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


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comment How to use legs more effectively to avoid grip stress on overhangs
If your weak in the lowest part of a squat (I.e., initiating pushibg up out of a high step,) you may want to focus more on pushing with your glutes - your butt is what will push you out of that position. Lots of non-athletes have problems activating those muscles.
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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