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Climb Safe: Rethinking the Double-Loop Bowline
Pity the double-loop bowline—it’s getting worse press than Jacko. Two issues ago, we bagged on the knot because in 1989 Lynn Hill took a 70-foot groundfall when her partly tied bowline pulled free of her harness.
John Long: The Real Deal
The tao of Paul gleason, Stonemaster Emeritus.
Cragging in the Bay Area
I had never kissed a girl, so when a naked one came up to me and started asking questions about the climb I had just tried, I was a little thrown. Painfully shy, I’d always wondered how I would ever ask a girl to go climbing, and now a naked one was here asking me if I knew of a place where she could learn.
Patxi Usobiaga: The Bionic Man
The World's Best Reveals His Health And Training Secrets
Arco Climbing Comp, the Face of 2010
The mighty Grimer and the world's best climbers square off at Arco.
SteriPEN Journey LCD
$99.95 | FitsAll Filter | $14.95www.steripen.com | five starsPERHAPS THE MOST ODIOUS CHORE at basecamp is purifying water. You gather the bottles and ...
Back: Herniated Disc
I'm 34 and have three herniated discs in my back (prior to starting climbing, nine months ago). I have degenerative disc disease, a narrow spinal column and no promise that surgery will help.
How to Prevent Bonking
Eating small meals helps keep my energy level up but I'm drained by 4 p.m., while large meals keep me satisfied but sluggish. What are some of the best foods to eat at the crag to feel energized throughout the day?