Cam Care and Maintenance Guide27-May-2015
How to clean, lubricate, inspect and repair cams....27-May-2015
Climb Safe: How to Extend a Rappel27-Aug-2015
Every year, without fail, someone is injured or dies in a rappelling accident. This July it was the easily prevented mistake of rapping off the end of the line. At this point, it seems a little useless to keep reminding people to tie some knots in the end of their ropes....27-Aug-2015
Climbing on lead and being able to place solid protection is the foundation to safe rock climbing....20-Nov-2009
How To Rig Trad Anchors/Belays04-Nov-2010
The fine art of rigging climbing anchors and belay stations....04-Nov-2010
Simul-Rappel Goes Tragically Wrong - Reed’s Pinnacle, Yosemite
A simul-rappel mistake leads to a tragic death on Reed's Pinnacle in Yosemite Valley, California.
Dropped Haulbag Strikes Climber in Yosemite
Pete was “hit in his left arm by a fully-loaded El Cap-sized haulbag,” according to a report filed by the climbing ranger Bud Miller, who interviewed the climbers at the scene after the accident. The impact broke Pete’s left arm (humerus). The broken bone ripped through the skin, and Pete began to bleed profusely.
Rappel Knot Fails, Climber Falls to Death on the Goat Wall
Ryan Kautz, 26, falls to death while rappelling the last pitch of Prime Rib of Goat, a popular 11-pitch 5.9- on the 1,300-foot Goat Wall near Mazama, Washington.