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Updated Articles and Resources

By Stewart Green

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • How to Tie a Clove Hitch for Climbing Created: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      The clove hitch is a simple and easy-to-tie hitch knot that is one of the six essential climbing knots that every rock climber and mountaineer needs to know. Learn about the clove hitch and how to tie one in 5 simple steps.
    • Kilimanjaro: Highest Mountain in Africa Created: Monday, October 20, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Learn cool facts and lots of information about Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, one of the Seven Summits, and one of the most popular high mountains in the world for climbers.
    • Belayers Need to be Anchored below Climbing Routes Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      A climbing rule is that a belayer should almost always be anchored at the base of a cliff so that he can maintain control of the rope if the lead climber falls and when he is lowering the climber down. Learn about the four times when the belayer should always be anchored and how to give a safe sport climbing belay.
    • Geology of Mount Everest Created: Tuesday, October 09, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Fossils deposited in a deep sea 400 million years ago are now found on top of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. How did marine fossils find their way to 29,000 feet? The answer is found in Mount Everest's unique geology. Learn all about the geology of Mount Everest and the Himalayan mountains and why they are still rising.
    • Resling Your Climbing Cams Created: Sunday, June 27, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      The slings on your cams wear out and need to be replaced. Find out why you should replace cam slings, how often they need replacement, and who can do the replacement job for you.
    • Does Your Climbing Rope Need a Middle Mark? Created: Thursday, July 17, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Two of the most common questions from climbers about climbing ropes are: Why do I need a middle mark on my rope? and How do I mark the middle of my rope? A middle mark on your rope is important because it speeds up your rope management. Learn all about middle marks here.
    • 4 Ways to Descend Cliffs and Mountains Created: Saturday, July 27, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Once you climb to the top of a mountain or cliff, you need to get back down safely and efficiently. Climbers descend off cliffs and mountains in four different ways--hiking down, downclimbing, rappelling, and lowering. Learn more about the four types of descents and how to evaluate terrain for the proper descent.
    • 10 Climbing Life Quotes from Royal Robbins Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Royal Robbins, one of the greatest American rock climbers, redefined climbing in the 1960s. Here is a collection of quotes about climbing and the climbing life from Royal Robbins, an original stone...
    • Bucket Created: Sunday, March 23, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Definition of Bucket, a climbing slang word for a large handhold.
    • How to Use Climbing Footholds and Handholds Created: Sunday, July 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      You need to learn how to use handholds and footholds when you're climbing without readjusting or trying to find the sweet spot on the hold. The proper selection and use of holds lets you climb faster, more efficiently, and more securely. Learn how to use holds and climb better and higher.
    • Summer Rock Climbing Safety Created: Saturday, August 16, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      It's summer and it's hot and you want to go rock climbing. Follow these 5 hot tips to stay safe and cool on the rocks and to avoid heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
    • Head Injuries from Climbing Falls and Rock Impacts Created: Saturday, June 22, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      It's a fact: the rock is hard and your head is soft. Learn about causes of head injuries in climbing accidents and what happens to your brain when your head is impacted during a climbing fall or when hit by a rock. Once you learn the trauma that occurs to your head, you will always wear a climbing helmet to protect your head and life from traumatic life-changing injuries.
    • Longs Peak: Highest Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park Created: Sunday, July 04, 2010 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Learn interesting facts about Longs Peak, the highest mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park and the 15th highest Fourteener in Colorado.
    • All About Carabiners Created: Sunday, April 04, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Carabiners are an essential piece of climbing equipment that you use every time you go climbing. Learn more about carabiners, the types of carabiner gates, and how they are used in the climbing safety system.
    • Simul-Rappelling Makes for a Speedy Descent Created: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Simul-rappelling is when two climbers rappel down separate strands of the same rope at the same time to save time on their descent. Simul-rappelling is, however, dangerous and only experienced climbers should simul-rappel. Learn about simul-rappelling and how to avoid safety issues.
