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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: What I've Learned
John Long, original Stonemaster and climbing's most popular writer, spills his guts.
Where Worlds Collide
After years of stagnation, Ice and Mixed climbing take an evolutionary leap forward on Helmcken Falls.
Climbers We Lost in 2014
They range in age from 24 to 90. Some are names—Sean Leary, Charlie Porter, Eric Bjornstad, Flyin' Brian—many climbers know, while others we wish we knew. They had done so much; or they simply loved our world and sport.
A Short Walk With Whillans
The Legendary British Climber on the Eiger.
Five Ten Newton Rock Shoe Review
I was all set to hate this shoe. Affordable and cushy comfortable -- surely it would climb like a stale hot dog bun. Wrong!
Back: Spinal Fracture
Two months ago I was climbing in Rifle Mountain Park and fell from 20 feet straight onto my ass, and broke my right arm (out of the cast now, and fine), and my L1 and L2 vertebrae. The L2 break was not serious, but the L1 was a burst fracture and pushed out into the spinal column.
Maximum Training in Minimum Time
The arrival of summer means climbing trips. How would one train to be able to climb as much as possible during a finite period?