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Climb Safe: Do Ropes Need to Rest Between Falls?
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, answers the question: Do ropes need to rest between falls?
John Long: It Started with a Pile of Stones
Chasing ghosts on Hawaiian sea cliffs.
Storming Castles: New Routing in the High Sierras
My home in Colorado is day-tripping distance from the Diamond, but every summer for the last few years I have forsaken the Rockies to answer the siren call of California’s High Sierra.
Dave Waggoner 1955-2009
Dave Waggoner, a mountaineering warrior and the inventor of Alien cams, died of cancer on October 7, at age 53, in his home in Laramie, Wyoming.
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.
Petzl Spirit Express Quickdraw Review
Field test review of the Petzl Spirit Express Quickdraw.
Leg and Knee: Broken Femur and Shattered Kneecap
Brad and I had big plans this summer, but on Easter Sunday he broke his femur and shattered his kneecap in a moped accident. They put a rod in his femur and salvaged a third of his kneecap, but it was a long recovery. The doctor said he might never run or jump again. Brad doesn’t like being told what he can’t do.
Witness the Mental Fitness: Set Thought Aside to Improve Performance
Your mind will do anything it can to keep from being fully present for the stress that is inherent in a climbing challenge. You can’t “fix” the mind from the perspective of the mind. Mental fitness training has to be done from a perspective that is removed from the mind itself. You need a different access point.