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Climb Safe: The Skinny on Super Light Ropes
You don’t have to have an apple konk you on the head to realize that as climbers our greatest enemy is gravity, and that gravity’s minion is weight. Defeating gravity by getting lighter, both in terms of ourselves and our gear, is in fact one of our favorite pastimes.
John Long: Legend of Lord Gym
Sammy and I hunkered into the shade beneath the Weeping Wall, Suicide Rock, panting between pulls on a gallon jug of water. The sun had just crawled over Tahquitz Rock, a mile across the Sunshine Valley, and heat waves welled off the Suicide slabs. No big.
Routes Less Traveled
No chalk, no people, no waits: The 5 best Yosemite moderates off the beaten track | By Lizzy Scully, Photos by Keith Ladzinski
Maurice Herzog Dies
The legendary French mountaineer Maurice Herzog has died at the age of 93.
Bouldering in Hampi India
The luck of finding the perfect line leads to a fall from grace.
La Sportiva Tora Shoe Review
The Tora is one of La Sportiva’s three new price-point shoes, and our favorite of the bunch.
Elbow: Tingling and Numbness
I have numbness and pins-and-needles in my left forearm. The first time it happened was last March while climbing in the Red, and it happened again this past June at Smith Rock. Both times I didn't notice anything until I was finished with the route.
Warming Up Without Warm-Ups
I have a project at a crag that has only hard (for me) routes. All the routes have low cruxes, right off the ground, as well as hard, tweaky climbing throughout. How do I warm up at a place with no warm-ups?