• kinematic concepts
    • distance
    • velocity
    • acceleration
    • jerk
  • force concepts
    • gravity
    • tension
    • friction
    • stress
    • strain
    • strength
    • statics
    • dynamics
  • energy concepts
    • kinetic
    • potential
    • work
    • dissipation
  • equipment
    • ropes
      • statics
      • dynamics
      • knots
      • fall factor
    • pulleys
    • carabiners
    • cams
    • nuts
    • slings
    • belay devices
    • failure
  • human elements
    • biomechanics
    • belay techniques
    • climbing techniques
    • injury
    • fall survivability
    • exercise & diet
  • other climbing distinctions
    • TR/sport/trad
    • indoor/outdoor
    • ice climbing
    • tree/pole climbing
    • caving
  • special projects
    • inverse kinematics
    • polling of climber habits
    • empirical investigations
climbingphysics will officially go on-line in early 2015.

For now we are hosting one article on aspects of the mechanics of pulley injury.

climbingphysics is designed to be a comprehensive presentation of all things physics and climbing. The current internet landscape is varied in this regard: there are some very good physics resources and some not so good ones. Some resources are not kept up to date, and dead links are not uncommon. Some resources are quite sophisticated and well done from a physics standpoint, but others lose much of their audience due to the complexity of the subject. Above all, there appears to be no one repository to cover the many possible topics.

Our goal is to cover all the bases: present the physics with the simplest possible language, bridge the gap to dense journal articles, and also include educational resources for both students of physics and those who merely want to learn more. A draft list of topics is shown to the left. We plan to offer analysis and opinion, invitations to submit articles, and ultimately a discussion forum. We expect this to be a work in progress for a while :-)

We aspire to help people better understand their climbing so they can better their climbing. Obviously there is virtually no design to this site at the moment; we plan to change that! See you in 2015...

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