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Climb Safe: Do Ropes Need to Rest Between Falls?
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, answers the question: Do ropes need to rest between falls?
John Long: Guilty Pleasures
Lynn Hill and I spent the winter of 1981 in Las Vegas, climbing daily at Red Rocks and plowing through nights at dead-end jobs. After roughly 10 seasons of climbing 300 days a year, my learning curve had flattened and I found myself singing the same old song.
Red Dihedral (IV 5.10b)
Some routes or formations you climb for a physical challenge, and some because they are beautiful, but some things you climb because they explode out of the ground like granite rockets promising to take you to the moon. That’s the initial allure of the Incredible Hulk (11,040 feet) on the east side of the California Sierras.
Mayan Smith-Gobat: Climber for all Seasons
Mayan Smith-Gobat, 30, born of a New Zealand mountain-guide father and a German mother (also an alpine climber), is a most impressive all-arounder.
Arco Climbing Comp, the Face of 2010
The mighty Grimer and the world's best climbers square off at Arco.
Black Diamond Fuel Ice Tool Review
Review of the new Black Diamond Fuel ice tool, with a comparison to Black Diamond's own similar design, the Fusion.
Fingers: Everything You Need to Know About Finger Stress
Dr. J takes a look at climbing's most under-diagnosed injury: finger stress fractures.
Beat the Burnout: Only Ondra Should Train Like Ondra
It’s tempting when we hear about Ondra to think that we’re not training enough, and to jack up the volume. Fact is, few people can cope with his absurd workload, and resting can do more good than adding to your training—a tenet that can be particularly frustrating for climbers with limited spare time.