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Climb Safe: Ascending Rappel Ropes 101
At some point in your climbing career, you’ll probably end up at the bottom of a double-rope rappel, marooned in space, staring wistfully at the next rap anchors overhead. Fear not! With a little bit of knowledge, you can quickly and easily climb the rap ropes. Here’s how.
John Long: The Only Rule That Counts
The greatest riches lie at the end of your dreams
"The best story I know of Bridalveil Falls," says Vince Anderson, "involves a couple of friends who ended up in an all-night chase through the forest, eventually eluding the police."
Climbers We Lost in 2012
In Memoriam—Jack Roberts, Paul Borne, Tony Scott, Michael Ybarra, Patrick Edlinger, Lincoln Hall, Maurice Herzog, John Rosendahl, Gil Weiss, Ben Horne, Jim Jack, Chris Rudolph and Johnny Brenan—2012.
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.
There are nearly 50 different belay devices on the market, and fewer than five qualify as “auto-locking.”
Biceps: Partial Dislocation
I have had a subluxation (partial dislocation) of the biceps tendon manually relocated, but it doesn't stay there. The original injury occurred when performing a mantel. It's been two months now, but no healing progress.
Using a Weight Belt For Training
Does it help to use a weight belt to increase endurance, or should weight only be added when training strength and power?