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Climb Safe: Top Roping is Not So Safe
Toproping is so safe it’s virtually foolproof, right? Think again. Just a brief belay lapse can produce high loads, testing the holding power of your gear. In this week's Climb Safe, Rock and Ice field-tests real-world climbing scenarios.
John Long: What I've Learned
John Long, original Stonemaster and climbing's most popular writer, spills his guts.
Seeing Perfect Visionary
Fourteen years is a long time for a major free route in Yosemite to go unrepeated. On October 3, Tommy Caldwell made the second free ascent of the Dir...
Max Turgeon and Louis-Philippe Ménard: Alpinists and Ice Climbers
The alpinists and ice climbers Max Turgeon and Louis-Philippe Ménard share their secrets for success in Canada and what it's like to climb on the world stage.
A Short Walk With Whillans
The Legendary British Climber on the Eiger.
Scarpa Instinct VS
The Instinct VS has some great performance features. It is built on an almost identical last to the Boostic and edges really well. A large swath of rubber covers the top of the toes, allowing you to do some tech’ed-out toe hooks a la Dave Graham, and the heel cup has the vacuum fit that I love.
I recently cut off the tip of my left index finger with a plate joiner. I am a new ice climber. How will this affect my ability to climb? I am 27 years old.
Boost Power With Eccentric Training
Eccentric training can be used to build strength for climbing in three main ways.