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Climb Safe: Belay School - Why Dynamic Matters
Why one little-used technique can make or break your fall. I’ve always viewed trad- or ice-climbing falls as more serious than sport whippers.
John Long: On the Road
And you thought your last climbing trip was tough.
SEARCHING FOR CONNECTIONS IN LAS VEGAS' NEWEST SPORT-CLIMBING ARENA.
Nobody thought twice when Sean plugged a meager five-point word onto the Scrabble board at the campsite in Hueco Tanks. He was, after all, losing by o...
Charlie Fowler American Alpinist
That Charlie Fowler would meet his end while doing what he loved is no huge surprise given the sheer volume of his climbing. At age 52, he'd racked up three and a half decades of it, and had carried his quiet air of a seasoned survivor from hard rock to the high-risk games of alpine climbing and soloing.
Nunatak Arc Ghost Sleeping Bag Review
The Arc Ghost is a sophisticated, high-tech down comforter that tapers from head to toe and has a foot “pocket.”
Fingers: Trigger-Finger Syndrome
The morning after a day of hard gym bouldering, I noticed a popping or mild locking in my left middle finger when opening and closing it. The feeling soon went away, but came back worse every consecutive morning. I took two weeks off from climbing and my finger was feeling good, so I climbed very moderately two days ago, but this morning the popping returned. Any suggestions?
Building a Better Climber: Phase 7 - Power Endurance Training
If you’ve stuck with the series so far, you ought to be feeling pretty fit by now, especially after the low-intensity endurance phase outlined last issue. If you’ve only just joined in, simply start with two weeks of low-intensity training, and then continue with the power-endurance training given below. As always, try to climb outside as much as possible and for best results, tie your crag sessions in with the program.