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by BostonHammock
Thu May 26, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Gear
Replies: 20
Views: 6851

Re: Gear

Sorry, by over rated I really was reffering to the gumby attitude of "it's the only safe way to belay". Of course it's a useful tool for expirienced climbers. By carry two devices I meant you need to pack them in, then play the switch up game with what's on your harness, etc. I've seen people accide...
by BostonHammock
Fri May 20, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Gear
Replies: 20
Views: 6851

Re: Gear

Not on the list: Two 60 cm Slings or a PAS for cleaning the anchor, with 2 biners (lockers are safer, but many opt for non-lockers because of the redundancy. My personal opinion is two sling: use non-lockers. PAS: use at least 1 locker and clip one of the draws from your anchor to the pas as a secon...
by BostonHammock
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: Preparing for my first outdoor climb
Replies: 12
Views: 4056

Re: Preparing for my first outdoor climb

Here's my advice: 1) Go with someone who is experienced, can lead for you, and teach you what you need to know (even if you think you already know it). Hire a guide if you don't have an experienced partner!. I wouldn't be leading my first time out on real rock. It's a very different experience than ...
by BostonHammock
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Lost in the woods
Topic: Is this Shiner? Wildcat Wall
Replies: 1
Views: 1909

Is this Shiner? Wildcat Wall

Hiking Swift Camp Creek and peeked in on what I later found was Wildcat Wall. Snapped a few pics of what might be an interesting climb. Looking on the guide book I think it's Shiner. Basically it's really close to the far end of the wall, where Swift Camp Creek comes up and over the ridge, bending a...