Wednesday, December 15, 2010

History Of Ice Climbing

Ice Climbing history

The history of ice climbing is told here. Including answers to questions like:

Why were leashless tools invented?

“In 2001 the Ice Climbing World Cup accelerated gear development by banning leashes from competition. Event Organizers said the decision revolved around concerns for safety, but the real motive was making things harder for competitors.”

How ironic because leashless tools have made it easier for ice climbers to do harder routes.

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