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Climb Safe: Extending a Cam Sling
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 Director of Quality, looks at extending cam slings.
John Long: Mountains of Trouble
The cement-bucket drop test, swami belts and the beginning of the end of a fabled climbing club.
In the Land of Myths
It's a long way to the runout routes of Meteora, a climbing area as ancient as Greek myth.
Kurt Albert: The Climber Who Invented Redpointing
Kurt Albert invented the redpoint and developed much of our attitude about modern free climbing. Here, in a 1993 interview where he talks about free climbing's origins and questionable tactics such as chipping.
Alex and Thomas Huber Climb in Queen Maud Land
Stephon Siegrist and the Huber Brothers-three of Europe's top free climbers-embark on an Antarctic expedition to the spellbinding realm of the Queen Mound Land, and open the coldest chapter of their lives.
Mammut Smart Belay Device
www.mammut.ch | $29.95 | 3 Stars Mammut bills its Smart device as a tool for gym and sport climbers, and this no-frills auto-locker, designed to brak...
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Witness the Mental Fitness: Set Thought Aside to Improve Performance
Your mind will do anything it can to keep from being fully present for the stress that is inherent in a climbing challenge. You can’t “fix” the mind from the perspective of the mind. Mental fitness training has to be done from a perspective that is removed from the mind itself. You need a different access point.