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revised Is it realistic to teach yourself rock climbing?
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Aug
26
comment When will a rattlesnake strike?
No answer because I have no personal experience (thankfully!) but I've heard an old-timer swear by carrying a revolver loaded with tiny shotgun cartridges when deep in rattler country, specifically to dispatch snakes. Apparently there can be so many snakes you risk stepping on an unseen one while avoiding the one you do see, and dispatch is preferable? Obviously this is not a solution that is applicable everywhere.
Aug
15
revised What are the benefits of a baitcaster over a spinning reel for bass fishing?
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Jul
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May
26
comment Are manual double-back buckles on harnesses considered obsolete?
That makes more sense. A number of leg loops are being made completely without buckles now (just elastic or some kind of tensioner) so it does not surprise me if the ones with buckles are (semi?)captive as apparently they think these don't need to be openable. I'll keep this in mind the next time I am shopping for a harness.
May
22
comment Are manual double-back buckles on harnesses considered obsolete?
You can typically "completely open" speed buckles as well. On what brands have you run into captive ones?
Apr
29
revised “Used” top rope when bouldering
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Apr
16
comment Is there a more practical type of cord to carry than “550 paracord”?
UHMWPE (Dyneema/Spectra) is great stuff, if you keep it away from heat, but know that to get maximum strength you will need to "sleeve" it in a hollow braid where you knot it.
Mar
18
comment What does it mean to cross load a carabiner?
Thanks for the edit, @Pepi
Mar
18
reviewed Approve What does it mean to cross load a carabiner?
Jan
26
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Dec
21
comment Using a Girth Hitch in Alpine Draws
That is the reason I was given before. Why don't you edit your answer to describe that instead and include a reference to the Petzl manual?
Dec
11
comment Using a Girth Hitch in Alpine Draws
Welcome to the site and thank you for your answer. However can you provide additional support for this statement? I was given a different explanation for why the top carabiner in a quickdraw does/should not have a rubber keeper.
Dec
2
comment What this instrument is used for?
That's new to me. +1
Nov
29
revised Ideal and Minimal Rope Diameter for Lead Climbing
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Nov
19
comment How to Clean Rock-Climbing Shoes
Hello over here @Ian :-)
Nov
15
revised Climbing with a much lighter partner?
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Nov
15
comment Climbing with a much lighter partner?
@Glenn I was mistaken. The image comes from mountaineeringmethodology.com/mistakes-when-belaying -- I shall include this in an edit.
Nov
15
comment Climbing with a much lighter partner?
@Glenn You're right. That isn't my picture however, it's Petzl's. I link the page it came from.
Oct
28
comment How to wash a foam helmet?
How old is old? Foam helmets are supposed to be replaced after five years apparently.