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web programming student, former code monkey of a HUGE international legal company that got too big for its own good...


Mar
31
comment Why are there ropes on fingerboards?
The first time I saw fingerboards they were hanging like this second picture, not for "monkey bars" just for pull-ups, but yeah, they require different muscles to stabilize them.
Aug
22
comment What are the key differences between Mountaineering and Rock Climbing?
The nose, not mountaineering in my opinion, but that is only one route, what about the east/west buttresses, maybe the gully past the east buttress would not be rock climbing and maybe more mountaineering. (just trying to be more specific to get a better answer for readers)
Aug
22
comment Why go without socks with climbing shoes?
I upvoted this answer but wanted to add to this. I climbed in Yosemite for a while and found that no socks helped on edging, but I climbed more cracks than face. Wearing socks was good because it kept the boots from smelling bad. When climbing cracks I wore socks. When I moved away from Yosemite and started doing more face I almost stopped wearing socks (but threw chalk in to help the smell ;-)
Aug
2
comment When do I need a permit to go into nature?
I guess you are right, don't count on S&R, that is just one of the reasons why I was told to get a wilderness pass in Yosemite. Maybe to search for your remains...
Aug
1
comment When do I need a permit to go into nature?
yep, when I went to go change something I erased more than I wanted and missed it when I re-typed it. Thanks for the catch, edited.
Jul
27
comment Are there boots made for a longer 2nd toe?
I haven't thought about lacing around the heel. In the past, I have unlaced the bottom 2 holes in my climbing shoes to allow the toe knuckle to pop up through there and that helps. I will try this and see if there is a better fit around the rest of the foot.
Jul
18
comment How do I prevent rocks or sand from getting in my boots?
the ones pictured here look insulated. There are a plenty that are not.
Jul
18
comment How do I prevent rocks or sand from getting in my boots?
That was my suggestion, I have them for snowboarding, but I have used them for hiking too. The shorter versions are called spats: bit.ly/Of1IHV
Jul
18
comment How important is thermal underwear for skiing?
I up voted your answer previously because I agree with you, and that is why I commented on your answer. If the OP was looking for a good answer yours was it I think, if they wanted something to use for the rest of the year when they are not skiing and they could also take skiing then I offer my option, but not ans an answer since I think yours is better.
Jul
17
comment Is digging a “cold hole” really effective when sheltering in a snowed area?
We dug a snow cave in scouts when I was 13. It was Rexburg, Idaho, middle of the winter, so we are looking down around -25f (-30c) outside with the windchill way frekn lower. We used the step up but I thought it was for the water drainage. Anyway, it was warm enough to sweat in the cave. Never did a cave without one to compare, but physics cause me to think it is a good idea.
Jul
16
comment Can I eat rotten meat and carcass providing enough cooking?
It deals with cooking, but I am going to venture that people looking at a cooking site are going to just toss the meat where someone in "The Great Outdoors" will find this information a LOT more useful in a lot more situations.
Jul
16
comment Calculating time until sunset
I live in a valley and I look at the shadow on the east mountains. When it is at the base it takes about 20-30 minutes for the mountains to be covered. At that point, I have about 15 minutes of "good" twilight that I can still ride at the skatepark with out it being dangerous.
Jul
16
comment Calculating time until sunset
Winter vs summer and closer/farther from the equator has an impact on the accuracy of this technique (in the summer here it almost seems to hover above the horizon and skim to the right for a while before dipping lower). @berry120 - start with this technique and test it a few times in early then mid summer and then in the fall and winter to see the differences at your latitude. (fall and spring will be similar)
Jul
16
comment How important is thermal underwear for skiing?
For extreme temperatures you are absolutely right, in fact, this was going to be my answer. In this case the OP only needs to get down to the upper 20s and not going to be too far from a lodge and their main focus is saving money on something they will only use sporadically.
Jul
16
comment How important is thermal underwear for skiing?
I have only ever used sweat pants. With a nice set of powder pants and regular pants, sweats underneath kept me warm down past -10© when I lived in Vail. This is good enough to keep the "layers" idea at play and also save money on "ski only" equipment.