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Climb Safe: Rethinking the Double-Loop Bowline
Pity the double-loop bowline—it’s getting worse press than Jacko. Two issues ago, we bagged on the knot because in 1989 Lynn Hill took a 70-foot groundfall when her partly tied bowline pulled free of her harness.
John Long: Slaying Giants
Cast by chance into the frenzy of a dramatic Yosemite rescue, the author confronts his youthful fears head-on.
They say that good things come in small packages, but the Dolomites of northern Italy are great things in a very big package.
Cold Justice Paul Cormier
January 24, 2005: Paul Cormier looked like a mad scientist from the North Pole. His graying hairs shot out of the sides of his brown fleece hat, their tips frosted with rime and frozen sweat.
A Sport for All Ages
At this the most lovely old man got up at the furthest and humblest end of the hall, as he had got up on all similar occasions for the past half-century.
McHale UnLtd Super-SARC
McHale packs aren’t off-the-shelf clones. Each one is custom made in nearly unlimited options including your choice of fabrics, colors, top or panel loading, frame type and pockets.
Fingers: Cysts and Pain
My middle-finger knuckles have tender growths. It hurts to push on the side of the joint. I'm 36 and have been climbing 17 years. The doctor said my knuckle bumps are related to Dupuytren's disease but I don't have any visible contractures on my palms or feet. X-rays and blood tests are normal. I also have plantar fasciitis in both feet.
The Importance of Finger Strength
Malcolm Smith said, Finger strength is everything and if you lay down a foundation back in 1992 at the age of 18.