Monday, April 4, 2011
Allez - Southern California's Crag Mag
In mid-1994, Santa Barbara climbers Steve Edwards, Phil Requist, and Binky Greene got together to produce the short lived SoCal climbing rag, Allez. The focus of Allez was primarily on hard sport-climbing, competitions, training, and [increasingly] by the 4th issue, varying degrees of oddities often having absolutely nothing to do with climbing (at left, the uber-classic "Sharp Stick Instructions' by Belt Potter).
Encompassing summer 1994 until fall of 1995 for a total of 5 issues, the first four issues were printed and distributed old school, the fifth and final issue was available exclusively online (pretty visionary back in 1995). Unfortunately, that final issue is gone forever, as it was lost off of a hard drive many hard drives ago. Of the printed copies of Allez (vol. 1-4) there are undoubtedly few of them left in existence (I think Phil is the only one with a complete set) so I took the time to scan them all recently and post them up for download. Enjoy.
Trivia Question: What is the significance of the website name "King-Dino". I'll buy a beer for the first one to get the correct answer.