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Climb Safe: How Strong is the Spinner Leash?
In this post KP weighs in on the intended use and risks of the Spinner Leash.
John Long: The Real Deal
The tao of Paul gleason, Stonemaster Emeritus.
They say that good things come in small packages, but the Dolomites of northern Italy are great things in a very big package.
For someone who was born without a sense of smell, and especially for a young dirtbag climber who lived out of his van, Ben Strohmeier kept himself remarkably free of offensive funk. Whether he was washing his beloved dog just in case she stinks, or asking someone to pick out a nice deodorant for him the day before his girlfriend arrived, he paid great attention to this particular detail.
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.
La Sportiva TradMaster Shoe Review
As the name implies, the Tradmaster reigns over the crack kingdom.
I started climbing six months ago and gradually increased my level to a lethal week: four straight days of hard bouldering and in the following week three days of trad, before my more experienced friends took away my rock shoes and booked me in with the physio who diagnosed elbow and knee tendonosis.