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Climb Safe: How Strong is the Spinner Leash?
In this post KP weighs in on the intended use and risks of the Spinner Leash.
John Long: Legends of the Mind
Calling Buhl on the famous mountaineer’s truisms
Origin of Species: Fontainebleau
A leading American tours the birthplace of bouldering, Fontainebleau, France, and reports on how for a hundred years “Font” has been the stage for the most difficult moves on rock.
In 2001, Leo Houlding and Jason Pickles made an audacious ground-up, no-drill, on-sight attempt to free climb a new route on El Cap. Nine years later, The Prophet finally spoke.
Arco Climbing Comp, the Face of 2010
The mighty Grimer and the world's best climbers square off at Arco.
Black Diamond Chaos Harness Review
The new Chaos harness is Black Diamond’s premier “all around” rig that strikes the perfect balance between a lightweight construction, total comfort, full lumbar support and durability.
Shoulder: Torn Labrum, SLAP Lesion
Two months ago I was working an overhanging crack on toprope. My left hand was jammed in a bottleneck constriction, and as I was reaching up with my right hand for another hold, my feet came off. I fell with full force onto my left arm, but my left hand did not come out of crack.
Does Creatine Work?
Everyone is talking about creatine, but I've heard it causes major water retention, which cancels out any strength gains. Is this yet another case of climbers experimenting with supplements that only work for weight-lifting or bodybuilding?