Athlete: Black Diamond Global Athlete Babsi Zangerl
Location: Bellavista (8c), Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, The Dolomites, Italy
Photographer: Thomas Senf

QC Lab: Off-Axis and Tri/Quad-Axial Loading

Recently, Kelly Cordes emailed KP and the QC crew, posing a lengthy question about the dangers of off-axis loading while at the belay. Our lab answered the question and got inspired to do a few more tests along the way.



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Adam Ondra: Progression

This past November, Adam Ondra made the first ascent of C.R.S. (9b), the hardest sport climb in France. For Adam, this route meant progression, as it was the quickest he had ever redpointed 9b. Adam says that after having dedicated countless hours training in the gym for competitions in the past couple of years, this redpoint showed him that the hard work of competition-specific training translates to climbing outside as well.



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SAFETY NOTICES: RECALL FOR INSPECTION

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