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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: Legends of the Mind
Calling Buhl on the famous mountaineer’s truisms
The Epic of All Epics
I had been in Caracas, Venezuela, for less than three hours when Alfredo turned to Cory and me, and said: “Don’t talk to anyone, don’t let anyone know that you’re foreign, and try not to be seen by anyone. Bad people live here.”
Tom Patey: The Tiger of Yesterday
There is a photograph of Tom Patey taken on the Old Man of Hoy, a 450-foot pinnacle of rock standing in the ocean off the north coast of Scotland.
Alex and Thomas Huber Climb in Queen Maud Land
Stephon Siegrist and the Huber Brothers-three of Europe's top free climbers-embark on an Antarctic expedition to the spellbinding realm of the Queen Mound Land, and open the coldest chapter of their lives.
Climb Tech Removable Bolt
You can use the Removable Bolt as pro, or, if you decide a real bolt should go in the hole, extract the removable and set a bolt.
Fingers: Cysts and Pain
My middle-finger knuckles have tender growths. It hurts to push on the side of the joint. I'm 36 and have been climbing 17 years. The doctor said my knuckle bumps are related to Dupuytren's disease but I don't have any visible contractures on my palms or feet. X-rays and blood tests are normal. I also have plantar fasciitis in both feet.
Boost Power With Eccentric Training
Eccentric training can be used to build strength for climbing in three main ways.