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Climb Safe: Avalanche Safety
“There is no avalanche danger unless a human is there,” said Dick Jackson of Aspen Expeditions at the start of a Level 1 avalanche course.
John Long: What I've Learned
John Long, original Stonemaster and climbing's most popular writer, spills his guts.
Climbing Beta: El Potrero Chico, Mexico
Moja Gear takes us south of the border to El Potrero Chico's limestone bastions.
Galen Rowell: The Vertical World
If you had to pinpoint the one element from which all else fanned out around Galen Rowell, prolific climber-photographer-author, it was energy: intense, propulsive, and everyday.
TNB: Chris Sharma and The Art of Jeep Maintenance
The scorched desert expanse surrounding Las Vegas smears together into one terrible brown color as Chris Sharma, Dalia Ojeda, Miguel and I whiz along at 90 miles per hour in an old Jeep Grand Cherokee. The American West, this celebrated frontier, as tame as it has become with commercialism and super highways, is still the last good place I know of for real adventure.
Climbtech RB Anchor and Perma Draw
This year, Climb Tech is offering a redesigned removable bolt (RB) that works better and is far easier to clean than the original model. The RB, basically a ball nut engineered to fit a drilled hole, has been around for 11 years and has been employed extensively by climbers all over the world, mainly as a way to aid steep walls and roofs that lack features to hook.
Body: Bouldering for Bone Density
I heard that bouldering increases bone density in a climber's hands, while climbing routes does not. Is that true?
The Secrets of Warming Up
I understand the importance of getting pumped as part of your warm-up for onsighting, but what is the best way to warm up?
Climbing Skin Care
First, you must build up a tough skin base, which comes from simply climbing. Knowing when your skin feels thin and weepy, or that you are developing a crack or flapper is important too - stop climbing when you feel the onset of a problem. Best to nip it in the bud before it becomes chronic. A deep crack in a pad or joint crease, for instance, can pester you for an entire season.