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Aug
17
asked What climbs at Tahquitz were the original definitions of YDS class 5 grades?
Aug
17
answered What climbs at Tahquitz were the original definitions of YDS class 5 grades?
Aug
16
comment Fitness for hiking to Everest base camp
@Vishwa: There's no way for somebody to tell you over the internet whether a certain workout routine will allow you to complete a certain hike. If you're not sure whether you can handle a hike as described by Patrick N's answer, the only way for you to become more sure would be to attempt similar activities and see how it goes.
Aug
15
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
14
comment Hiking: How to start?
Surprisingly, none of the answers so far have mentioned two of the most awesomestest pieces of gear on the market today: youtube.com/watch?v=ZAtzN_ScKXY
Aug
14
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
14
comment When I do and when I don't need shoes with ankle supports?
@ShemSeger: Agreed, nothing will make low-cut running shoes practical for scree glissading.
Aug
14
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
13
comment When I do and when I don't need shoes with ankle supports?
@ShemSeger: That's what these are for: dirtygirlgaiters.com
Aug
13
comment How do I get cam slings replaced?
It's also common for the wires to get frayed, and there are cheap repair kits you can send away for. You need to be careful to get the right one, though; Camalot C4s have gone through a long series of redesigns over the years.
Aug
13
comment Belaying two seconds?
What rating system is Grade III in?
Aug
13
revised When I do and when I don't need shoes with ankle supports?
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Aug
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Aug
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answered When I do and when I don't need shoes with ankle supports?
Aug
13
comment What to look for in an Umbrella for Backpacking?
A lot of through-hikers on the PCT and AT like umbrellas.
Aug
13
comment When I do and when I don't need shoes with ankle supports?
@aucuparia: IMO a more valid reason to wear boots on talus and scree is simply that in that type of landscape there is often the danger of rockfall, and you want your feet protected.
Aug
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
12
comment Genuine leather or synthetic leather boots
If the issue is wet feet, then I don't think the issue is real leather versus synthetic, it's more like leather versus goretex (or some other waterproof, breathable material such as e-vent).