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7 points · 10 days ago

8 years? Blast from the past, man. Glad to see the subreddit we built is doing well. 👋

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Hey I miss you.

2 points · 1 day ago

I understand that the usual practice when rappelling off of a tree is to put webbing around the base of the tree and then to attach the rope to that webbing instead of the tree, to avoid wear on the tree, abrasions on the rope, sap, etc. But then that webbing and any other bits used for attaching to the webbing get left behind, right?

Why not just wrap some padding around the rope itself, where rope would contact the tree? I feel like even a small towel wrapped a few times around the rope and tied tight with any old string would solve the problems associated with direct rope-tree contact, and then the towel would come down with the rope at the end of the rappel so you wouldn't lose equipment, leave a trace, etc.

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0 points · 1 day ago

Look into the Texas rope trick, its a method if rappelling without leaving gear.

0 points · 1 day ago · edited 1 day ago

The equivocation hitch would be superior for this application. Neither are appropriate suggestions in the Friday New Climber thread.

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Youre totally right, a good Daisy chain of death is actually probably the right answer here.

And there's nothing wrong with teaching new climbers obscure technical skills. Skills are skills, they translate well.

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I just got on Ecstasy for the first time! It was super cool. Might not hop on again for a while, so many routes to explore, but it was super rad.

2 points · 1 day ago

But it's such a good way to avoid a huge chunk of the stairmaster.

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All of it, even.

I avoid stairmaster at all costs, I'll go up candy corner to skyline traverse then hop over the ridge just to avoid it.

Earth Treks does if they have one near you. They're primarily mid Atlantic, but I know they are expanding and have a couple facilities in Colorado so they might have one in the pac northwest too since that seems like the next logical jump.

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Actually, planet granite is all over the west coast and is the same company as earthtreks.

Neither Earth Treks or Planet Granite have a gym in Washington.

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0 points · 1 day ago

Yup, but they're closer.

1 point · 2 days ago · edited 2 days ago

No, I don't feel as strongly as you do. I feel strongly that your reaction as an admin was a true embarrassment to the entire Reddit community and you have no business being in such a position.

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Ah, incidentally, I'm not an admin.

1 point · 2 days ago · edited 2 days ago

Yet another embarrassingly immature response from a *moderator. Wow that really sucks, just saw you're also a mod of r/camping, way to ruin a good thing. Owners of any subreddits that you moderate should immediately remove you--I'll make sure to make them all aware of your highly immature response(s).

Your complete failure to not even be aware of your conduct says everything. You were completely oblivious that your response was inappropriate until 2 people had to spell it out for you, like a helpless undeveloped child. Going to go out on a limb that you're the moderator of so many sub reddits because you can't actually hold a job in real life due to the fact that you're wildly socially inept?

How embarrassing for you, /u/adeadhead.

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-1 points · 1 day ago

And yet, look at you spouting inane shit and not getting banned, looks to still make me one of the more responsible moderators on the site.

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Public figures and specific Reddit users are distinct.

So if Trump had an Reddit account what would happend?

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He does have a Reddit account. If someone was attacking him as a redditor because of his posting and told him to go die they'd be banned.

As it stands, we still ban people that post or comment about wanting him to die/willing violence against anyone, but vulgarity alone doesn't cross that line.

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This website is only for Moderators not for people, only Moderators have knowledge about this website, i have reddit gold and they call me spammer, Moderators can banned from subreddit without any posting, when we ask reason then Moderators can mute like this "You have been temporarily muted from r/aww. You will not be able to message the moderators of r/aww for 72 hours." so enjoy all Moderators this website.

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Oh, okay.

Hah, that was great.

Hi all, I work as a climbing instructor at a fitness club with a drop-in wall. We have unisize Petzle harnesses and I often get parents asking me if their very young child is allowed to climb. Is there an official age limit to use sit harnesses? Or do you just have to check if it fits well? Thanks

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I work at a large climbing gym. The small full body harnesses don't have a weight minimum, so our limit is the ability to follow commands (to let go to be lowered)

Question about my HMS carabiner. I have the Mammut HMS Crag carabiner, but when belaying with my DMM Pivot (ATC style device) it always turns the carabiner upside down. I can adjust it back to the correct orientation but it will somehow find itself upside down. I'm not sure how dangerous this is (cross loading?) if the turning happens during a fall.

