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Climb Safe: How to Extend a Rappel
Every year, without fail, someone is injured or dies in a rappelling accident. This July it was the easily prevented mistake of rapping off the end of the line. At this point, it seems a little useless to keep reminding people to tie some knots in the end of their ropes.
John Long: It Started with a Pile of Stones
Chasing ghosts on Hawaiian sea cliffs.
Suffer and Be Merry
Eastern versions of the new old tradition
Q&A: V15 Maestro Nacho Sanchez Unleashed
Nacho Sanchez goes against the grain. Hailing from Spain, best known for its sport climbing, Sanchez prefers his country’s boulders to its in-vogue sport crags. He is not only leading the charge to explore the overlooked blocks of Spain, but he is also pioneering his country’s first and only V15s.
Alex and Thomas Huber Climb in Queen Maud Land
Stephon Siegrist and the Huber Brothers-three of Europe's top free climbers-embark on an Antarctic expedition to the spellbinding realm of the Queen Mound Land, and open the coldest chapter of their lives.
Black Diamond Necessaire Brush Kit Review
For the discriminating boulderer who wants the texture just so, the Black Diamond Necessaire contains three different brushes built for fluffing every type of hold, from plastic crimps to lichen-covered granite slopers to dirty sandstone pockets.
I started climbing six months ago and gradually increased my level to a lethal week: four straight days of hard bouldering and in the following week three days of trad, before my more experienced friends took away my rock shoes and booked me in with the physio who diagnosed elbow and knee tendonosis.
Does Running or Biking Improve Your Climbing?
Specificity is the number-one training principle for climbing, and laps on routes will always produce more specific endurance gains for climbing than hitting the pavement.