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Climb Safe: Belay School - Why Dynamic Matters
Why one little-used technique can make or break your fall. I’ve always viewed trad- or ice-climbing falls as more serious than sport whippers.
John Long: The Royal Scam
Coming clean on the mysterious first ascent of a Yosemite classic.
Waimea (5.10d): Runmey, New Hampshire
I've spent the last decade traveling to the world’s best sport-climbing areas, but a recent trip to my old stomping grounds reminded me of how good we have it here at home. Rumney, New Hampshire, is a rather small area but it is stacked with over 700 sport routes spread out over 20some crags on Rattlesnake Mountain.
A series of number-three Big Bros spanned the crack below Marin, and the crack was so steep he couldn’t wedge his body into it. If I blow it, he thought, and they all blow out, I’m dead.
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.
Nicros Warrior Hangboard Review
This is a compact (10-by-25-inch) board with a “ribcage” that projects two lateral arms, the ends of which terminate in biscuit-like jugs that, according to one tester, simulated a very natural hand position, and four-finger pinch grips (or slopers if you bag the thumbs).
Leg: Pulled Hamstring
About eight weeks ago I pulled my right hamstring at the attachment while heel hooking. I didn’t actually feel it until about five minutes after I’d come off the route, but once I did, holy cow!
Do Forearm Trainers Work?
I have seen quite a few forearm strengtheners on the market. Is any one better than the other in terms of results?