Weekend Whipper: Wall Slammer at Echo Cliffs
The climber in this Weekend Whipper is battling the steep dihedral of Caffeine (5.11b) at the aptly named Echo Cliffs of California's Santa Monica Mountains. But the moves up high are a little too tough, spitting the climber off and sending him for a long fall into route's slab below. Ouch!
Climber Dies From Fall in the Gunks
A Chilean climber took a fatal 20-foot fall from the Gunks classic Yellow Wall on Saturday.
TNB: Eight Ways to Improve Your Footwork
“Well, I use my feet a lot better than you do,” my friend Ben said. Well, he was right. This conversation occurred years ago in France, when I was first experiencing sport climbing. Ben was not simply putting his shoes on the rock carefully, but adding an active element: “You can grab with your feet and pull yourself in,” he said. It’s a lesson I’ve passed to many since then, and is crucial on steep ground.

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Gallery images by Dean Fidelman.