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Climb Safe: Spectra versus Nylon
Britney or Christina, Frappuccino or half-caf vanilla latte, Maxim or FHM, trad or sport—our world is full of crucial, life-defining choices. Your sling choice, however, truly is life affecting. Read on to find out why.
John Long: The Real Deal
The tao of Paul gleason, Stonemaster Emeritus.
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.
Spotlight: The Double Life of Chris Webb Parsons
Chris Webb Parsons, 29, has a sense of humor to go with his bold and scrappy nature. In his hometown of Canberra, Australia, he held the highest school suspension rate for offenses ranging from dropping his pants to squirting the principal with a fire extinguisher. His sophomore year, Chris was expelled for setting off two chlorine bombs at Canberra High.
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.
DMM Revolver Carabiner Review
Friction, the resistance of motion to surfaces that touch, is paradoxically a friend and foe. Underfoot, we can't get enough sticky friction. But when we drag the rope up rock, we do anything possible to avoid it.
Better Climbing Through Chemistry
Supplements are ubiquitous, but all we know about them is what our bros have told us. We know they are expensive, but do they really work?
Best Ratio of Resting to Bouldering
What is the optimal ratio of rest days to climbing days to train specifically for bouldering?