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Climb Safe: How to Extend a Rappel
Every year, without fail, someone is injured or dies in a rappelling accident. This July it was the easily prevented mistake of rapping off the end of the line. At this point, it seems a little useless to keep reminding people to tie some knots in the end of their ropes.
John Long: The Royal Scam
Coming clean on the mysterious first ascent of a Yosemite classic.
Red Dihedral (IV 5.10b)
Some routes or formations you climb for a physical challenge, and some because they are beautiful, but some things you climb because they explode out of the ground like granite rockets promising to take you to the moon. That’s the initial allure of the Incredible Hulk (11,040 feet) on the east side of the California Sierras.
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.
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.
La Sportiva Katana Lace Shoe Review
The classic Katana Velcro slipper has undergone a makeover with the addition of laces and the P3 rand to produce the Katana Lace, a high-quality, multi-purpose climbing shoe that, as I have found over a few months of testing, excels in all situations.
A Doctor's Guide to Your Climbing Body
IS THE BACTERIAL INFECTION CA-MRSA AN EPIDEMIC AMONG CLIMBERS? NOT YET. WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THIS COMMONLY MISDIAGNOSED DISEASE.