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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.
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New England’s Meanest Winter Streak
Jasmin Caton pulled the haul bag the final feet up onto Heart Ledge, El Capitan, and Amelia Patterson tied it off. Sweating from the heat and from hauling up the slabs on the Salathe, they took off their helmets and sank onto the ledge.
Charlie Fowler American Alpinist
That Charlie Fowler would meet his end while doing what he loved is no huge surprise given the sheer volume of his climbing. At age 52, he'd racked up three and a half decades of it, and had carried his quiet air of a seasoned survivor from hard rock to the high-risk games of alpine climbing and soloing.
Yates/Bluewater Slimline Elite Rope Review
Yates/Bluewater Slimline EliteSlimline: $215 for 60-meter dryMy friend James, an Alaskan native who flips trucks like pancakes, dragged me out to Utah...
I was bouldering with my left middle and ring fingers deep in a pocket. I had to quickly get my fingers out and reach up for the next hold, and as I did, I hyper-extended them. Four months later I remain unable to climb. Should I get some scans?