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Climb Safe: The Dangers of Short Static Falls
CRACK! The jolt back onto the bolt, into which you are still quickdraw-tethered, stuns you. You only fell two feet, but your neck is stiff and your innards feel like they’ve been kicked by a mule.
John Long: Guilty Pleasures
Lynn Hill and I spent the winter of 1981 in Las Vegas, climbing daily at Red Rocks and plowing through nights at dead-end jobs. After roughly 10 seasons of climbing 300 days a year, my learning curve had flattened and I found myself singing the same old song.
Open Water Treading in Paradise
Climbing in Thailand
Misty Murphy was singing the lyrical Float, which she and her friend Kris Odub Hampton wrote as a tribute to Todd Skinner, when she saw Todd's wid...
Bouldering in Hampi India
The luck of finding the perfect line leads to a fall from grace.
FIXE Anchor Stations
Climbers put A LOT of energy into going up. Coming back down is an afterthought, a fact often reflected in our hodgepodge of raggedy-assed, jury-rigged rappel stations that can range from confusing messes of tat to plant hangers to hardware-store chain and links. For shame!
Fingers: Blown Tendons
I had pain about halfway down my forearm on the biggest and outermost tendon that connects in the middle right at the base of the palm. I think it happened after hanging too hard on my middle and ring fingers.
How to Beat Fear
I learned to climb in the 1970s, before sport climbing. Back then, many climbs were dangerous and falling was taboo. Because of that early experience,...