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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: A Confederacy of Dunces
Navigating Commercial Hoopla On A Bellyful Of Bad Fish
Simon Yates' New Route on Mount Vancouver
Simon Yates and Paul Schweizer gamble on the first alpine-style ascent of the Southwest Spur of Mount Vancouver. | By Paul Schweizer
A series of number-three Big Bros spanned the crack below Marin, and the crack was so steep he couldn’t wedge his body into it. If I blow it, he thought, and they all blow out, I’m dead.
Arco Climbing Comp, the Face of 2010
The mighty Grimer and the world's best climbers square off at Arco.
Montrail Zealot Shoe Review
As you would expect from a company that earned its reputation equipping trail runners, Montrail’s Zealot is exceptionally well made.
Back: Spinal Fracture
Two months ago I was climbing in Rifle Mountain Park and fell from 20 feet straight onto my ass, and broke my right arm (out of the cast now, and fine), and my L1 and L2 vertebrae. The L2 break was not serious, but the L1 was a burst fracture and pushed out into the spinal column.