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


Jan
26
comment For what it's worth: climbing-tape
I've always just used tape marketed towards climbers (Metolius) and reused the gloves, applying more tape as needed. Gloves last me almost a while season in this fashion, so I don't worry about price too much. Other athletic tapes don't always work as well, for some reason, but there may be exceptions. FWIW, I don't think this SE is a great place to discuss prices , but opinions may vary. $4 isn't totally unreasonable, IMHO
Jan
24
comment Walking trailers
That seems like it would be incredibly awkward to manage, and could pull you backwards / sideways if you tried to navigate basic roots or stone steps on a trail. If option #1 isn't sufficient to let you meet your backpacking goals, could you do more training hikes and cardio to build up to your trip? Or try more comfortable backpacks?
Jan
24
comment How do I mount a hangboard in an apartment?
Painful in a good way? :)
Jan
22
comment What's the best protection for my knees while bouldering?
sure, that makes sense. I just wanted to make sure that my answer (wear something that covers your knees) applied. :)
Jan
22
comment What's the best protection for my knees while bouldering?
question - you're just getting scrapes on your knees, right? You aren't feeling orthopedic knee pain from twisting your knee the wrong way, or landing badly, right?
Jan
22
answered What's the best protection for my knees while bouldering?
Jan
16
answered Safest months to hike in Colorado
Jan
16
comment Safest months to hike in Colorado
Just a quick comment - the summer storms in the mountains in Colorado are usually pretty predictable - they hit in early afternoon on most days, and don't last more than an hour or so. It's not too too hard to be back in the valley or below the tree line before they hit. That can't be said of, say, avalanches, rhime ice, frostbite, white outs, or the other hazards that go along with the winter. :)
Jan
13
comment Methods for taping hands, wrists, and fingers for climbing?
Gotcha. I just wanted to make sure that if you had a particular problem, that it got addressed. FWIW, I don't know of a taping pattern that would address wrist pain in climbing, although one may exist.
Jan
11
comment Methods for taping hands, wrists, and fingers for climbing?
Are you starting to experience a specific problem in your climbing? More pain in your fingers or finger pulleys? Wrist problems? Are you getting into crack climbing and hand jamming, where you would need a tape glove to protect the skin on the backs of your hands?
Jan
11
comment How to avoid pendulum descent when belaying?
Can you keep your feet against the wall and walk / hop down as you're being lowered? Also, was the rope twisted and kinked up on your (the climber's) end? The only time I really experience a lot of swinging and twisting is when I'm being lowered over something dramatically overhanging and I can't touch the wall, or if the rope is twisted a little and needs to be un-kinked some.
Jan
8
revised What can I do to help relieve joint pain in fingers after climbing?
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Jan
2
comment What are the key factors when choosing a sleeping bag for backpacking?
can you rent one before you make any purchases? Some stores (REI) offer them for rent sometimes.
Dec
31
revised How do I mount a hangboard in an apartment?
The question was about the specifics of mounting a hangboard in a rented apartment (and how that affects a least), not a general question about how to physically do it.
Dec
31
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Dec
31
answered How do I mount a hangboard in an apartment?
Dec
19
revised What can I do to help relieve joint pain in fingers after climbing?
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Dec
19
answered What can I do to help relieve joint pain in fingers after climbing?
Dec
19
comment How to carry dslr camera when rock-climbing
I just carry a point-and-shoot in my pants pocket when I'm doing a multipitch route, and leave the DSLR for sport climbing. But you can tell that from the quality of pictures I take on trad climbs. :( So I'd be interested in hearing an answer too
Dec
18
comment Is a varied diet necessary while backpacking?
+1 - fiber is something I usually regret if I skip.