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    How to jug by Supercorn
    Transition from Rock to Alpine
    Progressing from weekend cragging to long alpine routes can be intimidating for anyone, even strong and competent traditional climbers. While the most valuable knowledge is gleaned from experience, there’s plenty of real-world advice to learn beforehand. Alpinist Scott Be...
    Julie Ellison at Climbing Magazine
    Alpine anchor
    Alpine Anchors
    In the mountains or on long rock routes, anchor efficiency can be the difference between a comfortable finish and a forced bivouac. Using a cordelette to equalize an anchor is easy and strong, but it takes a lot of extra time to set up, and even longer to break down. Ther...
    Ian Nicholson at Climbing Magazine
    Tug test your figure eight by Mike Tea
    How to Stay Alive in the Alpine
    The pitches flew by on Polar Circus, our one-day Canadian Rockies winter objective.So when my partner said he’d forgotten his headlamp, I didn’t sweat it. Then, a few hours later, I dropped our shared thermos (bummer). But when my crampon’s toe bail snapped and a falling ...
    Dave Sheldon at Climbing Magazine
    Pickets and a rope team by Supercorn
    Traveling on a Rope Team
    Got a peak like Mt. Rainier on your tick list? If you have Alaskan or Himalayan aspirations, you should. Rainier’s classic Disappointment Cleaver route is the perfect introduction to mountaineering: You’ll get a taste of glacier travel, extreme weather, and altitude, on a...
    Shannon Davis at Climbing Magazine
    Keeping it together by talking by Keith Svihovec
    How to Manage an Unplanned Bivy
    We left the Black Canyon’s North Rim Campground a little before 9 a.m. — fine if we weren’t climbing Stratosfear (VI 5.11+ R), on the Painted Wall. Come dark, we still had three pitches left, including the crux. We faced a decision: an open bivy at a hanging belay or tric...
    Mark Synnott at Climbing Magazine
    Safely navigating a whiteout by Keith Svihovec
    How to Navigate a Whiteout
    A descent through a whiteout is usually remembered in two ways: over a cold beer with friends or as a bestseller written by the sole survivor. In fact, descending a snowfield or crossing a glacier in a whiteout can be a complete horrorshow: the ground and the air blur int...
    Martin Gutmann at Climbing Magazine
    Storm-proof your tent setup by Mike Tea
    How to Prepare Your Tent for the Worst Storm
    When a storm hits, most expedition climbers play cards, pick lint off of their boot liners, or fantasize about sipping Mai Thais. A little “tent pitching” and a flask of grandpa’s cough syrup easily bide the downtime for most, but when Mother Nature blows nuclear-strength...
    Molly Loomis at Climbing Magazine
    Essential bivy survival kit
    Survive an Unplanned Bivy
    Everyone knows packing the 10 essentials is a good idea, but most people don’t actually pack them. It’s easy to get lax about loading things you hope not to use, but would you cancel your car insurance just because you haven’t had an accident yet? We consulted professiona...
    Shannon Davis at Climbing Magazine

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