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Climb Safe: Full Strength Haul Loops
To help make more climbers safer climbers, Rock and Ice has teamed up with Black Diamond Equipment to present the Climb Safe series. These articles aim to answer some of climbing's most common gear-related questions. Here, Kolin Powick, Black Diamond’s Category Director for climbing gear, and former Director of Quality, looks at haul loops.
John Long: A Man for All Seasons
The myth of Oliver Moon changed the face of Yosemite climbing forever.
The Beast of the East
Remote, unknown and protected by a scarcity of information, Maine's Mount Katahdin, with 4,000 feet of elevation gain, arctic weather and big, bold alpine and rock routes, may be the Northeast's best-kept secret.
Nobody dominates El Cap's hard, scary lines like Ammon McNeely. He has close to 30 speed ascents on El Cap and the big walls of Zion National Park, Utah, many of them in-a-day records that won't be beaten for a long time.
A Short Walk With Whillans
The Legendary British Climber on the Eiger.
PSOLAR BX BALACLAVA
THIS FACE MASK’S gimmick is a “thermal conversion module”—basically a wedge of foam that seats under the nose and over the mouth, designed to capture warmth on the exhalation and use that trapped heat to warm air on the inhalation.
I've heard of people using shock therapy for finger injuries. Would you recommend this? If so, where can I get the equipment?
Pushing Past Your Training Plateau
How long has it been since you noticed a real improvement in your climbing? We all get stuck at various points in our climbing, and it's easy to haul out the same old excuses: insufficient training time and the same uncooperative body in the same gym. Surely everyone plateaus after a while, and perhaps your genetics only geared you up for 5.11d and not for .12a? Bunk!