Tagged: recreation

Climbing Anchor and Belay Stations

Climbing belay stations are climbing’s most important anchors . Your and  your partner’s lives literally depend on them. 1. The rules for placing gear for anchor stations, whether for lead or top rope situations are...

How to Warm up for safe rock climbing

An effective warm up is essential for climbing: you will climb better and are less likely to sustain an injury.   With no warm up, performance is compromised, fatigue comes quickly, and injuries are...

Why All Runners Should Strength Train

In the old days, runners ran. Ask runners a few generations older than you what they did for their daily workout, and they’ll likely answer, “I ran.”  But no matter what race you’re preparing...

Laura’s Pick: Petzl Tikka Plus 2 Headlamp

You might think that the best piece of gear I took with me to South America was something like my Ariel Osprey Pack or my waterproof Patagonia boots, or my ultra light quick-dry towel,...

The Raucous Side of Climbing: Bouldering

Those of us (ahem) who find ourselves much more comfortable on flat ground or strolling well-marked climbing trails with a promise of a whiskey flask at the end of the hike tend to find...