, there’s one thing performance-oriented climbers are all obsessed with—and that’s numbers.