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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: Channel Surfing
As far back as I could remember I’d wondered which of mankind’s faiths and illusions I could choose as my sustaining light, and I’d chosen the greatest existential pathology of them all: that if I worked hard enough, and smartly enough, my greatest challenges would someday flow effortlessly under my hands like glassy Malibu swells.
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New England’s Meanest Winter Streak
You climb like a one-legged girl! Most people would take this as an insult, but it's a compliment to Heidi Duce. The 17-year-old high school senior spends every weekend wielding an axe and hugging the frozen walls around Ouray, Colorado.
A Short Walk With Whillans
The Legendary British Climber on the Eiger.
Rockin' Capris and Pants by Stonewear Designs Review
The Stonewear Rockin’ pants and capris are just visibly comfortable (who needs tight pants, especially in warm temps?), made of soft, draped poly-spandex and with a venting side split at the calf, a spot that can bind in climbing.
Ankle: Loud Pop Ankle Roll
Recently I was working a boulder problem over and over with no success. Getting frustrated, I decided to try some new beta and found myself 10 feet up and sideways. I greased off, and fell onto my ankle, which rolled like Silly Putty.
Using a Weight Belt For Training
Does it help to use a weight belt to increase endurance, or should weight only be added when training strength and power?