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asked Is rope-soloing inherently dangerous, and if so, why?
Aug
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comment Learning Anchors - How is single cordelette loop anchor redundant?
the cordelette 10kN failure strength is one of the lowest breaking forces in the system I think 6 mm perlon has a single-strand breaking strength of about 7.7 kN (that's the figure I found for a particular brand). Quick googling suggests that this particular type of cord loses very little strength when knotted. If you build a triply redundant anchor, perfectly equalized, with small angles at the master point, then the amount of load needed to break a strand could theoretically be as big as 6 times that number, because there are 6 strands sharing the load equally.
Aug
20
comment Recommended ascents for the improving mountaineer
The negative tone of a lot of the comments surprises me. The OP admits he's inexperienced, so of course the questions he asks are going to demonstrate his lack of experience. He's asking for help, not blame and shame.
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answered Recommended ascents for the improving mountaineer
Aug
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comment Can rock climbers easily transition to canyoning?
One thing about canyons, is that they all have one thing in common: water. Well, not really. The canyons I've done where I live, in LA, are basically dry all the time.
Aug
18
comment Can rock climbers easily transition to canyoning?
Nice answer, +1, but -- You don't typically use a harness. Everyone I've gone canyoneering with here in the US has used a manufactured seat harness. However, I've never done any wet canyoneering.
Aug
18
comment Can rock climbers easily transition to canyoning?
@ShemSeger: Thanks for pointing that out. I don't have any experience with wet rappels. I've edited the answer to reflect your comment.
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comment Can rock climbers easily transition to canyoning?
@ChrisMendez: That was just a joke :-)
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answered Can rock climbers easily transition to canyoning?
Aug
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comment What climbs at Tahquitz were the original definitions of YDS class 5 grades?
@bchilders: I think the FA of Mechanic's route in 1937, with a hemp rope, is particularly impressive. Interestingly, there seems to be very little inflation at the top end of the scale, mainly at the bottom. But many indoor climbing grades do seem to have a ton of inflation at the top.
Aug
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comment Encountering a bear in water?
If it had been me, I think the danger might have been that I would be psychologically immobilized by the animal's extreme cuteness.
Aug
17
comment Please Explain Rock Climbing Grades
Related: outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/9176/…
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