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The Crag Survival Handbook by Matt Samet describes the "Freeze-Thaw" technique, and attributes it to pro climbers Tommy Caldwell and Beth Rodden. Ironically, the Freeze-Thaw technique is similar to what you describe in your question: your hands and feet got too cold the first time around, but after rewarming them you were fine! In the Freeze-Thaw technique, ...


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The problem could be caused by an allergy to drying additives in climbing chalk; that's what caused my problem. I had been using a prefilled chalk ball in my outdoor climbing chalk bag, and when I switched to pure chalk (pure magnesium carbonate) the problem went away. It was hard to discover that my chalk was the culprit, because I don't have this problem ...


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An attempt begins when you leave the ground or unweight the rope and ends when you fall, reweight the rope, or clip the anchors. Thus, if you fall in middle and after descending a bit you make it to the top, you have taken two attempts. If you complete the route in one go on your next try, you will have sent the route using 3 attempts. That being said, a ...


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I use the Manfrotto Offroad 30L pack. This does have a very good adjustable & comfortable fit and works well when you have a loaded harness. It is not too bulky and I rarely need all the space even with overnight bivy and all inside. The camera gear stays at the bottom in it's own are, (only room for camear plus 2 lenses so Canon 80D 12-28 f4 & 70-...


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I had the same question earlier this year and found similar resources as already mentioned by others. The table on the UIAA site seems quite complete, however I personally found two issues with the table: It is limited to climbing only while most people who climb are interested in a broader range of safety relevant products (climbing, summer/winter ...


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