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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.
John Long: Slaying Giants
Cast by chance into the frenzy of a dramatic Yosemite rescue, the author confronts his youthful fears head-on.
Seeking Life After Death
FOUR YEARS AFTER Dean Potter made the first free ascent of the immaculately cleaved Epitaph (5.13) just outside Moab, Utah, Brian Kimball sacked up f...
Kurt Albert: The Climber Who Invented Redpointing
Kurt Albert invented the redpoint and developed much of our attitude about modern free climbing. Here, in a 1993 interview where he talks about free climbing's origins and questionable tactics such as chipping.
TNB: American Dirtbag
Where are all the dirtbags? I'm not talking about these imposter dirtbags, the new-age lurkers taking up all the parking spots at Camp 4, Indian Creek and Miguel's Pizza with their pimped-out, Direct TV-receiving Sprinter vans that look like college dorm rooms on 26s.
Arc'teryx Fission SL Jacket Review
The Fission SL’s biggest achievement is its marriage of a waterproof shell with insulation. The outer fabric is Pro Shell, the latest, lightest, most durable two-layer iteration of Gore-Tex.
Appendectomy and Climbing Training
I just had an appendectomy, it hurts like hell. The doc said no climbing for a month. What can I do without making myself worse? Can I do any training without my core? Should I give the Dodgy Elbows workout another go since my elbows are still sore as well?
Building a Better Climber: Phase 4 - Power Endurance
Welcome to the Rock and Ice year-long training plan. If you stuck with the first three phases in this ongoing series, you should be feeling fit and ready to start power-endurance training. Don’t worry if you’ve only just joined in; simply start with two weeks of low-intensity endurance, then commence with the phase outlined below.