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Climb Safe: Ascender Safety 101
Three fatalities on this one route alone underscore the seriousness of jugging fixed ropes. Though seemingly simple and safe, this task, like rappelling, is one of climbing’s most insidious killers. The good news is that, as with rappelling, a few simple precautions can minimize the risk.
John Long: Legends of the Mind
Calling Buhl on the famous mountaineer’s truisms
Origin of Species: Fontainebleau
A leading American tours the birthplace of bouldering, Fontainebleau, France, and reports on how for a hundred years “Font” has been the stage for the most difficult moves on rock.
The Calculator: Alex Kordick
Alexandra Kordick on The Path (5.13c), at Rifle.In the 1940s, a young woman named Mireya Hernandez earned masters' degrees in both mathematics and che...
A Sport for All Ages
At this the most lovely old man got up at the furthest and humblest end of the hall, as he had got up on all similar occasions for the past half-century.
Lapis Lazzuri Hangboard Review
This is a broad—32-inch—slab with long, curved ergonomic holds (think frowny-face shaped) that allow you to use the edges and slopers with your hands practically kissing ... or spread clean out to shoulder width.
Fingers: Stiffness, Soreness
I'm 26 and for the past two years I have been unable to bend my fingers into a complete fist. I've started doing the finger stretches that you suggested [No. 173 or drjulian-saunders.com] as well as ice baths, but nothing seems to improve the range of motion.