The Gumby Guru: No Fall Zone

  Perhaps the worst injury I’ve ever received while climbing was in a gym.  ...

Best Rock Climbing Ethics and Practices

  We climb for countless and diverse reasons, but there is one commonality: We enjoy ...

Stayin’ Alive: 10 Tips to Keep You Safe

Annie Laurie, 23, is just getting into trad climbing. Like many emergent climbers today, she ...

Climb Safe: Spotting for Bouldering

Jason Kehl is high. Twenty-five feet up the Grandpa Peabody boulder, the 60-foot monster testpiece ...

Climb Safe: Common Belay Screw-ups and What To Do About Them

  In 1980 my college roommate, Mark Herndon, fell 100 feet on a two-pitch route. ...

Rock Climbing Lingo

ANCHOR Any device or method for securing a climber to a rock face to prevent ...

Essential Knots for Climbing

  The first thing you should know about climbing knots is that you’ll only tie ...

How to Choose a Harness

  While your rental harness is tugging on your thighs and pinching your torso, ...

Climb Safe: The Skinny on Super Light Ropes

You don’t have to have an apple konk you on the head to realize that ...

Picking the Best Carabiner for your Draws

Sure, your draws came in neon pink and they match your harness, but how ...

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