Full disclosure. Dead Point Magazine is hit or miss for me. Occasionally I enjoy the interviews or videos from the community, but other times the forums, comments, and even articles are embarrassing.
This month's exploration of training for climbing is the first issue that has warranted re-reading multiple articles. Quality pieces from next generation phenom and youth coach Brian Antheunisse, Steven Edwards, and long time training guru Eric J. Hörst shine through to a level of cohesion normally lacking in the publication. Of course there were the usual pitfalls. Obe Carrion's surface scratching thoughts on music could have been cut and the bit on marijuana and climbing seemed more cover story lure than substance. These snarls aside the fact remains that there are words worth reading and remembering in this month's magazine. If this level of quality can be refined and maintained it could mean DPM is on their way to becoming something more than "that free magazine."