Thursday, February 19, 2015

Denver Orthopedic Surgeons: Tips for Preventing Rock Climbing Injuries

Colorado offers a barrage of breathtaking rock formations and stellar peaks. Such awe-inspiring geographical features are what makes the state a perfect place for rock climbing. Indeed, rock climbing is an extremely popular sport in Colorado, yielding luminaries such as Kyle Copland, Emily Harrington, and current rock climbing poster boy Tommy Caldwell. After years of honing his chops on Colorado’s peaks, Caldwell—a Colorado native—attempted to free climb the Dawn Wall in Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan last January along with a climbing partner, Kevin Jorgeson of California. Dubbed the most difficult climb in the world, Caldwell and Jorgeson climbed the notorious wall with only their hands and feet, using ropes and gear only to stop a fall.


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