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Climb Safe: Re-Slinging Cams
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, Kolin Powick, Black Diamond’s Director of Quality, weighs in on re-slinging cams.
John Long: What I've Learned
John Long, original Stonemaster and climbing's most popular writer, spills his guts.
R' is for Rant
The ABC’s of Rating Dangerous Climbs.
Layton Kor honored by AAC
If you’ve climbed, you’ve likely done a Layton Kor route. There’s the Kor/Ingalls on Castleton Tower, the Finger of Fate on the Titan, and innumerable routes throughout Colorado, Yosemite and the West.
A tricky crux, a surprise pop, a very fast 15-foot descent. I was delighted to find myself dangling from my beloved little blue Metolius. But when doing a quick body inventory, I noted that my left foot was attempting an inward 180. Suddenly, explosively, it hurt like hell. My partner Peter quickly lowered me, winced, and suggested we call an ambulance.
Petzl Ergo Ice Tool Review
The Ergo has a number of peculiar features, but I like the grip best, so let’s start there.
Back: Spinal Fracture
Two months ago I was climbing in Rifle Mountain Park and fell from 20 feet straight onto my ass, and broke my right arm (out of the cast now, and fine), and my L1 and L2 vertebrae. The L2 break was not serious, but the L1 was a burst fracture and pushed out into the spinal column.
Training During Pregnancy
I am a 20-year-old woman, six months pregnant and a passionate climber. I’ve been climbing for three years, and already have a 2-year-old daughter.