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Climb Safe: The Dangers of Short Static Falls
CRACK! The jolt back onto the bolt, into which you are still quickdraw-tethered, stuns you. You only fell two feet, but your neck is stiff and your innards feel like they’ve been kicked by a mule.
John Long: Legend of Lord Gym
Sammy and I hunkered into the shade beneath the Weeping Wall, Suicide Rock, panting between pulls on a gallon jug of water. The sun had just crawled over Tahquitz Rock, a mile across the Sunshine Valley, and heat waves welled off the Suicide slabs. No big.
Age of Reason
The Verdon Gorge is technical, spicy and run out, so why is this forgotten climbing style now becoming so popular?
It's fall, but the Red River Gorge is so humid we're all looking for a break from the heat. The lights are finally set for a portrait I'm taking of a big name, 5.14-sending sponsored athlete, when over walks Nelson Carayannis, a climber of considerably less talent and strength. Carayannis, casually gripping a Gatorade bottle, asks if I'm ready.
TNB: Chris Sharma and The Art of Jeep Maintenance
The scorched desert expanse surrounding Las Vegas smears together into one terrible brown color as Chris Sharma, Dalia Ojeda, Miguel and I whiz along at 90 miles per hour in an old Jeep Grand Cherokee. The American West, this celebrated frontier, as tame as it has become with commercialism and super highways, is still the last good place I know of for real adventure.
Petzl Myo RXP
Gear heads are going to be tweaking and freaking over Petzl’s new MYO RXP. This fully programmable LED headlamp allows you to customize how many lumens you set forth into the darkness.
Abdomen: Muscle Tear/Hernia
Four months ago I severely injured my abdomen training for climbing while doing side-to-side crunches on an inclined board. At first I was certain I had a hernia. After many doctor's appointments where various hernia diagnoses were ruled out, I was told that I tore the rectus abdominal muscle.
Never Get Pumped Again
If your forearms inflate like balloons and your fingers always seem to uncurl just before the anchors, then this two-part series on endurance training is just what you’re looking for.