The Math of Rock Climbing

Heights, I hate them. But Skip Garibal­di, a pro­fes­sor of math­e­mat­ics at Emory Uni­ver­si­ty, does­n’t mind them much, and here he describes how math fig­ures into his pas­sion for rock climb­ing – how it makes the dif­fer­ence between a safe climb and a poten­tial­ly dan­ger­ous one. Includes a quick trip to El Cap­i­tan, a 3000 foot ver­ti­cal climb in Yosemite Nation­al Park…

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