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Feb
20
revised Best type of rope for glacier travel?
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Feb
20
answered Best type of rope for glacier travel?
Feb
20
revised Using a Girth Hitch in Alpine Draws
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Feb
18
comment Is freeze-dried food healthy?
Can you cite any sources for this information?
Feb
14
awarded  Civic Duty
Feb
2
comment How to toughen up hands?
@DavidR Thanks. It should also be good for the antagonist muscles of the shoulder and back.
Jan
30
comment Rappelling in the Rain
David, no, I don't have a reference. I think it is good to know how to add extra friction to the system should it be needed in any event, which was the focus of my answer, but as stated on the first line I have never rappelled in the rain.
Jan
30
revised Walking trailers
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Jan
30
comment Lacing materials for huaraches
Theoretically UHMWPE (Spectra, Dyneema) should be a top choice, being one of the most abrasion resistant polymers, and following the logic of Don's comment the thicker the individual fiber the better.
Jan
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Walking trailers
Jan
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Sleeping with two people in one hammock
Jan
30
comment Rappelling in the Rain
Thanks David. I'm not personally concerned about it as I am confident that I could easily get enough friction. Rather, in the context of the question it sounds like you haven't needed to add friction for rain and that (new rope) would be my only area of concern for advising others. Oh, and I use a Prusik but it seems the autoblock is more popular so I should probably look into that.
Jan
30
comment Rappelling in the Rain
+1 -- Since you may have experience with this do new ropes (which are slicker and have fresher dry treatment) become more slippery than older ropes? That would be my primary concern, having not yet had to rappel in the rain.
Jan
30
comment Rappelling in the Rain
An example of a redirect: alpineinstitute.blogspot.com/2010/07/…
Jan
30
revised Rappelling in the Rain
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Jan
30
answered Rappelling in the Rain
Jan
29
answered What is a typical elongation of a dynamic climbing rope?
Jan
29
comment Methods for taping hands, wrists, and fingers for climbing?
@theJollySin I've had the same problem and yet I have no solution other than shaving your wrists. :-p The backs of the hands can be done by putting tape sticky side to sticky side but you still have to tape these on somehow. I suppose you could put something under the tape but I fear the tape would have to be very tight to keep from sliding up your hand. Maybe you could get away with Coban™ over clean skin, under the tape, but I haven't tried.
Jan
27
answered For what it's worth: climbing-tape
Jan
27
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the fastest style of sled?