Review by: wildtrail, 2004-05-09
I give this magazine a "2". Just like it's sister "Climbing Magazine", it's full of spray and reoccuring climbers, or "headliners" in the climbing community. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the likes of Jared Ogden, Marc Twight, or any other of the climbing greats, but they do not define the climbing community. The only thing I find useful in any of these magazines are the tech tips.Also, there are far too many advertisements. I know in climbing, we all need gear, but R & I and Climbing is 104 pages, most of in ads and spray.However, considering the wonderful pictures taken, the I give R & I a "2" instead of the "1" I would have initially. Both magazines could easily earn a "4" or even a "5" if they spent the time interviewing and writing articles on Joe Schmoe climber going up Leaning Tower or pulling on slopers at Hueco. More "climbing community" and less "climbing celeberty" would be nice.