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revised What is a safe distance for large, non-predatory wildlife?
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answered What is a safe distance for large, non-predatory wildlife?
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Nov
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comment How can I get a coconut from a tree?
A word of caution here: Palm trees can have nasty splinters.
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Nov
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comment How to fold rope for storage?
A rope stored like this will have twists in it. If that is not desired, use the butterfly coil instead.
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comment What is a “sling belay?”
Could you maybe add a picture of a topo that uses the term? I haven't encountered it personally.
Oct
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reviewed Leave Open Tactical Folder vs traditional knife patterns for EDC
Oct
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comment How do you grade a bouldering problem?
@imsodin: that one is more related, I agree, but in my opinion still wouldn't quite be a duplicate, just a more specific case. But I guess that is a moot point now, since he edited it ;-)
Oct
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comment How do you grade a bouldering problem?
@imsodin: route setting (putting up a climb with artificial holds in a gym environment) is different from "creating" a climb outdoors. The rating is also very different.
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comment What's the difference between Sport Climbing and Traditional Climbing
@Phab: What you are talking about is a classic trad climb. There is a category of climbs, often referred to as "bolted climbs" which are not sport climbs and have large runout sections between bolts. Dike Route in Tuolumne is a good example: summitpost.org/dike-route-5-9/716885. As to your suggestion to add the difference to freeclimbing: both sport and trad climbing are forms of free climbing, which means you don't rely on gear for forward progress. Are you perhaps referring to "free soloing" (climbing without a rope)?
Sep
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comment What's the difference between Sport Climbing and Traditional Climbing
@fgysin: Those routes are friction climbs, which means progress is made by making delicate foot-placements on a slab of granite which is less than vertical. If you fall on a slab climb, the forces involved are a little different, which has coined the pretty descriptive term a "cheese grater" fall. To try to avoid this, people will try to "run" down the slab when they fall, but as you can imagine, for these climbs the old mantra "the leader must not fall" is still very much alive. It's all about your level of comfort for a specific kind of climb.
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reviewed Reviewed FiveFingers or hiking boots?
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reviewed Reviewed What is the ultimate car camping bed solution — for two people?