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Face Value
Overhanging face climbing is the overlooked little sister of crack climbing. Once the seventies guys had mopped up all the striking crack lines, there was nowhere else to go but out onto the "holdless" areas between the cracks.


Toproping 101

Toproping outside is your first step to becoming and independent climber. While setting up toprope climbs may seem straightforward, doing it safely requires the same fundamental skills of anchoring, belaying, and safety management as climbing a thousand-foot face. We hope the following information will make you a safer climber-but nothing can take the place of learning from an expert.



Backing Up An Abseil

Talk to a dozen climbers and you'll likely get a dozen different answer's on how "best" to backup an abseil. Numerous methods abound. Each has advantages and disadvantages. I'll put a few far from original ideas forward here.


Stupid Mistakes To Avoid
A reminder of some things not to do while climbing, belaying and abseiling. Includes contributions from forum members.


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