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I'm a physics student at the University of California.


Jun
16
asked Using a Girth Hitch in Alpine Draws
May
6
comment Preventing cross-loading on belay carabiners
While cross loading a biner is usually bad news bears, the type of forces and the typical magnitudes that are exerted on the belay biner make it not that big of a deal. Just make sure its stays locked, and make sure its a munter biner and not a standard one, and you should be fine. This is especially true for top-rope belaying (assuming you are top roping in the gym).
May
6
awarded  Supporter
May
6
comment What do I do to prevent and treat frostbite?
+1 for stomach warming, an old school mountaineering technique that breeds camaraderie and can save a finger or toe.
May
4
comment How should I put out a campfire while away from civilization?
Sand works well
May
3
comment What does it mean to cross load a carabiner?
Even more dangerous than cross loading is nose hooking, a nose hooked biner can fail under body weight forces blackdiamondequipment.com/en-us/journal/climb//…