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Climb Safe: Full Strength Haul Loops
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 Category Director for climbing gear, and former Director of Quality, looks at haul loops.
John Long: What I've Learned
John Long, original Stonemaster and climbing's most popular writer, spills his guts.
Attack of the Daks
With over a thousand new routes and almost 350 boulder problems, Adirondacks climbing is alive and well!
Josh Wharton: The Alpinist
Josh Wharton is one of our most accomplished, least recognized alpinists. Embracing a disaster style of minimal equipment and a bold go-for-it attitude, he's amassed a roster of big ticks the likes of which you've never heard.
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.
Cypher Catalyst Crash Pad Review
This mid-sized pad has a convenient messenger-bag-style shoulder strap in place of a backpack-style suspension, two side carrying handles and three speed buckles. That's where the amenities end.
Back: Herniated Disc
I'm 34 and have three herniated discs in my back (prior to starting climbing, nine months ago). I have degenerative disc disease, a narrow spinal column and no promise that surgery will help.
Recovery Supplement Truths
What do you think about drinking recovery supplements, such as whey protein or glutamine, throughout a day of cragging?