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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: Mountains of Trouble
The cement-bucket drop test, swami belts and the beginning of the end of a fabled climbing club.
Everest Deserves Respect: Why It's Hard, From Someone Who's Been There
Over four days in May 2012, around 250 Westerners and 270 Sherpas and Tibetans summited Mount Everest. For many, attaining the highest point on Earth was the culmination of endless training, personal sacrifices and hard work to achieve a meaningful and fulfilling lifelong dream.
Adam Avery, king of brewers.
Arco Climbing Comp, the Face of 2010
The mighty Grimer and the world's best climbers square off at Arco.
Five Ten Galileo Shoe Review
The Galileo, essentially an updated version of Five Ten's time-tested Anasazi Velcro, is the first Five Ten shoe with its new Onyx rubber, a compound touted as Five Ten's stickiest and most durable.
Elbow: Stress Fracture
I use a campus board for a quick pump when time is limited. I also campus easier problems for some added strength. However, lately, after five minutes or so of training, I get this aching along the ulnar side of my forearm.
Endurance Training Tips for Winter
Plug the gaps in your endurance training this winter and own the spring.