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Climb Safe: Extending a Cam Sling
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 extending cam slings.
John Long: Mountains of Trouble
The cement-bucket drop test, swami belts and the beginning of the end of a fabled climbing club.
In 2001, Leo Houlding and Jason Pickles made an audacious ground-up, no-drill, on-sight attempt to free climb a new route on El Cap. Nine years later, The Prophet finally spoke.
Chuck Fryberger, Climber and Filmmaker
Upon arriving in a new country, first things first: Always learn how to order the local drink. You'd be surprised how far you can get with a combination of English, charades and confidence.
Arco Climbing Comp, the Face of 2010
The mighty Grimer and the world's best climbers square off at Arco.
La Sportiva Futura Shoe Review
I logged lots of mileage in the Futuras in Joe’s Valley, Rifle, Hueco and in the gym. To my surprise, I’ve come around.
Hands: Dupuytren's Disease (lump in palm)
I've been climbing for 30 years and just noticed a lump forming in the palm of each hand between the bones that extend down from my ring fingers and pinkies. The lump doesn't hurt but it looks like somebody slipped a peanut into my hand. WTF?
Never Get Pumped Again
If your forearms inflate like balloons and your fingers always seem to uncurl just before the anchors, then this two-part series on endurance training is just what you’re looking for.