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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
Jul
23
comment Brick Wall Rating
You should invite an experienced climber to give it a try, and a rating.
Jul
23
comment What rope to chose to hold my body weight from a monkey fist knot
@Fiztban I see. :-) Don't forget to train the opposing (antagonist) muscles, e.g. reverse wrist curls and hand expansion.
Jul
23
comment What is a “shooting jacket”?
@Liam Perhaps it's a pride thing; if you know you can't perform to your potential don't compete at all?
Jul
23
comment What rope to chose to hold my body weight from a monkey fist knot
@Fiztban After posting this I found your other question. I think the grips you made look quite nice, and the cord seems well sized to the balls. I've never played cricket and I was imagining a larger ball. (Your picture inspired me to add the second to last bulleted point. I can't imagine 3/8" rope working there for example.) I'm glad you like the result. I do think you paid more than necessary for cord that will never be used for climbing however. Which grips are you exercising with the ones you made?
Jul
23
comment Ideal and Minimal Rope Diameter for Lead Climbing
@WedaPashi Thanks. :-)
Jun
24
comment How do you stop blood-flow from a leech bite?
@Aravona and Paul: I guess for us to find out someone is going to have go get some leeches and take one for the team. :o)
Jun
20
comment Travelling and taking climbing chalk through customs
@Liam Sorry if I wrote that in a negative way! I voted for your question but I have no personal experience or inside knowledge so I won't attempt an answer. However with brief searching I quickly discovered the protein powder thing and I thought it would help if you have to to read it all. In the end I fear the answer to whether or not you are detained or delayed will be down to the specific security personnel you encounter.