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Belaying and anchoring on multipitch ice walls

People are climbing multi pitches on ice as well. Most ice falls are not uniform in steepness, so it is often possible to find some ledge-like flatter parts for belaying. In ice climbing it is also ...
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Retrieve ice-screw after descending

There is a video, unfortunately in German, but the steps are pretty well visible. However, be warned that this technique is not without risk: You are only using the front part of the ice screw which ...
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Retrieve ice-screw after descending

It's pretty simple. Place the screw, finishing with the hanger upwards (as the rope will just be hooked over it). Back it up with any reasonable anchor, with a small amount of slack so you can tell ...
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What crampon front-point setup options are specific for various types of ice climbing?

There are many different crampon geometries. While the exact choice comes down to personal preference, let's discuss the canonical choices and intended uses. I will limit my discussion to automatic/...
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Technical clothing brands for extra long arms?

Jöttnar is maybe an option? They have extra long arms.
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