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Feb
13
comment Ideal and Minimal Rope Diameter for Lead Climbing
Thanks for all the info. I read it a while ago when you first write it and it was useful and timely reading it again since I'm in the market for another one. It's a good reference for everyone looking into buying a rope.
Oct
27
comment How do climbers retrieve anchored rope?
Some people use a cord as well to help retrieve the rope. I've not used it, but the petzl catalog has some good info about it, but you would need more than that to do it. I would say this is a more advanced technique and the safest thing is to do it with a single rope until you're comfortable.
Sep
11
comment Ideal and Minimal Rope Diameter for Lead Climbing
Thanks. I want a 70 or 80 meters one, so 9.8mm will make it a bit heavy (I'm replacing an old 60m/9.8mm). You just made me realize than anything smaller than 9.8 won't be good for my Grigri. So I might have to upgrade to a grigri2 or stay with a thicker rope.
Sep
11
comment Ideal and Minimal Rope Diameter for Lead Climbing
I'm looking at the Serenity now, although lighter the UIAA falls are only 5 (I'm still not sure how important that is if I don't take 1.77 factor falls).
Sep
11
comment Climbing rope is rated to X UIAA falls. What is a UIAA fall?
The link isn't working. Try Google's Cached version There was also another missing link that explains fall factors
Sep
11
comment How to inspect climbing bolts?
Yes, even marine quality steel that won't corrode in other environments can't be trusted. It's scary to even think about it, but the guys in Thailand are doing a great job to address this issue. Same at the Cayman islands.
Sep
11
comment Ideal and Minimal Rope Diameter for Lead Climbing
Sport climbing where lots of falls are a common thing. I also do some Trad, but my main concern was with Sport climbing.
Sep
10
comment How do I inspect a climbing rope?
What would you consider a major or minor lead fall? I often have about 4-5 meter dynamic falls and have had a few longer ones. Is that considered a major fall and should I retire the rope or is it enough just to cut the ends?
Sep
10
comment Will glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate prevent or repair damage to climbers’ fingers?
Sounds like a valid concern for climbers, so I'm happy to have it here.
Sep
9
comment What everyday tasks can be adapted in a way that helps build muscles and technique for bouldering?
I do the same with the bags.