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revised Is it realistic to teach yourself rock climbing?
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Jan
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answered Is it realistic to teach yourself rock climbing?
Jan
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comment What mountain is it?
@Liam It would seem to infringe upon your ability to use Gmail if you are unable to share a snapshot of your screen. Unless Gmail terms specifically forbid that action I'd say this is fair use of the image.
Jan
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comment How to pick a trekking/hiking shoelaces?
I don't do much hiking so I refrained from answering myself, but I also like flat laces; they seem to be easier on the fingers and as you stated easier to un-knot. (+1)
Jan
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revised Factors to be considered and prepared in case of unavoidable bivouac
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Jan
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revised What's the minimum diameter cord to use when climbing a rope using a prusik
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answered What's the minimum diameter cord to use when climbing a rope using a prusik
Jan
12
comment Shall I buy a Large size shell if I am wearing Medium size Down Jacket?
I am voting to close this question. It really depends on the sizing of the specific shell that you are talking about; some brands leave more room than others. You do not want the insulation heavily compressed or it will not work correctly. You really need to try on the combination to see how it fits.
Jan
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Jan
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reviewed Approve shoelaces tag wiki excerpt
Jan
12
revised How to choose a fire steel and use it most effectively?
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revised How to choose a fire steel and use it most effectively?
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Jan
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comment What's the minimum diameter cord to use when climbing a rope using a prusik
@AM_Hawk Thanks for the clarification. I'm glad you weren't suggesting what I thought you were.
Jan
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comment What's the minimum diameter cord to use when climbing a rope using a prusik
I just noticed that you linked to a 7.5mm Twin rope as an example. So you are describing ascending two strands of rope at once? You should be able to use at least a 6mm Prusik loop in that configuration. I was assuming that you were referring to a single strand of Tech rope, like BlueWater's 7.5mm Escape-Tech.
Jan
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comment What's the minimum diameter cord to use when climbing a rope using a prusik
@AM_Hawk Personally I would not be comfortable on 5mm Nylon unless there was a back-up attachment to the system. Are you supposing that 5mm Nylon is OK as one's only attachment points?
Jan
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comment What's the minimum diameter cord to use when climbing a rope using a prusik
@AM_Hawk I guess your answer then is 5mm Prusik cord. Nylon or Tech cord?
Jan
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revised Using a Girth Hitch in Alpine Draws
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Jan
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comment Using a Girth Hitch in Alpine Draws
For anyone interested, the now-broken first link in my comment above was to this article: QC Lab: Connecting Two Slings Together. The second link is still working, but here is another entry point: QC LAB: Slings and Quickdraws
Jan
11
comment How dangerous is it to fall 3 meters when lead climbing?
+1 especially for explaining why it is a bad idea to clip a bolt as soon as you can barely reach it. I see that way too often.
Jan
11
answered How to Clean Rock-Climbing Shoes