Cam Care and Maintenance Guide27-May-2015
How to clean, lubricate, inspect and repair cams....27-May-2015
Climb Safe: How to Extend a Rappel27-Aug-2015
Every year, without fail, someone is injured or dies in a rappelling accident. This July it was the easily prevented mistake of rapping off the end of the line. At this point, it seems a little useless to keep reminding people to tie some knots in the end of their ropes....27-Aug-2015
Climbing on lead and being able to place solid protection is the foundation to safe rock climbing....20-Nov-2009
How To Rig Trad Anchors/Belays04-Nov-2010
The fine art of rigging climbing anchors and belay stations....04-Nov-2010
Rappel Knot Fails, Climber Falls to Death on the Goat Wall
Ryan Kautz, 26, falls to death while rappelling the last pitch of Prime Rib of Goat, a popular 11-pitch 5.9- on the 1,300-foot Goat Wall near Mazama, Washington.
Climber Loses Finger Tips in Crack
“When I realized that my fingers were gone I felt this empty, despair feeling. I thought, how much of my fingers are missing? I’ve had some injuries before, but when you can see bone, it freaks you out.” DISCLAIMER: GRAPHIC PHOTOS
Climber Grabs Draw, Skins Finger
Of all the “don’ts” of climbing, grabbing a quickdraw while you are falling is one of the bigger no-nos, and can result in serious injury, including “de-gloving” a finger.