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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: A Confederacy of Dunces
Navigating Commercial Hoopla On A Bellyful Of Bad Fish
Armenia Rock Climbing
Six-sided columns ran up basalt ramparts like a stack of Grecian pillars. A dike of perfect gold stairs split a strange, 300-foot tower of gray choss. Snowy mountains with slopes of varicolored grasses fell precipitously to orchards, sedge and clear rivers. Gorges of volcanic rock were cloaked in fog.
Spotlight: The Double Life of Chris Webb Parsons
Chris Webb Parsons, 29, has a sense of humor to go with his bold and scrappy nature. In his hometown of Canberra, Australia, he held the highest school suspension rate for offenses ranging from dropping his pants to squirting the principal with a fire extinguisher. His sophomore year, Chris was expelled for setting off two chlorine bombs at Canberra High.
Arco Climbing Comp, the Face of 2010
The mighty Grimer and the world's best climbers square off at Arco.
FIXE Anchor Stations
Climbers put A LOT of energy into going up. Coming back down is an afterthought, a fact often reflected in our hodgepodge of raggedy-assed, jury-rigged rappel stations that can range from confusing messes of tat to plant hangers to hardware-store chain and links. For shame!
Body: Bouldering for Bone Density
I heard that bouldering increases bone density in a climber's hands, while climbing routes does not. Is that true?
How to Stay Psyched
Training without goals is like coffee without caffeine—pointless. Set some goals. Write them down. Vary your sessions. Vary your climbing.