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Climb Safe: To Screamer Or Not To Screamer
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, Corey LaForge, back from an ascent of the Eiger Norwand with some questions about Yates Screamers, promptly puts them to the test.
John Long: The Royal Scam
Coming clean on the mysterious first ascent of a Yosemite classic.
Destination Sinks Canyon Wyoming
On the day of the Summer Solstice, it was windy, dry and cool at Sinks Canyon, just outside Lander, Wyoming. A small band of climbers were enjoying perfect conditions at the area's choicest wall, the Killer Cave.
KRIS HAMPTON, BETTER KNOWN BY HIS HIP-hop handle, “Odub,” drops hot joints about climbing like no one else. While he makes a living painting murals, he is better known for his rap music.
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.
Omega Pacific Telos Keylock Quickdraw
You use a quickdraw to keep you safe—basically, alive. But how about reading a symptom card or supporting a cause?
Biceps: Reattachment Surgery
I had a proximal bicep tear reattachment surgery. However, after two months the tendon tore loose from the insertion point. I can have another surgery or I can just live with it.
Recovery Supplement Truths
What do you think about drinking recovery supplements, such as whey protein or glutamine, throughout a day of cragging?