From thumb-down jams to pinkie-down jams to donut jams, from finger bars to ring locks to tips cracks, there's lots of technique to be learned in just finger-sized cracks (to say nothing of all the other sizes!). Don't worry---Pete Whittaker's got you covered. He breaks it all down as simply as possible.
Dr. J takes a look at one of climbing's most under-diagnosed injuries: finger stress fractures.
His death has shocked the climbing community in Squamish and the areas he visited, such as Liming, China.
Last weekend, when Carlo Alberto Cimenti saw his partner, Francesco Cassardo, take an unsurvivable fall during an attempt on the unclimbed Gasherbrum VII, in Pakistan, he was sure his friend was dead. Even if he had survived, getting him down would take a miracle.