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Climb Safe: How to Belay, Part 1
No commitment—not even the one to your SO—is as binding as that of the belay. When you hold the rope, your partner’s life is in your hands. Screw up this marriage and you give new meaning to the vow “till death do us part.”
John Long: High Times
The search for the source.
Patz on the Back
IN THE UPPER REACHES OF Boulder Canyon, in an area called Upper Dream Canyon, is an awesome crack with a convoluted history.
I am sitting at a friend’s house in Seattle when Jonathan “J Star” Siegrist decides he will start building a house of cards. Siegrist is fresh off his rampage in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge, where he destroyed nearly all the area’s hardest routes in just a handful of tries. Nonplussed, I watch the house rise to an impressive five card-stories tall.
Bouldering in Hampi India
The luck of finding the perfect line leads to a fall from grace.
Sierra Designs DriZone Down Booties
www.sierradesigns.com | $69.95 Down booties (DB) are the most essential, and underappreciated, item of climbing gear on today's market.DBs can ...
Hands: Dupuytren's Disease (lump in palm)
I've been climbing for 30 years and just noticed a lump forming in the palm of each hand between the bones that extend down from my ring fingers and pinkies. The lump doesn't hurt but it looks like somebody slipped a peanut into my hand. WTF?
Building a Better Climber: Phase 4 - Power Endurance
Welcome to the Rock and Ice year-long training plan. If you stuck with the first three phases in this ongoing series, you should be feeling fit and ready to start power-endurance training. Don’t worry if you’ve only just joined in; simply start with two weeks of low-intensity endurance, then commence with the phase outlined below.