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Climb Safe: Rappelling - Surviving Climbing's Diciest Business
Climb long enough and you’ll have a close encounter ... or several. Of the myriad ways to kill yourself climbing, rappelling is the quickest, but also the easiest to safeguard.
John Long: A Man for All Seasons
The myth of Oliver Moon changed the face of Yosemite climbing forever.
The Epic of All Epics
I had been in Caracas, Venezuela, for less than three hours when Alfredo turned to Cory and me, and said: “Don’t talk to anyone, don’t let anyone know that you’re foreign, and try not to be seen by anyone. Bad people live here.”
LAST YEAR JODY HANSEN came out of nowhere to tick a trilogy of V11 boulder problems in Rocky Mountain National Park, outside her home in Estes Park, Colorado. She sent the Kind Traverse, Sunspot and Bush Pilot, a long arete that overhangs 40 degrees.
Charlie Fowler American Alpinist
That Charlie Fowler would meet his end while doing what he loved is no huge surprise given the sheer volume of his climbing. At age 52, he'd racked up three and a half decades of it, and had carried his quiet air of a seasoned survivor from hard rock to the high-risk games of alpine climbing and soloing.
Petzl Fuse 9.4mm Climbing Rope Review
Petzl has introduced a new line of dynamic ropes from 8.2 to 10.7mm. Coming in as the sportiest is the Fuse, a 9.4mm cord available in 60- and 70-meter lengths.
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?
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.