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Climb Safe: Daisy Chain Dangers
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 Director of Quality, looks at the dangers of daisy chains.
John Long: Nothing but Rubble
The never-ending pursuit of new routes, fame and glory.
Free Will in Purgatory
In late November, Mike Doyle redpointed Lucifer (5.14c), a long-standing project at the Purgatory crag, to establish what is now considered the hardest route in the Red River Gorge.
Mayan Smith-Gobat: Climber for all Seasons
Mayan Smith-Gobat, 30, born of a New Zealand mountain-guide father and a German mother (also an alpine climber), is a most impressive all-arounder.
TNB: American Dirtbag
Where are all the dirtbags? I'm not talking about these imposter dirtbags, the new-age lurkers taking up all the parking spots at Camp 4, Indian Creek and Miguel's Pizza with their pimped-out, Direct TV-receiving Sprinter vans that look like college dorm rooms on 26s.
Black Diamond Fuel Ice Tool Review
Review of the new Black Diamond Fuel ice tool, with a comparison to Black Diamond's own similar design, the Fusion.
Elbow: Pain and Hangboarding
I've been doing hangboard and pull-up sessions with added weight. I have had medial elbow tendonosis in the past, and it seems to be returning.
Periodized Training For the Year-round Approach
Most long-term training programs attempt to coordinate physical, mental and skill cycles to produce a period of peak performance.