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accepted Do mountains really make their own weather, and if so why?
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asked Do mountains really make their own weather, and if so why?
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awarded  Custodian
Feb
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reviewed No Action Needed FiveFingers Spyridon for Climbing?
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reviewed Leave Open What is the longest time you can go, eating only freeze-dried food?
Feb
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comment Roping together on an icy path?
I agree with you, trekking poles won't work for self arrest (BD does make a whippet trekking pole but that's just weird). However, one or two trekking poles can help you keep your balance and prevent a fall from happening. I think it all depends on the terrain you are traveling on, different tools for different places.
Feb
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answered Roping together on an icy path?
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awarded  Necromancer
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comment Preventing cross-loading on belay carabiners
The BD gridlock instructions clearly show the proper way to attach a Gri-Gri is to 'reverse' the carabiner (larger loop on the belay loop): 3rd row, 2nd column demandware.edgesuite.net/aakn_prd/on/demandware.static/…
Feb
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comment Hauling a pack during climbing
@andy, Welcome to outdoors.sx! I think that is a perfectly fine way to go for short sections (I've done this many times before), but I probably wouldn't want to do that for a full pitch, especially with a heavy pack.
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accepted Testing waterproofness of outdoor apparel
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comment Planning a Trip with strangers
I see. My only recommendation would be to try finding a partner online that lives in the same city, so that you can train together and make sure you're both skilled enough (don't forget the other person is probably just as wary of you!).
Jan
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answered Planning a Trip with strangers
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comment Testing waterproofness of outdoor apparel
I was thinking somewhere in the middle. For example, one might have an old pair of boots that should be waterproof, but didn't perform during a hike. It could be the Waterproof/Breathable liner has a hole, or it could have been sweat from exertion. I'd like to isolate the effort component and focus on the garment.
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asked Testing waterproofness of outdoor apparel
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comment Sandpapering Finger Tips
I would re-order your list; sanding down calluses and other protrusions is (to me) much more important.
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
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comment Hauling a pack during climbing
Thanks for the answer. I was thinking more specifically of hauling a "light" pack under 20 lbs, not necessarily a full bigwall climbing kit.
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asked Hauling a pack during climbing
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comment What shoes to wear while climbing monolithic granite rocks?
The sole of an approach shoe is usually made of a much "stickier" rubber (similar to what is on a rock climbing shoe), which is why it provides more friction than a regular hiking boot.