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Climb Safe: Rappelling - Surviving Climbing's Diciest Business
Climb long enough and you’ll have a close encounter ... or several. Of the myriad ways to kill yourself climbing, rappelling is the quickest, but also the easiest to safeguard.
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Cast by chance into the frenzy of a dramatic Yosemite rescue, the author confronts his youthful fears head-on.
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The mighty Grimer and the world's best climbers square off at Arco.
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For the discriminating boulderer who wants the texture just so, the Black Diamond Necessaire contains three different brushes built for fluffing every type of hold, from plastic crimps to lichen-covered granite slopers to dirty sandstone pockets.
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Several years ago I attempted the Southwest Couloir route on Mount Huntington in Alaska in some oversized Koflach boots. After I'd led many pitches of steep ice my left toe began cramping and hurting so badly I could no longer frontpoint and was basically climbing the last pitches with only my right foot.
Counterintuitive Climbing Tips to Change Your Game - Part 2
One of the most important performance skills is the ability to maintain good technique in high-pressure situations, and one of the best ways to achieve it is to work from a checklist of the most common mistakes that crop up when you’re climbing by the seat of your pants.