Climb Safe: Connecting Two Slings Together
To help make more climbers safer climbers, Rock and Ice has teamed up with Black Diamond Equipment to present the Climb Safe series. These articles aim to answer some of climbing's most common gear-related questions. Here, Kolin Powick, Black Diamond’s Director of Quality, investigates connecting two slings.
Jon Cardwell Snags Second Ascent of Shadowboxing (5.14d), Rifle
Jon Cardwell snags the second ascent of Shadowboxing (9a/5.14d)—the hardest route in Rifle, Colorado—on Friday, July 31. On top of that, he also onsights Roadside Prophet (5.14a) and “onsights/flashes” (he says he watched Steve Hong climb the route a few years back) Uncertainty Principle (5.13d) over the week.
Robert Pizem – Father First, Climber Second
Robert “Piz” Pizem parked at the north end of Rifle Canyon a little before 10 a.m. Sunday. Two blond boys, ages 2 and nearly 4, spilled out of the car and began whizzing around the parking lot, one holding a red toy airplane. Pizem, a tall, thin man of 40 with curly red hair, remained unfazed and organized the family’s gear.

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