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wiki created trad-climbing description
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comment How tight should the line be kept for toproping?
Everything here is familiar to me except for: "An inexperienced climber might want to be kept tight just having cleared a roof with a lot of rope out, which would result in face and roof meeting with great force." Would you elaborate?
May
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revised If an autoblock inteferes with a belay device will a fireman belay have any effect?
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revised How to harden feet to avoid blisters on long hikes
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revised Comfy inflatable pillows for car camping
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is there a straightforward way to calculate energy requirements for a trek
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answered Facility to test cold weather gear in London UK
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revised How do you get the right shape on trim-to-fit insoles?
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answered When do small waterfalls get significant freezing
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comment How far is a reasonable distance for someone to hike on their first trip?
@OlinLathrop Erobic exercise? So um... this?
Feb
21
comment Best type of rope for glacier travel?
@Steed I don't think I can agree with that advice for the reason described here. The sheath of a skinny single is just too thin, and quoting: "People also need to recognize that even though these are single ropes, and even though the diameter is larger than our Genesis half ropes, under conditions where the main danger is cutting or abrasion the thicker rope might actually be LESS durable and have a lower safety margin."
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revised Best type of rope for glacier travel?
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answered Best type of rope for glacier travel?
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revised Using a Girth Hitch in Alpine Draws
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comment Is freeze-dried food healthy?
Can you cite any sources for this information?
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comment How to toughen up hands?
@DavidR Thanks. It should also be good for the antagonist muscles of the shoulder and back.
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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.