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Climb Safe: Top Roping is Not So Safe
Toproping is so safe it’s virtually foolproof, right? Think again. Just a brief belay lapse can produce high loads, testing the holding power of your gear. In this week's Climb Safe, Rock and Ice field-tests real-world climbing scenarios.
John Long: A Confederacy of Dunces
Navigating Commercial Hoopla On A Bellyful Of Bad Fish
Bouldering and sport climbing at the mystical Peruvian hotspot Hatun Machay.
Age 50, Climbing Pioneer, BASE jumper (BASE #39), Businessman, Kite Surfer, Big-wave Surfer
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.
Wool is Cool
Many Outdoor Apparel brands are hawking some wool garment or layering system these days—Patagonia, Icebreaker, Gramicci, and the new enviro-company Nau to name a few.
I recently cut off the tip of my left index finger with a plate joiner. I am a new ice climber. How will this affect my ability to climb? I am 27 years old.
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.