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answered Site with statistics of mountaineering accidents
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Jan
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accepted How much does a full/empty jetboil canister weigh?
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asked How much does a full/empty jetboil canister weigh?
Jan
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comment V-threads (Abalakov): How many holes are too many?
That sounds like a great question in its own right :). Basically, there's a difference between equalization (all forces spread equally) and no-extension (if a piece fails, things don't move very much).
Jan
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revised V-threads (Abalakov): How many holes are too many?
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Jan
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comment V-threads (Abalakov): How many holes are too many?
@aaaaargZombies - I agree with an edit but disagree with your wording: if the backup is equalized then it's no longer a backup (it's now part of your rappel anchor). The video's exact words are "relatively taught to minimize shock loading" (5:14), and I'll add this to my answer. However, that is very different than equalized.
Jan
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comment V-threads (Abalakov): How many holes are too many?
Not falling on ice is a good mindset. For a discussion of why ice climbing is not rock climbing (and why you should really never fall), see this link: willgadd.com/ice-climbing-is-not-rock-climbing. Will Gadd states that in 30 years of ice climbing he's never taken a lead fall.
Jan
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answered V-threads (Abalakov): How many holes are too many?
Jan
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comment Climbing Insurance
Well put, the first insurance (and safety line) is yourself!
Jan
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reviewed Approve long-trail tag wiki excerpt
Dec
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comment Chaining locking carabiners
It seems the question about lockers is getting lost in the question about the rappel extension... Perhaps you can edit so there's a single clear question (I could see chaining lockers being used elsewhere). Personally I think it's a bad idea to carry that many locking biners. If the sling doesn't work for you, carry an equivalent length of 7mm cord and tie it into a Purcell Prussik.
Dec
30
revised What are the rules to grade sport climbing single pitch routes?
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answered What are the rules to grade sport climbing single pitch routes?
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revised What is the best mountaineering quote that you have ever read?
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answered What is the best mountaineering quote that you have ever read?
Oct
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comment How to overcome fear of falling in lead climbing
+1, progression is key. Don't be afraid to start by taking many "almost-lead" falls where the rope is clipped above you.
Oct
16
comment How to make DIY ice axe protectors?
That's exactly what I do (tennis ball + garden hose). Welcome to Outdoors.SX!