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Monkey Tales: Episode 1 – “Choss Monkeys on Parade”

The wild Choss Monkeys of Montana revisit Pine Creek’s Succubus (M7+). Originally established by Tom Kalakay and Chuck Swenson, Pete Tapley was the first to free the line in 1998, sandbagging the grade along the way. Since then, the route has morphed seasonally, with a few of the bolts ending up in the talus below, while the grade steadily increases. It remains a local test piece.

Dukkha on Funeral For a Friend

Birth is Dukkha, aging is Dukkha, death is Dukkha; sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief, and despair are Dukkha; association with the unbeloved is Dukkha; separation from the loved is Dukkha; not getting what is wanted is Dukkha. In short, the five clinging-aggregates are Dukkha.