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Nov
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comment Efficient technique for handling trad gear?
I want to see the video of someone climbing 5.14 trad.
Nov
20
comment Efficient technique for handling trad gear?
What you're talking about sounds right, except that you didn't mention extending the pro with a sling, which is pretty much always required. I don't think a gear sling is any more or less efficient than a harness while you're placing the gear. I find gear slings awkward, but they do make changeovers quicker if you're alternating leads with someone on a multipitch climb. Basically placing trad gear is time-consuming, and you want to do it from a comfortable stance if at all possible.
Nov
20
answered What percentage of bacteria in water dies if it is boiled? How clean is it after boiling?
Nov
19
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
19
answered Is the keeper wire loop on a tubular belay device necessary?
Nov
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Nov
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awarded  Nice Question
Nov
17
accepted Repairing down stuff?
Nov
17
asked Repairing down stuff?
Nov
10
answered Should I get trekking poles for snowshoeing, or stick with ski poles?
Nov
7
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Nov
7
comment Is this anchor set up right?
This is a keyhole view of both the anchor and the situation. We don't know what's outside the frame of the picture. We don't know what happened before or after this in time. We can't tell what the three lockers are being used for. We can't tell whether this anchor is being used for hanging packs off of or for a belay. We don't know if the person who built this had all this gear available, or if they were almost out of gear, and then the rest of the team then showed up and handed the leader a bunch of lockers, etc.
Nov
6
revised Is this anchor set up right?
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Nov
4
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Nov
2
revised What are other possible make-shift alternatives for chalk powder?
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Nov
2
accepted What is a “sling belay?”
Nov
2
comment What is a “sling belay?”
I would just call that a sling. The question is about a symbol on climbing topos.
Nov
2
revised Criterions in multi-pitch climbing to be considered a free ascent
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Oct
31
asked What is a “sling belay?”