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Mar
15
comment Looking for a Topographical map resource?
@Russell Did you forget?
Mar
14
comment Painful leather hiking boots - persevere or give up?
Would you please try to provide the name of this product?
Feb
16
comment Climbing with a much lighter partner?
Great! I hope you enjoyed your climbing. Did you take an introductory class?
Feb
14
comment Climbing through the cracks
By the way, what do you mean by: "with the aid of equipment like Pegs." Is that a training tool (peg board?) or some kind of aid pro?
Feb
13
comment Climbing with a much lighter partner?
@Blackbear I see. For reference would you mind telling me each of your weights?
Feb
13
comment Ideal and Minimal Rope Diameter for Lead Climbing
Thanks for the Accept. :-)
Feb
7
comment What EXACTLY is the chemical coating on the outside of GoreTex?
I suggest flagging this question for migration to Chemistry.
Feb
7
comment When should I retire my rope
Thanks for the Accept. I just added one more section/reference to my answer.
Feb
7
comment FiveFingers Spyridon for Climbing?
@NatureRules Would you please clarify the exact use you envision and are inquiring about? Liam has edited this question to specify mountaineering but I am not convinced that was your original intent.
Feb
6
comment What is the longest time you can go, eating only freeze-dried food?
Thanks, and +1.
Feb
6
comment What is the longest time you can go, eating only freeze-dried food?
Could you provide a reference regarding one of these ocean racers and his diet?
Feb
6
comment Can a Finger Pulley injury be predicted / anticipated?
@Miguel Since you appreciate the work I put into this answer would you consider taking another look at my answer to this question? I also put a lot of work into that one. (More, actually.)
Feb
5
comment What are some effective ways of removing stains from my bush knife?
Okay, I'll try to provide a useful answer at that time.
Feb
5
comment What are some effective ways of removing stains from my bush knife?
Also, what finish is on the blade?
Feb
5
comment What are some effective ways of removing stains from my bush knife?
A picture of the blade in question would help to focus answers to appropriate methods. Also, is the blade carbon on stainless steel?
Feb
5
comment First crampon grade to buy
I recommend summarizing some of the points from the Andy Kirkpatrick article and including them here to make this more of a stand-alone answer.
Feb
5
comment “Must Have” in a starter Trad Rack
What is a "Texas prusik system?" I was taught how to use a Purcell Prusik for a foot loop along with a short waist Prusik. How is this similar or different?
Feb
5
comment Is it possible to check the safety of a used climbing rope?
Also related: outdoors.stackexchange.com/q/1533/133
Feb
5
comment Preventing cross-loading on belay carabiners
@Felix Thanks for pointing that out. I use an ATC and a DMM Oval for belay, but it's always good to know how to use other systems correctly if needed!
Feb
4
comment Is it possible to check the safety of a used climbing rope?
I decided to vote this as a duplicate. There is to me no clear the difference between "some optical inspector for integrity" and "a check that says something like ..." Sorry. :-/