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Climb Safe: Knot Passing 101
Rappelling past a knot that links two ropes end-to-end, however, need not puzzle you, nor must you learn this seemingly complicated yet vital bit of ropework the hard way. The following five-step method for passing a knot is easy to master, safe and efficient.
John Long: Slaying Giants
Cast by chance into the frenzy of a dramatic Yosemite rescue, the author confronts his youthful fears head-on.
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
What I've Learned: Mark Udall
MARK UDALL, 64, MOUNTAINEER AND U.S. SENATOR. ELDORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO.
A tricky crux, a surprise pop, a very fast 15-foot descent. I was delighted to find myself dangling from my beloved little blue Metolius. But when doing a quick body inventory, I noted that my left foot was attempting an inward 180. Suddenly, explosively, it hurt like hell. My partner Peter quickly lowered me, winced, and suggested we call an ambulance.
Nemo GoGo Tent Review
At 2.1 pounds and a one-of-a-kind inflatable tube in lieu of poles, the Nemo Gogo is no toy.
Fingers: Torn A2 Pulley
I was pulling on a big sloper with my feet way under me when I felt a crunch and heard a pop in my middle finger between my knuckle in my hand and the first joint in my finger. It immediately hurt (but not a ton) and later there was swelling. I took ibuprofen and iced it.
Recovery Supplement Truths
What do you think about drinking recovery supplements, such as whey protein or glutamine, throughout a day of cragging?