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Climb Safe: Knot Passing 101
Rappelling past a knot that links two ropes end-to-end, however, need not puzzle you, nor must you learn this seemingly complicated yet vital bit of ropework the hard way. The following five-step method for passing a knot is easy to master, safe and efficient.
The Stonemasters Climb at Pirates Cove
John Long relives the adventures of the Stonemasters when they first began rock climbing at Pirates Cove at Newport Beach, California.
ALL-FEMALE TEAM FREE CLIMBS ZION CLASSIC!
Mason Earle: Crack Ropegun
Who is this kid living in an old Volvo, climbing burly cracks across the country and beyond?
TNB: Chris Sharma and The Art of Jeep Maintenance
The scorched desert expanse surrounding Las Vegas smears together into one terrible brown color as Chris Sharma, Dalia Ojeda, Miguel and I whiz along at 90 miles per hour in an old Jeep Grand Cherokee. The American West, this celebrated frontier, as tame as it has become with commercialism and super highways, is still the last good place I know of for real adventure.
Evolv Demorto Shoe Review
A non-aggressive, all-day shoe, the Demorto is a new design from Evolv for people (i.e., those with Morton's toe) who want a symmetrical toe profile.
Elbow: Elbow Pain and Dodgy Elbows
More recalcitrant than Castro, though less charismatic, elbow pain is the most common and debilitating of chronic climbing injuries. It might be called golfer's or tennis elbow, but it is climbers (and professional knitters) who are most likely to suffer the travails of blown-out elbows.
How to Use a Hangboard
After recent miserable sport climbing performances, I’m finally knuckling down to address my weaknesses—and use the hangboard I bought 18 months ago! A friend said to build up to 30 seconds on, 30 off, but everyone else suggested hangs of up to eight seconds.