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answered What are the rules to grade sport climbing single pitch routes?
Dec
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reviewed Close What is a good substitute for water purification tablets
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Nov
6
revised What is the best mountaineering quote that you have ever read?
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Nov
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answered What is the best mountaineering quote that you have ever read?
Oct
25
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!
Oct
16
reviewed No Action Needed Painful leather hiking boots - persevere or give up?
Sep
25
comment What to look for in an ice axe for use in classic alpine terrain?
One benefit of foregoing a leash is that it's much easier to switch hands (for example, when zig-zagging up a slope). I agree it's wise to use a leash when starting out.
Sep
22
comment Major fall, same for static and dynamic?
Welcome to Outdoors.SX!
Sep
18
comment What are common climbing techniques for strongly overhanging walls and roofs?
+1 for the teddy bear on the harness, -1 for bouldering with a harness on :).
Sep
16
reviewed Reviewed Legal permits required for trekking in Canada
Sep
16
reviewed No Action Needed How To Quickly Warm A Tent
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reviewed No Action Needed How To Quickly Warm A Tent
Aug
25
accepted What information to leave with your emergency contact?
Aug
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awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
21
comment Lowering off from anchors vs. rappelling after a climb?
For cleaning the route, I would agree (but some wouldn't!). I do use "in direct" often if I'm working a sport route and want to hang on a bolt to rest (clipped in direct to give my belayer a rest).
Aug
20
reviewed Leave Open Gear for Car-camping with 2 small children
Aug
20
reviewed Reviewed How to get weather forecasts at Yellowstone?
Aug
20
reviewed Reviewed Dealing With Sap On A Tent