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  • actually PhD Student
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Jun
16
reviewed Close Chacos: Toe strap or no toe strap?
Jun
12
comment What is SPF in sunscreen cream?
Somehow related: outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/1864/…
Jun
12
answered What is SPF in sunscreen cream?
Jun
6
revised Maxpedition Condor 2 unresolved questions
fixed grammar
Jun
5
reviewed No Action Needed Activities at the campsite
Jun
5
reviewed Reviewed Do I need to hang a bear cache?
Jun
3
revised Activities at the campsite
improved language and spelling
May
30
comment How high to climb before clipping on a sport climb?
But here's a nice example of how it looks like from a climber's perspective when falling with the rope in hand: rockandice.com/video-gallery/…
May
30
comment How high to climb before clipping on a sport climb?
I did some searching but couldn't find any definitive answer to your question. The only thing I found was some statistics that stated some incidents with the climber gripping the rope during fall but they did not distinguish between this happening while clipping or while already in air. Also it could be difficult to tell in many cases unless someone was thoroughly watching the climber in exact that moment where they where clipping and starting to fall.
May
30
comment How high to climb before clipping on a sport climb?
There's another point to consider: if you fall while clipping, you will for sure cling to the rope as you are already holding it. If you were about to clip in a position that required to reach high above you, you hold the rope at a position far enough from your harness that it can either wrap around your hand while falling or that you will partially catch your fall with your hand. In both cases, serious injury may be the consequence.
May
30
comment How high to climb before clipping on a sport climb?
From a technical and mathematical point of view I think you are right. Although I think that in normal (non-multi-pitch) sports climbing fall factor isn't a critical factor and one does not need to care too much about it in this setting.
May
27
comment Add more external space to my ACT Trail 32
I'm not sure if this vertical grey loop was designed to be significantly loaded. Maybe it's better to hang things into the compression strap, using the loop just as a stopper to prevent movement.
May
26
reviewed Close Maxpedition Condor 2 unresolved questions
May
26
reviewed Leave Open What is the point of hiking boots, versus any comfortable walking shoes?
May
22
revised Advantages of wool/felt jackets
fixed typo
May
22
reviewed Close Why is a “Czech bed roll” called this? History, uses?
May
22
reviewed Close Assault II vs Hunter Pro
May
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why can't a Figure-of-8 descender be used for SRT?
May
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the point of hiking boots, versus any comfortable walking shoes?
May
19
reviewed No Action Needed Where in Europe is wilderness meeting the U.S. wilderness definition?