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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: What I've Learned
John Long, original Stonemaster and climbing's most popular writer, spills his guts.
The Black is Beautiful
TWO ESSAYS ON STUNNING DEVELOPMENTS IN COLORADO'S NOTORIOUS BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON
Rise of the Machines
Born in East Germany, Ines Papert is one of the world's top all-arounders, male or female. At the 2010 Ouray mixed comp, this 35-year-old single mot...
A Short Walk With Whillans
The Legendary British Climber on the Eiger.
Beal Joker Rope Review
The Joker has multiple-personality disorder. This 9.1mm lead cord is the first-ever rope certified for single, half or twin use. At 53 grams per meter, it's also the lightest-weight single rope made, just nudging out the BlueWater Dominator and Mammut Revelation, both 9.2mm single ropes that check in at 55 grams per meter.
Fingers: Grip Position and Injury
Today when bouldering, I went up for a two-finger crimp with the middle and ring finger of my left hand. I'm pretty sure I heard the tiniest pop, then my ring finger went out and I felt pain in very specific spots.
Using a Weight Belt For Training
Does it help to use a weight belt to increase endurance, or should weight only be added when training strength and power?