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Climb Safe: Ascending Rappel Ropes 101
At some point in your climbing career, you’ll probably end up at the bottom of a double-rope rappel, marooned in space, staring wistfully at the next rap anchors overhead. Fear not! With a little bit of knowledge, you can quickly and easily climb the rap ropes. Here’s how.
TNB: The Only Blasphemy
John Bachar laces up his boots and cinches the sling on his chalk bag. “Ready?” Only then do I realize he means to climb all two thousand feet solo, without a rope. To save face, I agree, thinking: Well, if he suggests something too crazy, I’ll just draw the line. I was the first to start soloing out at Josh anyhow.
Wild Wild West Virginia
On a late afternoon in November 1974, Hunt Prothro stared up at the sunbaked overhanging West Face of the North Peak, Seneca Rocks. Above him a proud, unclimbed line connected cracks, corner systems and a blank face.
The Average Hero Sir Edmund Hillary, 88
As a student, my mother was in the streets of London on the Queen's coronation day 55 years ago when the news broke across the top of the crowds that ...
A Short Walk With Whillans
The Legendary British Climber on the Eiger.
CAMP XLC Nanotech - Automatic
Field test results of the CAMP Nanotech XLC Automatic crampon.
How Often Should You Rest?
I climb three or four days a week on average. What's the best combination of rest days and climbing days?