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A Guide to Gaiters
January 13th, 2011 ago
Most of us only like two things in our boots: Our feet, and our socks. Everything else we can do without. So we buy gaiters, lots of them. Here's an approximate spectrum of gaiters, in ascending order of burliness. ... read more
Avoiding the Snap! Crackle! & Pop! of Climbing
January 10th, 2011 ago | 2 comments
Science has proven that A) humans aren't meant to do what we climbers do with our bodies, and B) climbers are obsessive and don't know when to quit. ... read more
Proper Hand & Foot Care for Dirtbags
January 6th, 2011 ago
Over a decade ago, when I was a scrawny, impressionable teenager living in Yosemite, I looked up to many of the older climbers in the community. I wanted to climb like them, but certainly didn't want to end up with chronic fungus on my skin. ... read more
A Lighter Approach to Tandem Racing Bikes
January 3rd, 2011 ago
If you didn't know that tandem bikes could be fast and light, clearly you have yet to meet a racing tandem. Don't worry; we won't hold that against you, considering there aren't many in the US. Just be aware that the sport is growing. ... read more
Avy Airbags: Better than Beacon, Shovel & Probe?
December 27th, 2010 ago
This year the ISSW was held in October 2010 in Squaw Valley, California. Practitioners and academics from around the world discuss the latest knowledge and technology, and this year, the dominant topic was avalanche airbags. ... read more
The Simple & Effective Training Log for Climbers
December 23rd, 2010 ago
It struck me that few climbers record their workouts, let alone keep any kind of training log. But even the most basic records will help a climber set goals, track improvement, and evaluate the effectiveness of their training plan. ... read more
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