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by kdelap
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Free climbing instruction
Replies: 0
Views: 361

Free climbing instruction

I need a couple climbers that would want to learn about trad climbing for Wednesday the 9th. This will be for aspiring Amga instructors to practice guiding. As a certified guide I will be overseeing all safety so nothing to worry about there. Please contact me. Only 2 spots available. [email protected]...
by kdelap
Mon May 08, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Free beginner climbing instruction
Replies: 0
Views: 487

Free beginner climbing instruction

I need two newer climbers that want to learn about Climbing this coming Sunday. If you have climbed a couple times that would be perfect.

This is for mock clients for an AMGA single pitch instructor exam. It will go from 9am to 3pm.
Please email me at [email protected] for more info.
by kdelap
Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: aspiring climbing instructors
Replies: 0
Views: 680

aspiring climbing instructors

Here are the dates for AMGA course work I will be teaching this fall for anyone who is interested:

http://www.karstendelap.com/amga-single ... -schedule/
by kdelap
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ice Climbing in NH
Replies: 0
Views: 559

Ice Climbing in NH

For those of you looking for a winter trip on the ice Fox Mountain Guides is offering a discount through mid September on their NH ice trip. Everything is included once you get there; meals, lodging, equipment, guides and instruction. http://www.foxmountainguides.com/ice-climbing for more photos and...
by kdelap
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Daisy of death...
Replies: 2
Views: 2287

Daisy of death...

by kdelap
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: 0 for 2 with Climbing Guides
Replies: 10
Views: 3890

Re: 0 for 2 with Climbing Guides

The lack for need of certification in the US has really lowered the standard of what people hire as a "guide". The Third Pillar of Dana is manageable for an AMGA Certified Rock Guide and very manageable for an Alpine certified guide. Realize these should be minimum qualifications for the guide you a...
by kdelap
Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:23 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Top-Managed Belay Methods
Replies: 28
Views: 6325

Re: Top-Managed Belay Methods

It is impossible to completely equalize. You should typically know the direction of force and therefore negates any reason to have a multi-directional anchor. The ATC is what we used in the 80s. We now have smart phones, fried snickers bars and plaquette belay devices.

Just saying... ;)
by kdelap
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Assessment
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Assessment

I will be doing one then as well. I believe the dates will be Oct 5-7 (Course) and 8-9th for the assessment.
by kdelap
Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Top-Managed Belay Methods
Replies: 28
Views: 6325

Re: Top-Managed Belay Methods

We use it a lot when lowering 2 people or a super skinny rope. The regular munter provides more friction than any other non-break-assisted belay device making it a great choice for holding power.
by kdelap
Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Top-Managed Belay Methods
Replies: 28
Views: 6325

Re: Top-Managed Belay Methods

You can't use the super munter to belay because there is to much friction and it doesn't flip. You are correct that because of the extra turn it eliminates twists. The super munter is mainly use for lowering heavy loads.
by kdelap
Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Top-Managed Belay Methods
Replies: 28
Views: 6325

Re: Top-Managed Belay Methods

If you manage the munter properly you can minimize if not totally eliminate twists.
by kdelap
Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Top-Managed Belay Methods
Replies: 28
Views: 6325

Re: Top-Managed Belay Methods

I think tools is the key word here. No one would ask what do you like better; hammer, wrench, or sqrewdriver? We use belay tools differently for different situations. Sure some tools can do more than on think and we tend to carry these more, but in general "it always depends"!
by kdelap
Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Climbing pack suggestions needed
Replies: 15
Views: 2240

Re: Climbing pack suggestions needed

The Deuter "women's" packs have a smaller torso. That is the main difference. So I would check them out. The Deuter guide 40sl is the women's pack.
by kdelap
Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Training/Nutrition/Injuries
Topic: Lower Back Pain
Replies: 19
Views: 4911

Re: Lower Back Pain

Oh yea, and I use it...

I have had a bulging disk between L4 and L5.
by kdelap
Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Training/Nutrition/Injuries
Topic: Lower Back Pain
Replies: 19
Views: 4911

Re: Lower Back Pain

Before you do any of that...

Check out this book: http://www.amazon.com/Foundation-Redefi ... 1609611004

If you get it in iBooks in is interactive.

I know of many pro athletes as well as mountain guides who are doing this and have prevented surgeries