    • Facts About Mount Greylock Created: Monday, October 17, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Learn interesting facts and history about Mount Greylock, the highest mountain in Massachusetts.
    • Facts About White Butte: Highest Mountain in North Dakota Created: Monday, June 25, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      White Butte, the highest point in North Dakota, lies in the Badlands in the state's southwestern corner. Find out more about the 30th highest state high point, its history and geology, and all the rattlesnakes that inhabit its grassy slopes.
    • French Free Climbing Uses Basic Aid Climbing Skills Created: Monday, July 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      French free climbing is simply pulling on gear like bolts, cams, and nuts to get up a difficult crux section on rock climbing route. Learn about French free climbing and how to use those basic aid climbing skills to get up bigger routes.
    • Hydration: How Much Water Do You Need? Created: Friday, July 31, 2009 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      Hydration is one of the Ten Essentials for climbing safety. Learn about all about the water, water treatment and purification, and electrolyte replacements you should carry in your climbing pack so you can survive thirst and dehydration.
    • Full Crimp Grip: Essential Climbing Hand Grip Created: Friday, January 29, 2010 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      The full crimp grip is one of 6 hand and finger positions used in rock climbing. Learn all about the full crimp, how to do it, and how to avoid crimping injuries.
    • Six Basic Finger Grips Created: Friday, January 01, 2010 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
      You need to learn to effectively use your hands and fingers to become a successful rock climber. Learn about using handholds effectively and the six basic finger grips for rock climbing.
    • List of U.S. State High Points Created: Friday, June 20, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      A list of the state high points in all 50 U.S. states and Washington D.C.
    • Patrick Edlinger: Great French Free Climber Died in 2012 Created: Friday, December 13, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Patrick Edlinger, a great French climber, was a superstar rock climber during the 1980s. Edlinger traveled the world for climbing adventures, approaching climbing as a meditation and yoga. He died after a fall in his home in 2012.
    • Climbing at Rochers de Freÿr: Rock Climbing at Belgium’s Best Cliffs Created: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      The Rochers de Freyr in southern Belgium by France is one of Europe's best but least known rock climbing areas. The limestone cliffs at Freyr offer over 600 climbing routes up to 400 feet high of a...
    • Six Rock Scrambling Skills Created: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      If you climb mountains then you have to learn basic rock climbing moves when you're scrambling over exposed rocky sections without a rope. Use six basic climbing skills to improve your scrambling and to stay safe in the mountains.
    • Never Trust a Single Bolt Anchor Created: Thursday, January 01, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      A rock climber falls while rappelling at the Garden of the Gods when an old anchor bolt breaks. Read an analysis of the accident and the lessons to learn from it.
    • How Much Does it Cost to Climb Kilimanjaro? Created: Sunday, March 27, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      How much will it cost you to climb Kilimanjaro? Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and one of the Seven Summits, is expensive to climb. Learn about the essential costs, including airfare, outfitter fees, tips, and extra costs, and make a budget to have the adventure of a lifetime by climbing Kili.
    • Carderock Rock Climbing: Climbing Near Washington DC Created: Friday, April 13, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Carderock, a small cliff band along the east bank of the Potomac River in Maryland, is a popular rock climbing area northwest of Washington DC. Find out all about Carderock, its metamorphic rock, climbing history, essential climbing equipment, the best seasons, and how to find Carderock.
    • Wear Climbing Shorts in Summer Created: Friday, July 20, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Shorts are the best article of clothing to wear for warm weather rock climbing in the summer. Find out all about climbing shorts, how long they should be, what kind of fabric is best, why a gusset ...
    • American Climber Abandoned to Die by Sherpas on Kangchenjunga Created: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Cleo Weidlich reached the summit of 28,169-foot (8,586-meter) Kangchenjunga on the morning of May 20, becoming the first American woman to climb the
    • Ascenders: Essential Climbing Equipment Created: Friday, February 03, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Ascenders, mechanical devices used to ascend a fixed rope, are an essential piece of equipment used for climbing big walls and followoing aid routes. Learn all about ascenders, which ascenders you ...
    • How to Clip into Bolts: Learn 2 Types of Clips Created: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Clipping into bolts and quickdraws while you lead a route is an important sport climbing technique. Learn more about clipping bolts, redpoint and pinkpoint ascents, and the two types of clips--the ...

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