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Climb Safe: Top Roping is Not So Safe
Toproping is so safe it’s virtually foolproof, right? Think again. Just a brief belay lapse can produce high loads, testing the holding power of your gear. In this week's Climb Safe, Rock and Ice field-tests real-world climbing scenarios.
John Long: It Started with a Pile of Stones
Chasing ghosts on Hawaiian sea cliffs.
Cragging in the Bay Area
I had never kissed a girl, so when a naked one came up to me and started asking questions about the climb I had just tried, I was a little thrown. Painfully shy, I’d always wondered how I would ever ask a girl to go climbing, and now a naked one was here asking me if I knew of a place where she could learn.
Nobody thought twice when Sean plugged a meager five-point word onto the Scrabble board at the campsite in Hueco Tanks. He was, after all, losing by o...
A Short Walk With Whillans
The Legendary British Climber on the Eiger.
Saltic Vampire Shoe Review
This year everyone is trying to make them: moderately sporty, moderately stiff Velcro shoes
I've heard of people using shock therapy for finger injuries. Would you recommend this? If so, where can I get the equipment?
Witness the Mental Fitness: Set Thought Aside to Improve Performance
Your mind will do anything it can to keep from being fully present for the stress that is inherent in a climbing challenge. You can’t “fix” the mind from the perspective of the mind. Mental fitness training has to be done from a perspective that is removed from the mind itself. You need a different access point.