September 2012 – 308
Non-traditional:Sport climbers, rejoice! Eight multi-pitches fit for bolt-clipping climbers.
Granito Caliente: Free climbing two historic routes on Mexico’s El Gran Trono Blanco.
Ten Sleep:Cowboys, good vibes, and ice cream! Here, 21 things to know about Wyoming’s limestone paradise.
HEALTH & TRAINING
Fuel Up: Twelve high-energy meals to eat before, during, and after your all-day adventure.
Your Goal: 5.12a: A comprehensive training plan for jumping two to three grades this winter.
All-day Gear: Make long routes easier: aiders, a storm jacket, and more.
Sleeping Bags: New down bags that surpassed expecations.
Tested: A pared-down pack, lightweight mountain boots, and a cozy, hooded outer layer.
Nylon vs. Dyneema: The expert consensus: which slings to use and when to use them.
Aid and Abet: Move quickly past hard moves with these simple aid tricks.
Rappel Knots: Veteran guide Rob Hess shares his preferred way to join two ropes.
The Thumbercling: How to use Tommy Caldwell’s secret weapon.
The Water Knot: An easy-to-learn knot: how to tie webbing together.