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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
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
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
19
comment How to Clean Rock-Climbing Shoes
Hello over here @Ian :-)
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.
Oct
16
comment Methods for taping injured wrists
@Liam My answer is primarily about "tape gloves" the question clear includes this subject. "For example: I'm having intermittent wrist pain. How can I supportively tape it, yet not restrict it too much, and also not completely cover the palm." Other answers are welcome! Voting to close.
Oct
2
comment How to take care of climbing hands?
Related: (5157)
Sep
17
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?
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.
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
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