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Climb Safe: How to Belay, Part 1
No commitment—not even the one to your SO—is as binding as that of the belay. When you hold the rope, your partner’s life is in your hands. Screw up this marriage and you give new meaning to the vow “till death do us part.”
John Long: Mountains of Trouble
The cement-bucket drop test, swami belts and the beginning of the end of a fabled climbing club.
Where Worlds Collide
After years of stagnation, Ice and Mixed climbing take an evolutionary leap forward on Helmcken Falls.
KRIS HAMPTON, BETTER KNOWN BY HIS HIP-hop handle, “Odub,” drops hot joints about climbing like no one else. While he makes a living painting murals, he is better known for his rap music.
Arco Climbing Comp, the Face of 2010
The mighty Grimer and the world's best climbers square off at Arco.
Black Diamond Nforce Ascender
Black Diamond's new NForce ascender utilizes a unique four-bar linkage system that allows the handle to track up and down. This action pivots the cam and generates more clamping force when you weight the ascender. The result is a tool that grips icy and muddy ropes better than conventional jugs.
Appendectomy and Climbing Training
I just had an appendectomy, it hurts like hell. The doc said no climbing for a month. What can I do without making myself worse? Can I do any training without my core? Should I give the Dodgy Elbows workout another go since my elbows are still sore as well?
Five Counterintuitive Climbing Tips to Change Your Game - Part 1
Too Hard For a Caveman—Anyone can hit the campus board and get strong, but a truly skilled climber is someone who can keep it together even when he is drowning in lactic acid, miles above the runner. These five counterintuitive technique pointers can help you go from Stone Age to Stone Crusher.