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Climb Safe: The Dangers of Short Static Falls
CRACK! The jolt back onto the bolt, into which you are still quickdraw-tethered, stuns you. You only fell two feet, but your neck is stiff and your innards feel like they’ve been kicked by a mule.
John Long: Legends of the Mind
Calling Buhl on the famous mountaineer’s truisms
They say that good things come in small packages, but the Dolomites of northern Italy are great things in a very big package.
Dave Macleod: What I've Learned
It’s easy to miss the beauty in climbing—the places it takes you, and the rock itself—if you only try routes you can do straight away.
Arco Climbing Comp, the Face of 2010
The mighty Grimer and the world's best climbers square off at Arco.
Omega Pacific Linkcam Review
In a strict contest of camming range, the Linkcam is the decisive winner—each of the two sizes expands at least 2.5 times its minimum size, giving the units an astounding range.
Back: Herniated Disc
I'm 34 and have three herniated discs in my back (prior to starting climbing, nine months ago). I have degenerative disc disease, a narrow spinal column and no promise that surgery will help.
Building a Better Climber: Phase 1 - Conditioning Phase
Welcome to the Rock and Ice yearlong training plan. This seven-phase series will present specific workouts based on the principles of periodization, a proven approach to training that results in peak performance. Each six-week segment will build upon the previous with the end result being a better, stronger climbing machine—you.