• Climb Safe: To Screamer Or Not To Screamer
  • Climb Safe: Full Strength Haul Loops
  • Climb Safe: How to Extend a Rappel
  • Climb Safe: Extending a Cam Sling
  • Climb Safe: The Dangers of Modifying Your Gear
  • Climb Safe: Do Ropes Need to Rest Between Falls?
  • Climb Safe: Worn Belay Loops and Retiring a Harness
  • Climb Safe: Draws in a Gym
  • Climb Safe: How Strong is the Spinner Leash?
  • Climb Safe: How Strong Are Himalayan Fixed Lines?
  • Climb Safe: Gear Doesn't Last Forever - Crampons
  • Climb Safe: Connecting Two Slings Together
  • Climb Safe: Re-Slinging Cams
  • Climb Safe: Choosing the Right Carabiner
  • Climb Safe: What is the Safest Rappel Knot?
  • Climb Safe: Autoblock Belay Device Misuse
  • Climb Safe: Sling Strength In Three Anchor Configurations
  • Climb Safe: Weakness of Nose-Hooked Carabiners
  • Climb Safe: Daisy Chain Dangers
  • Climb Safe: Retiring Old Ropes
  • Climb Safe: Sharpie for Marking the Middle of a Rope?
  • Climb Safe: How Sketchy is a Sharp-Edged Carabiner?
  • Climb Safe: Dangers of Rope Worn Carabiners
  • Climb Safe: The Electric Harness Acid Test
  • Climb Safe: Can A Hot Belay Device Melt My Slings?
  • Climb Safe: Gear Doesn't Last Forever - Slings and Quickdraws
  • Climb Safe: Gear Doesn't Last Forever - Ice Tool Picks
  • Climb Safe: Dangers of Worn Lowering Anchors
  • Climb Safe: The Skinny on Super Light Ropes
  • Climb Safe: Spotting for Bouldering
  • Climb Safe: Common Belay Screw-ups and What To Do About Them
  • Climb Safe: How to Belay, Part 1
  • Climb Safe: Ascending Rappel Ropes 101
  • Climb Safe: Spectra versus Nylon
  • Climb Safe: Rethinking the Double-Loop Bowline
  • Climb Safe: Knot Passing 101
  • Climb Safe: How To Survive Bad Weather on El Cap
  • Climb Safe: Avalanche Safety
  • Climb Safe: Ascender Safety 101
  • Climb Safe: Top Roping is Not So Safe
  • Climb Safe: The Dangers of Short Static Falls
  • Climb Safe: Rappelling - Surviving Climbing's Diciest Business
  • Climb Safe: Belay School - Why Dynamic Matters
  • Climb Safe: Fall Factors Explained
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    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.
    Climbing Beta: El Potrero Chico, Mexico
    Moja Gear takes us south of the border to El Potrero Chico's limestone bastions.
    Crag Clown
    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.
    An Encounter with Fred
    Joe Josephson phoned with an interesting proposal: Fred Beckey had come to town for a reunion of Montana's Dirty Sox Club, a guild of Montana climbers from the 1960s through the 1980s.

    If anyone has earned an honorary membership in a group named Dirty Sox it is Washington's Fred Beckey, sovereign of American DirtBag Climbers.
    Five Ten Anasazi Lace-Up Shoe Reveiw
    ★★★½
    The Pink is a reincarnation of Five Ten’s Anasazi Lace-Up, one of the most innovative and iconic rock shoes ever. The Lace-Up had its heyday in the early to mid-1990s when it quickly became the go-to shoe for standard-setting climbers in America and Europe (who weren’t sponsored by other shoe companies).
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