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Climb Safe: How to Belay, Part 1
No commitment—not even the one to your SO—is as binding as that of the belay. When you hold the rope, your partner’s life is in your hands. Screw up this marriage and you give new meaning to the vow “till death do us part.”
TNB: The Only Blasphemy
John Bachar laces up his boots and cinches the sling on his chalk bag. “Ready?” Only then do I realize he means to climb all two thousand feet solo, without a rope. To save face, I agree, thinking: Well, if he suggests something too crazy, I’ll just draw the line. I was the first to start soloing out at Josh anyhow.
Climbing Beta: Rocktown, Georgia
Moja Gear takes us to Rocktown, Georgia in this Destination feature.
Climbers We Lost in 2013
In Memoriam—Tito Traversa, Layton Kor, Billy Beckwith, Randy Udall, Steve Gladbach, Steve Johnson, Alexey Bolotov, Yang Chunfeng, Marty Schmidt, Denali Schmidt, Kevin Volkening, John Ewbank, and Jarad Spackman—2013.
Charlie Fowler American Alpinist
That Charlie Fowler would meet his end while doing what he loved is no huge surprise given the sheer volume of his climbing. At age 52, he'd racked up three and a half decades of it, and had carried his quiet air of a seasoned survivor from hard rock to the high-risk games of alpine climbing and soloing.
Petzl Myo RXP
Gear heads are going to be tweaking and freaking over Petzl’s new MYO RXP. This fully programmable LED headlamp allows you to customize how many lumens you set forth into the darkness.
Knee: Ruptured Ligament and Meniscus
Last year my knee exploded while during a heel hook. I ruptured my lateral collateral ligament, tore my posterior cruciate and arcuate ligament, the medial meniscus, as well as disrupting the posterior capsule of the knee joint. How is it even possible to do so much damage?
Periodized Training For the Year-round Approach
Most long-term training programs attempt to coordinate physical, mental and skill cycles to produce a period of peak performance.