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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.
John Long: Legends of the Mind
Calling Buhl on the famous mountaineer’s truisms
Suffer and Be Merry
Eastern versions of the new old tradition
Rope Jumping with Dan Osman
Three weeks ago, on February 11, Dan Osman would have turned 50. He died 15 years ago this year. A friend remembers adventures in bridge jumping with this climber and rope jumper who went bigger and bigger.
Bouldering in Hampi India
The luck of finding the perfect line leads to a fall from grace.
Mammut Blaze Soft Shoe Review
The Blaze Soft has a flexible sole and “rockered” street-shoe-type last.
Snap, Crackle, Wrist
The wrist has more tendons, nerves, bones and ligaments per square inch than any other part of the body and it’s all manacled tighter than Lindsay Lohan.
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?
Can I Mix a Static With a Dynamic Rope for Rappelling?
Know that even in the best circumstances, rappelling is never safe and is the number four killer of climbers, experienced and novice alike. Of course, it is conceivable that you can rappel on a static and dynamic cord and survive, but you must know a thing or two about those ropes.