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A Student Designed This Amazing Prosthetic Limb for Wounded Warriors Who Want to Climb Mountains

A 21-year-old design student with a heart for veterans just designed an artificial limb that could help wounded warriors conquer their mountains.<p>The Klippa prosthetic limb for rock climbing was designed to give wounded warriors a chance to regain mobility on some of earth’s most challenging …

World's Tallest Climbing Wall Opens On The Side Of A Nevada Hotel

No longer must you acclimate on Everest to get some <i>serious</i> climbing elevation.<p>Welcome to BaseCamp, a larger-than-life rock climbing park with the world's tallest artificial climbing wall, at a staggering 164 feet.<p>The massive wall is built into the side of the Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno, Nevada.<p>At …

Montana by Dirt: From Longboarding to Climbing with the Super Stoked Conrad Anker

<b>From Longboarding on a Mountain Pass to Climbing with Conrad Anker in His Own Backyard</b><p>No one chatted much as we trudged uphill through the forest. Mosquitos made their way into my ear each time I paused to catch my breath, and the verbal silence masked any possible diversion from the buzzing and …

Top rocks: bouldering in Fontainebleau, France

If costly gear or dizzying heights put you off rock climbing, bouldering could be for you. Our writer gives it a go at the best place in the world for the sport, a region of rocky gorges just outside Paris<p>One thing you quickly learn when you go bouldering – a sort of low-level rock climbing done …

25 insanely awesome rock climbing photos

As far as sports go, few are more picturesque than rock climbing in its many variations.<p>Anyone anywhere can become a rock climber, as long as they …

Overcoming Obesity Through Rock Climbing and McDonald's

In 2008 Lloyd Brombach weighed nearly 300 pounds and struggled to walk short distances. Through a newfound passion for rock climbing and an unconventional diet, he lost 100 pounds and completed his first Ironman Triathlon in November of 2012. A film by Mike Wilkinson.

How Rock Climbing Does Your Mind -- And Body -- Good

Ascending a cliff, boulder or even an indoor rock wall requires a large amount of physical strength and endurance. Some conquer climbs through nutritious meals and campus board pull-ups. Meanwhile, for some diehard climbers, that endurance was historically powered by canned beans and a wide variety …

Incredible Ikea Billboard Tips an Apartment Sideways to Become a Rock-Climbing Wall

Psst, maybe we shouldn't take this apartment—the floor seems kind of slanted.<p>Ikea promoted the opening of its 30th store in France by building an …

Patagonia to pay $4,000 fine for using illegal climbing routes in catalogue

Settlement came after Utah park rangers discovered illegal climbing routes were photographed for Patagonia catalogue<p>Outdoor clothing company Patagonia said Tuesday it has agreed to pay a $4,000 settlement to Capitol Reef National Park in Utah after rock climbing policies were violated in the making …