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Mailon added to extend chains and reduce rope twisting

They say size doesn’t count…

They say size doesn’t count, but length certainly does. Luck is a major factor that sometimes comes into play with us even knowing it. My story goes back to the day when 45m ropes were the standard, and Edelrid was the favourite. An Edelrid 70m rope back then would have certainly swung lady luck into […]

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Brad Gobright in Indian Creek, Utah. Photo from video by Samuel Crossley.

Brad Gobright Dies in Accident in El Potrero Chico, Mexico

Brad Gobright, one of the most accomplished free solo climbers in the world, died today, Wednesday, November 27, in an accident in El Potrero Chico, Mexico. He was 31, and raised in Orange County, CA. At 3:40 pm, Brad Gobright and his partner Aiden Jacobson, 26, were simul-rappelling the seventh pitch on El Sendero Luminoso, a […]

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