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Climb Safe: Rappelling - Surviving Climbing's Diciest Business
Climb long enough and you’ll have a close encounter ... or several. Of the myriad ways to kill yourself climbing, rappelling is the quickest, but also the easiest to safeguard.
John Long: What I've Learned
John Long, original Stonemaster and climbing's most popular writer, spills his guts.
Mountain of Clark
Climb Till Your Forearms Explode and You Fall 80 Feet at the Country's Best (And Hardest) Sport Crag.
A storm was a'brewin.' I felt it in my trick knee well that, and I was with Dave Graham in Calgary, Canada, where it had rained for three days, which translates to no climbing. It might get ugly. Dave is a fiery ball of motivation and determination, and if he doesn't have an outlet, and fast, there's gonna be trouble.
Bouldering in Hampi India
The luck of finding the perfect line leads to a fall from grace.
Mammut Blaze Pro Shoe Reveiw
The Blaze Pro could have been one of our favorite shoes.
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.
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.