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Jun
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comment Identifying named peaks from the summit of a north-american peak
question - if there was a product like Google Image Search that could identify peaks, is it something you could rely on when you're in the backcountry, without a reliable wireless data connection, or the ability to recharge a device?
Jun
2
comment What to teach someone who wants to start lead climbing?
+1 - esp the note about obstinate "outdoor only" climbers. Indoor climbing may feel like a phony substitute to some, but its a great place to sharpen basic skills, especially belay and lead belay skills. Its shameful whenever you meet an "experienced" trad climber who doesn't understand how to give a soft catch for a lead fall.
May
30
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May
27
comment What's the mountain on North Face's ad?
@MiguelMadero - I'm voting to close. As it stands now, its about an advertisement that is specifically in San Franscisco. If you can upload the picture, or provide a link, I'd vote to reopen.
May
27
comment What's the mountain on North Face's ad?
Can you link to the ad? North Face has many ads. :)
May
25
comment what to do with the lap coiled rope if the belayer wishes to lead consecutive pitches
It might me. I've never used one on a multipitch route, only on sport climbs. I'd think that flipping the rope over efficiently may be an issue with a rope bucket. I did used a "rope hook" once: metoliusclimbing.com/rope_hook.html You could take the coils out and flip them around to "restack".
May
22
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May
20
comment swapping lead when climbing in a group of three using a pair of half ropes
Are you describing having the two followers both tie into the same rope? I have seen people do that, but its pretty sketchy, and much safer just to borrow a 2nd rope from someone, and bring the two followers separately. Each person gets their own rope.
May
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May
17
answered what to do with the lap coiled rope if the belayer wishes to lead consecutive pitches
May
17
comment swapping lead when climbing in a group of three using a pair of half ropes
I don't have an answer, other than to just not to do multipitch routes with 3 people. Every time I've done it I regretted it.
May
17
comment swapping lead when climbing in a group of three using a pair of half ropes
+1. And your question is about how to do this efficiently, right? How to avoid a massive rope tangle, and 15+ minutes at the belay, trying to transition?
May
15
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15
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May
15
comment How tight should the line be kept for toproping?
Thanks for clarifying the length of the routes... The same day you posted this, someone asked a different question about toproping 200' routes outdoors. I (at least) was thinking in those terms when I saw your question. :)
May
15
comment How tight should the line be kept for toproping?
And I think there was an old meta about this, in the context of avalanche safety...
May
15
comment How tight should the line be kept for toproping?
I can, but it'll be a few hours. (About to go to a meeting)