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Damn right the science of climbing friction is in its infancy (climbing.com/ sciencefriction). As a geochemist, I can assure you that you’re missing the most important aspect: relative humidity. Temperature has little to do with it except that it’s usually less humid in cooler weather.
Leaders of the vertical world. For 40 years, Climbing has been the leading source of information about climbing and mountaineering, as well as the values and community that have grown around these sports. Reaching more than 130,000 readers with 10 issues a year, the magazine is known for its stunning photography, expert technical advice, and rich coverage of routes, crags, and mountain ranges all over the world. It’s also beloved for a long heritage of epic survival stories, exclusive accounts of first ascents, and deep portraits of the colorful personalities that make the sport so lively.