• Climb Safe: To Screamer Or Not To Screamer
  • Climb Safe: Full Strength Haul Loops
  • Climb Safe: How to Extend a Rappel
  • Climb Safe: Extending a Cam Sling
  • Climb Safe: The Dangers of Modifying Your Gear
  • Climb Safe: Do Ropes Need to Rest Between Falls?
  • Climb Safe: Worn Belay Loops and Retiring a Harness
  • Climb Safe: Draws in a Gym
  • Climb Safe: How Strong is the Spinner Leash?
  • Climb Safe: How Strong Are Himalayan Fixed Lines?
  • Climb Safe: Gear Doesn't Last Forever - Crampons
  • Climb Safe: Connecting Two Slings Together
  • Climb Safe: Re-Slinging Cams
  • Climb Safe: Choosing the Right Carabiner
  • Climb Safe: What is the Safest Rappel Knot?
  • Climb Safe: Autoblock Belay Device Misuse
  • Climb Safe: Sling Strength In Three Anchor Configurations
  • Climb Safe: Weakness of Nose-Hooked Carabiners
  • Climb Safe: Daisy Chain Dangers
  • Climb Safe: Retiring Old Ropes
  • Climb Safe: Sharpie for Marking the Middle of a Rope?
  • Climb Safe: How Sketchy is a Sharp-Edged Carabiner?
  • Climb Safe: Dangers of Rope Worn Carabiners
  • Climb Safe: The Electric Harness Acid Test
  • Climb Safe: Can A Hot Belay Device Melt My Slings?
  • Climb Safe: Gear Doesn't Last Forever - Slings and Quickdraws
  • Climb Safe: Gear Doesn't Last Forever - Ice Tool Picks
  • Climb Safe: Dangers of Worn Lowering Anchors
  • Climb Safe: The Skinny on Super Light Ropes
  • Climb Safe: Spotting for Bouldering
  • Climb Safe: Common Belay Screw-ups and What To Do About Them
  • Climb Safe: How to Belay, Part 1
  • Climb Safe: Ascending Rappel Ropes 101
  • Climb Safe: Spectra versus Nylon
  • Climb Safe: Rethinking the Double-Loop Bowline
  • Climb Safe: Knot Passing 101
  • Climb Safe: How To Survive Bad Weather on El Cap
  • Climb Safe: Avalanche Safety
  • Climb Safe: Ascender Safety 101
  • Climb Safe: Top Roping is Not So Safe
  • Climb Safe: The Dangers of Short Static Falls
  • Climb Safe: Rappelling - Surviving Climbing's Diciest Business
  • Climb Safe: Belay School - Why Dynamic Matters
  • Climb Safe: Fall Factors Explained
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    Features

    TNB: The Only Blasphemy
    John Bachar laces up his boots and cinches the sling on his chalk bag. “Ready?” Only then do I realize he means to climb all two thousand feet solo, without a rope. To save face, I agree, thinking: Well, if he suggests something too crazy, I’ll just draw the line. I was the first to start soloing out at Josh anyhow.
    Generational Shift
    Summer 2003: I should have enjoyed the waves of golden knobs, the cold thin air of the Sierra, and the 500 feet of granite swimming below me, but I couldn't.
    TNB: Tony Scott, Climber, Movie Maker, Lived and Died Large
    It is not every day that someone’s “person” contacts me, and when a voice on the phone asked if I could take a call from Tony Scott, I at first did not know who he was. A director, she said. His films included Top Gun, The Crimson Tide and others. “He’s pretty famous,” she added, and trust me that she was being helpful and not snide.
    Charlie Fowler American Alpinist
    That Charlie Fowler would meet his end while doing what he loved is no huge surprise given the sheer volume of his climbing. At age 52, he'd racked up three and a half decades of it, and had carried his quiet air of a seasoned survivor from hard rock to the high-risk games of alpine climbing and soloing.
    Bubble, Bubble
    When I was living in New England and, as a mountaineer, was greener than the hills of Vermont, I asked a British climber what he ate at high altitude. The Brit, who had climbed in the Alps, Andes and Himalaya, said, Don't worry, lad, if you go hungry it's good for the soul.
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