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Climb Safe: Rappelling - Surviving Climbing's Diciest Business
Climb long enough and you’ll have a close encounter ... or several. Of the myriad ways to kill yourself climbing, rappelling is the quickest, but also the easiest to safeguard.
John Long: Channel Surfing
As far back as I could remember I’d wondered which of mankind’s faiths and illusions I could choose as my sustaining light, and I’d chosen the greatest existential pathology of them all: that if I worked hard enough, and smartly enough, my greatest challenges would someday flow effortlessly under my hands like glassy Malibu swells.
Shagged: Maine's Shag Crag Deals with Perma Draws
Fixed Up or F’ed Up? Perma-gear sparks debate at one of New England’s finest sport crags.
Climbing dictates my entire life. Where I live, where I go, who I’m with, throughout the year.
A Sport for All Ages
At this the most lovely old man got up at the furthest and humblest end of the hall, as he had got up on all similar occasions for the past half-century.
Big Agnes Women's Hot Sulphur Belay Jacket
Was it an “aha” moment? Or just a duh? For years the manufacturer Big Agnes (named for a peak near Steamboat Springs, Colorado) has been making sleeping bags, its watchword being “comfortable.” One day somebody got the idea to wrap those solid sleeping bags around us as jackets.
Body: BPA and Waterbottles
Does drinking from a plastic water bottle that is not BPA free make you sick?
The Secrets of Warming Up
I understand the importance of getting pumped as part of your warm-up for onsighting, but what is the best way to warm up?