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Mar
24
revised Lowering a climber from above using a belay device in autolocking mode
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Mar
24
revised Lowering a climber from above using a belay device in autolocking mode
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Mar
24
comment Lowering a climber from above using a belay device in autolocking mode
Thanks, that's all very helpful. In my case the reason for belaying from above was that the climb was too long for top-roping with a single rope. I see what you mean about the Munter. I guess the question would be what mode of failure the Munter is supposed to be guarding against. I'll edit the question in order to try to clarify this.
Mar
24
asked Lowering a climber from above using a belay device in autolocking mode
Mar
24
comment Using a synthetic sleeping bag on/under it's limit
You could just wear a lot of clothes to bed, including thick wool long underwear and a wool cap.
Mar
19
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
18
comment Camping with a tarp, what are risks about animals?
I've never camped in any place where there was any issue with small animals or snakes wanting to crawl into my sleeping bag or anything like that. Small-animal nuisances are usually about them wanting your food, and a tent doesn't help with that. Reptiles are normally not very active at night, and most are shy.
Mar
16
comment How do I find known and documented trails for trail running in New England?
Openstreetmap often shows trails that you can't find out about anywhere else online.
Mar
15
accepted Avoiding leaks from stove and fuel bottles?
Mar
15
comment Do polarized sunglasses protect against snow blindess?
The question is asking about snow blindness, which is a specific, severe medical problem. It's not just a matter of having your eyes take time to adjust to lower light levels.
Mar
15
asked Avoiding leaks from stove and fuel bottles?
Mar
12
answered How to decide which tarp size to take?
Mar
11
revised How to top belay 2 climbers at the same time on multi-pitch climb?
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Mar
11
comment How to top belay 2 climbers at the same time on multi-pitch climb?
I think I understand you now. I'm going to edit the first paragraph. If you don't like my edit, feel free to roll it back.
Mar
10
comment How to top belay 2 climbers at the same time on multi-pitch climb?
As Raz Peel's answer explains, it is certainly possible to set up a belay with a standard ATC to be auto-blocking. However, one of the design features of the ATC guide is that it makes it easier to get the auto-blocking. My understanding is that the name of the ATC guide refers specifically to the fact that guides may frequently find themselves in a situation where they need to belay two clients at once. The autoblocking feature of the ATC guide makes it easy to lock off one climber and get that hand free (but I guess you'd want to make sure they stopped climbing, to avoid slack).
Mar
10
comment How to top belay 2 climbers at the same time on multi-pitch climb?
I don't quite follow the first paragraph. It seems to be responding to something that wasn't actually the question that was asked. I don't see anywhere in the question that the OP refers to using the wire loop. I think the first paragraph should just be deleted.
Mar
10
awarded  Pundit
Mar
6
comment Hiking half dome - What are the most efficient logistics for getting a campsite in little Yosemite?
Just do something else. That area is extremely heavily impacted because too many people all want to do the same hike.
Feb
25
comment How do you flavour your water on camping trips?
From the scientific information I've seen this appears to be settled science that has been known for almost a century. I don't think it's controversial among physiologists. Of course it goes against a popular belief, so people may be surprised by the facts.
Feb
25
revised Does drinking tea cause problems at altitude?
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