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I live in LA and enjoy day hikes, backpacking, rock climbing, and mountaineering.


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revised What is the strength of an ATC belay device when used in a multi-pitch climb setup?
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Nov
20
answered What is the strength of an ATC belay device when used in a multi-pitch climb setup?
Nov
19
comment Walking up the slopes. To walk brisk or to walk slow?
Hence, which is better? What is your definition of better? Finishing faster? Getting less tired? Producing more of an improvement in your physical conditioning? Less chance of injury? Less chance of slipping? Getting more of a chance to observe nature?
Nov
17
answered Minimal northwest mountain camping with emerg. bivvy and tarp?
Nov
17
comment Energy bars for outdoors activities: what are the important criteria?
Why bars in particular? I don't see any big advantage to them other than convenience. They're expensive, they don't taste like real food, and as gerrit pointed out, they don't do anything for you nutritionally that real food couldn't.
Nov
14
revised Placing protection efficiently when leading trad?
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14
asked Placing protection efficiently when leading trad?
Nov
13
comment What are the proper precautions/protocols for storing food while car camping in an area with bears?
Everything about food also applies to other scented items such as toothpaste, sunscreen, and air fresheners.
Nov
12
answered How to use a Rap Ring
Nov
9
comment Keeping the things interesting in a small climbing gym
If you're bored with bouldering, you could try other styles of indoor and outdoor climbing.
Nov
8
comment Keeping the things interesting in a small climbing gym
You mean toproping with an autobelay? Or bouldering? If you can find a climbing partner, you could try lead climbing.
Nov
7
comment Keeping the things interesting in a small climbing gym
Are you top-roping? Leading?
Nov
1
comment Anchor without cordelette?
What is a shelve?
Nov
1
comment Are nutrition bars/energy bars good for high altitude treks?
A lot of people, including me, experience a loss of appetite at high altitude. To deal with this, I find that I need to bring a variety of food, and also food that I find enticing. I wouldn't bring a type of bar that didn't seem appetizing to me at home, and I wouldn't bring more than one of the same type of bar.