Aid climbing is the one sure-fire way to accelerate the trad climbing learning curve
After a near-death climbing experience, I was inspired to dig deeper into the psychology of fear and learn about its effect on performance, how it wells up in the first place, and what we can do to deal with it. What I found will take your climbing to the next level—and could save your life.
There's something magical about doing big routes in faraway places. But on these walls it's important to have your systems and tactics totally ironed out.
A comprehensive analysis of 30 years worth of data of climbing accidents recorded in Accidents in North American Climbing.
Uneven stances, hanging belays, anchors, roots and rocks your rope can snag on...belaying outside is full of hazards that aren't replicated in the gym. Here are some strategies to keep both the climber and belayer safe and secure.
Even expert climbers forget to finish their knot, or just don't tie it right. Don't let that be you.
The snowpack, prone to slides, has proven deadly for a number of backcountry goers.
Assign point values to each piece in an anchor to assess overall reliability
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