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Just another software engineer. Longtime outdoor sports enthauist. Avid rock climber.


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comment How to go about replacing sport climbing bolts?
I just voted to close - chopping bolts on established routes is dangerous and (depending on where you do it) likely illegal. Even if the question was about replacing existing bolts, I think we'd be getting pretty far outside of what we could safely provide instruction for. If you want to help with bolts, get involved with local access groups. Self appointed rogue bolt choppers are a plague on climbing areas.
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reviewed Close How to go about replacing sport climbing bolts?
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answered Most Eco-Friendly way to Identify a Climbing Route
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answered Do you footprint the inside of your tent, outside, or both?
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comment How does cam strength change with the retraction angle?
wildcountry.co.uk/files/public/2010-11_Catalogues/… Wild Country wrote a pretty good explanation of cam angles and friction in this PDF, on page 8. The diagrams go a long way to helping one understand what a camming angle is, and how it relates to the forces at work.
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comment Knot for Joining the ropes of different thicknesses
What thickness of ropes are you trying to join? Is this for rappelling? A "sheet bend" will join 2 ropes, but I've never seen it recommended for rappelling. If you're trying to join a pair of climbing ropes (i.e., a single rope and a halfrope, or a single rope and a twin rope) there's probably a more specific recommendation
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comment Please Explain Rock Climbing Grades
There's a length explanation on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grade_%28climbing%29 A lot of this stuff is going to vary from country to country. And (since grades are subjective) each area and guidebook may have their own interpretations.
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comment What's the difference between Sport Climbing and Traditional Climbing
+1 - good for distinguishing between sport climbs and old-school bolted trad routes.