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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: It Started with a Pile of Stones
Chasing ghosts on Hawaiian sea cliffs.
It took 35 days, or maybe more. “I stopped counting after I knew it was going to take me a while just to do the moves,” says Vasiliy “Vasya” Vorotnikov of his efforts on the Rumney, New Hampshire, route he calls Jaws II (5.15a).
John Bachar by Henry Barber
John Bachar's friend and rival Henry Barber recounts their competition to make the first ascent of a difficult rock climbing in Yosemite in the late 1970s.
A Sport for All Ages
At this the most lovely old man got up at the furthest and humblest end of the hall, as he had got up on all similar occasions for the past half-century.
If you think your harness is safe, check out the test results for 227 used rigs
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?
How to Use a Hangboard
After recent miserable sport climbing performances, I’m finally knuckling down to address my weaknesses—and use the hangboard I bought 18 months ago! A friend said to build up to 30 seconds on, 30 off, but everyone else suggested hangs of up to eight seconds.