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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: Nothing but Rubble
The never-ending pursuit of new routes, fame and glory.
The Stonemasters Climb at Pirates Cove
John Long relives the adventures of the Stonemasters when they first began rock climbing at Pirates Cove at Newport Beach, California.
What I've Learned: Sonnie Trotter
Sonnie Trotter chats with Rock and Ice on his beginnings, climbing with Tommy Caldwell and still crushing after becoming a father.
Bouldering in Hampi India
The luck of finding the perfect line leads to a fall from grace.
Petzl Selena Climbing Harness Review
As the women’s version of the Sama, the Selena has a more tapered waistbelt, longer rise and detachable, elasticized leg loops, though on me those are a little clutchy.
Elbows: Minimizing Fingerboard Injuries
I use an old Pusher Powerjunkie hang board and I'm concerned about the angled geometry of the main jugs. In the past I have had elbow problems. Is it bad to do pull-ups on grips that are not horizontal? Do you think that this setup could have a negative effect on my elbows? Is it healthier to have the grips set up horizontally as most other hang boards do?
How to Beat Fear
I learned to climb in the 1970s, before sport climbing. Back then, many climbs were dangerous and falling was taboo. Because of that early experience,...