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Climb Safe: How Strong Are Himalayan Fixed Lines?
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 into fixed ropes from the Himalayas.
John Long: A Confederacy of Dunces
Navigating Commercial Hoopla On A Bellyful Of Bad Fish
After seven harrowing weeks gunning for one of the most striking lines in Pakistan, the north ridge of Shingu Charpa, the author comes away with a surprising gift.
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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.
Mad Rock Mad Pad Review
The Mad Pad takes the cake for pure shock absorption. With over 4.75 inches of foam, this lunker of a pad almost never bottomed out.
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.
Is Protein Important?
When it comes to gaining muscle bulk, the type of training you do will always have far more influence than what you eat...