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Climb Safe: Re-Slinging Cams
To help make more climbers safer climbers, Rock and Ice has teamed up with Black Diamond Equipment to present the Climb Safe series. These articles aim to answer some of climbing's most common gear-related questions. Here, Kolin Powick, Black Diamond’s Director of Quality, weighs in on re-slinging cams.
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.
The Black is Beautiful
TWO ESSAYS ON STUNNING DEVELOPMENTS IN COLORADO'S NOTORIOUS BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON
The “Glamorous Life” of the Climber Who Soloed the Zion Testpiece.
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.
CU Belay Glasses
These new spectacles use mirrors to let belayers comfortably watch their partners without having to crane their necks back into an uncomfortable position and risk belayer's neck, essentially an irritation of the joints of the cervical spine due to prolonged extension.
Elbow: Medial Epicondylosis and Taping
I've had elbow tendonosis for the last year and am finally back to climbing pain free. A physical therapist has told me that weakness in my wrists may be placing greater loads on the elbow tendon, and that taping the wrists before climbing might help. Any thoughts?
Attack and Defend - Tips for Effective Resting
There is no escaping the pump, but many climbers are too quick to blame a lack of endurance for their aching forearms. The key to mastering the endurance style lies in spotting rests and effectively utilizing them.