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Climb Safe: To Screamer Or Not To Screamer
To help make more climbers safer climbers, Rock and Ice has teamed up with Black Diamond Equipment to present the Climb Safe series. These articles aim to answer some of climbing's most common gear-related questions. Here, Corey LaForge, back from an ascent of the Eiger Norwand with some questions about Yates Screamers, promptly puts them to the test.
John Long: It Started with a Pile of Stones
Chasing ghosts on Hawaiian sea cliffs.
Good Ice Hunting
Who says global warming is putting the kibosh on ice climbing? Certainly not a small but active crew of climbers in Virginia.
Standing backstage on the set of the Cirque du Soleil production Love, I'm surrounded by sumptuous props and a cast of chiseled humans who look as if ...
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.
Metolius Master Cam
Metolius hit a homer with this departure from their usual U-stem cam design.
Fingers: Pinky Finger Pain
I have pain and swelling on the joint at the base of my pinky. The pain is point specific to the palm side. It hurts to bend or straighten. Grasping (steering wheel, ski pole) hurts a lot, seemingly more from contact than bending.
Recovery Supplement Truths
What do you think about drinking recovery supplements, such as whey protein or glutamine, throughout a day of cragging?