To add some visuals, it goes from this:

To this:

I can't figure out why. I showed it to some of my climbing partners and they were also surprised. I'm just not sure what's going on.

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Crossloading is bad, having your carabiners with the larger basket down isn't an issue if you're belaying with a single strand, as it sounds like you're doing in your gym. Don't worry about it.

Even crossloaded, if 7kN of force is put on your belay biner, it'll be your pelvis that breaks first.

If I'm multipitching I bring anchor building things and build an equalized anchor, if I'm top roping I'm building off natual features and if I'm doing single pitch sport, I'll just leave two draws on the bolts.

A quad is just never the most convenient for me.

Wait, are they actually out yet? I thought they were just announced. We certainly don't have em (I work at a climbing retailer) nor does the nearby rei.

it hurt one of the mods feelings more specifically /u/SnowPhoenix9999

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Moderator of r/pics, speaking officially4 points · 3 days ago

I would have removed it too, it breaks the rules.

Just goes to prove the mods will still pick which ones to delete based on their political opinions.

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How so?

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Original Poster3 points · 3 days ago

Wait, do you not know how a quad works? It's one of the most commonly used anchors, if not the most commonly used for two bolt setups.

Yeah i do, it just looked like it was not clipped correctly.

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Original Poster1 point · 3 days ago

All good :)

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Those Sportiva rental classics haha

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Those are scarpa helix (the clue that gave it away is that earthtreks has evolv rental shoes)

Oh shit, it's sheep rock. I got to spend a summer looking up at hellens dome every day, only got to run up Fractured Fairytales two or three times, super fun though.

Original Poster-2 points · 7 days ago

I have a freediving rope and it is important that the rope is accurate. I mark the rope every 5 meters. Ideally I'd like the margin of error to be less than a meter. I don't have a rope measurer. Anyone have an idea on how to measure it? Or where I could use a rope measurer?

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Figure out your wingspan and flake it out, you'll end up to accurate within a few inches.

Moderator of r/pics, speaking officiallyScore hidden · 7 days ago · Stickied comment

Wow, I've never seen so many unexpectedly racist reports on a post. Keep em coming and I'll post results.

-8 points · 8 days ago

Please don't randomly "allow" clear copyright infringement to stand. OP knowingly and willfully copy and republished an image without permission of the copyright owner, and you not only tolerate it but you actively endorse that illegal behavior?

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Moderator of r/pics, speaking officially3 points · 8 days ago

Your request is illegal, your attempt to make a legal request is a mockery of the law. This is not only explicitly fair use, it's not being hosted here, but if you're the copyright holder, the DMCA guidelines are clear and explicit, refer there, dont verbally shitpost about it.

You're like a councillor that doesn't live in the council they represent!

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Nah, I come to visit.

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I can’t wait to pick up some new gear as people more towards the shiny.

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Original Poster5 points · 8 days ago

Yeah, it's going to be a good year for building a rack on the cheap.

As someone who has been trad climbing for 10+ years I just carry my grigri... 'biner blocks are really easy.

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Original Poster1 point · 8 days ago

Honestly, there's nothing nicer to bring someone up on than a munter.

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Hah, no.

3 points · 9 days ago

Earth Treks feels like a better gym for training in general-- there's a much larger variety of terrain/holds and a huge training area, with lots of adjustable system boards, hang boards, and a massive campus board wall. I feel like as a whole, earth treks feels more professional and clean, with almost anything you could want from a gym and a great retail area.

Sportrock has a great lead area and auto belay speed walls if that's anything you're into. The walls are 60(?) feet tall, which is super unique to climb on. There's a moon board there as well...

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Doesn't ET have 60 foot walls too?

2 points · 9 days ago

Pretty sure crystal city has 45ish foot high lead walls.

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Oh, huh. I know timonium has a 60 foot one, but I don't visit Crystal City much (ever)

We're not sure why they fell, but they died because the rope was weighted across a sharp edge or flake and the rope cut.

"Some yanking...locked a little bit..."

I'll let other folks who have disposable income determine whether they took care of the difficulties belaying a second and rappelling...

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I'll let you know buddy :)

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