4,604 reputation
832
bio website
location
age
visits member for 2 years, 7 months
seen 5 hours ago

5h
comment How to Clean Rock-Climbing Shoes
I haven't tried this but I am somewhat skeptical about it. Certainly freezing in a household freezer will not kill all bacteria; freezing does not sterilize water for example. Perhaps the primary odor-causing ones are not freeze resistant? I also worry that freezing would keep them from drying properly. Not a problem if you rotate a number of pairs of shoes but fairly important if you climb often in the same pair. Could you give more details of your personal experience with this method?
Sep
14
awarded  Good Question
Sep
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
8
comment What is a bloquers?
@imsodin While still not ideal for fall arrest the rockGrab/Microcender is far better for this than a toothed device like the Tibloc or Micro Traxion which will quickly shear the sheath or worse. Please see: (1804). I can provide other references if you doubt that one.
Aug
8
comment What is a bloquers?
I am not certain they would be called "bloquers" but in addition to the devices listed above are the toothless cammed rope clamps such as the Rock Exotica rockGrab and Petzl Microcender (a licensed version of the former I believe). These weigh more but they are safer too as they won't cut your rope.
Aug
6
revised What are creative uses for retired carabiners?
added 1 character in body
Aug
2
awarded  rock-climbing
Jul
28
comment What is a “shooting jacket”?
@WW. Shooting sports 2044: i.stack.imgur.com/yp0h8.jpg
Jul
26
comment Differences for bivi packs
Thank you very much for the Bounty. :-)
Jul
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
23
revised Permanent Camping Cooler - No Ice Needed
added 6 characters in body
Jul
23
comment Permanent Camping Cooler - No Ice Needed
@Compro01 I spoke out of ignorance. I'll update now.
Jul
23
comment What rope to chose to hold my body weight from a monkey fist knot
@Fiztban I'm a wimp so I'll refrain from giving training tips. However you might find videos here interesting: atomikclimbingholds.com/atomik-bomb-workouts
Jul
23
comment Brick Wall Rating
You should invite an experienced climber to give it a try, and a rating.
Jul
23
comment What rope to chose to hold my body weight from a monkey fist knot
@Fiztban I see. :-) Don't forget to train the opposing (antagonist) muscles, e.g. reverse wrist curls and hand expansion.
Jul
23
comment What is a “shooting jacket”?
@Liam Perhaps it's a pride thing; if you know you can't perform to your potential don't compete at all?
Jul
23
answered What is a “shooting jacket”?
Jul
23
answered Permanent Camping Cooler - No Ice Needed
Jul
23
revised What are creative uses for retired carabiners?
deleted 2 characters in body
Jul
23
comment What rope to chose to hold my body weight from a monkey fist knot
@Fiztban After posting this I found your other question. I think the grips you made look quite nice, and the cord seems well sized to the balls. I've never played cricket and I was imagining a larger ball. (Your picture inspired me to add the second to last bulleted point. I can't imagine 3/8" rope working there for example.) I'm glad you like the result. I do think you paid more than necessary for cord that will never be used for climbing however. Which grips are you exercising with the ones you made?