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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: Legend of Lord Gym
Sammy and I hunkered into the shade beneath the Weeping Wall, Suicide Rock, panting between pulls on a gallon jug of water. The sun had just crawled over Tahquitz Rock, a mile across the Sunshine Valley, and heat waves welled off the Suicide slabs. No big.
Wharton entering the crux (5.13) of the Black Canyon's hardest free pitch to date, and (below) one move later, the real business.IN AP...In April, Josh Wharton and Mike Pennings completed The Black Sheep (5.12 A0), a new route in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado. Originally Pennings' vision, the line took the two three years to finish.
Kai Lightner Reflects on Competitions, Bouldering and the Future
Kai Lightner of Fayetteville, North Carolina, is one of America's most promising sport climbers. Eight-time youth national champion, the sixteen-year-old competed in his first adult national championship this year in Watertown, Massachusetts. He took first place as the competition's youngest athlete.
A tricky crux, a surprise pop, a very fast 15-foot descent. I was delighted to find myself dangling from my beloved little blue Metolius. But when doing a quick body inventory, I noted that my left foot was attempting an inward 180. Suddenly, explosively, it hurt like hell. My partner Peter quickly lowered me, winced, and suggested we call an ambulance.
Five Ten Women's Anasazi Shoe Review
The Anasazi, a favorite among sport climbers and boulderers because of its grabby rubber, down-turned toe and lightweight yet supportive design, now comes in a women's version.
Elbow: Stress Fracture
I use a campus board for a quick pump when time is limited. I also campus easier problems for some added strength. However, lately, after five minutes or so of training, I get this aching along the ulnar side of my forearm.
Building a Better Climber: Phase 5 - Strength and Power II
If you stuck with the first four phases in this ongoing series, you should be feeling fit and ready to start strength training.