Sherman Exposed: Slightly Censored Climbing Stories (Google eBook)

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The Mountaineers Books, Oct 1, 2001 - Humor - 238 pages
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Outrageous, talented, and a force to be reckoned with, John Sherman is always willing to spout an opinion that's sure to raise eyebrows. This rowdy collection of biting satire, parody profiles, barely restrained rants, and genuine reflections on climbing's unsung heroes is no different. Blending his juiciest Verm's World columns from Climbing magazine with previously unpublished (or, perhaps, unpublishable?) stories.
  

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Contents

Preface
9
Acknowledgments
10
WHAT? NO EIGER?
11
A Brief History of Vermin
14
VERMS WORLD
27
Laughing Matters
30
The Verms World History Aptitude Test
35
The Eleventh Commandment
44
Should You Go Nuts? Or Bolts? Or Just Screw It All?
103
PLACES
107
Pumping Syenite
110
East Side Stories
117
Nothing But Problems
123
The Sequel
132
The Biggest Boulder in the World
144
A Tale of Two Thimbles
148

Night Climbers Versus the Gym Dandies
49
Its Big Its Bad Its RetroTrad
55
Boulevard of the Behemoths
60
To V or Not to V
64
Training with the Verm
70
The Dog Ate My Belay Plate
73
Solving the Everest Problem
78
Will the Real Doctor Doom Please Stand Up?
80
Pushing the Limits
87
Unsung Hero
89
No GUTs No Glory
95
Tales from the Gripped
155
Ice Capades
166
The Fab 50
178
CHARACTERS
183
The Wilford Case
186
Riding the PendulumTom Cosgriff
201
Life Without a NetRob Slater
214
The Hard Song
225
Bobbi Busts Out
231
Afterword
237
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About the author (2001)

Sherman has been a columnist and contributing editor for Climbing and Rock & Ice magazines.

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