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crampons snagging on pants

I have a general crampon question: I've heard that one main issue with learning to use crampons is their snagging and slicing your pants. Is this usually the front points or the secondary points at the front and sides?
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knot testing

Does anyone have a break test bed? I want to get some rappel knots tested in 9mm rope.
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Hiker Killed After Falling 500 ft From Mt Russell, CA

Fatalty on 14,088 ft Mt Russell's Summit in Sequoia NP in the Sierras of California - 500 ft Fall - RIP ... -fatality/
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Special Gift Climb Trip

Hello everyone, for a special occasion I would like to go on a climbing trip outside of Europe. We are Italian and we have no problems as a time of the year and we will have ten days at our disposal. We like to climb limestone cliffs on overhanging walls. Degree of difficulty 7a - 7c. Which country do you recommend? An unmissable place.

They told me that climbing in Thailand can be annoying because ...
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Slab/Low Angle Multipitch Shoe Recommendation for Wide Feet?

Can anyone here with a wide asymmetric foot recommend a good shoe for lower angle climbs? (Being in Southern California, I mainly climb on granite with lots of little crystals and tiny edges, and a decent amount of friction smearing). I recently got Scarpa Instinct Laces for steeper stuff but am looking for a better shoe for lower angle stuff and longer climbs.

I recently tried Anasazi VCS and sadly the toe box is just ...
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Help Needed To Find Hiker ...Angeles National Forest

Help Needed To Find Hiker Apparently Lost Deep In Angeles National Forest


"ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST (CBSLA) — Authorities are asking hikers who frequent the Mount Waterman area for help finding a man who said he got lost while hiking along Angeles Crest Highway.
The unidentified man texted a friend Monday at about 6 p.m., saying he was lost and his cell phone was dying, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department."
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New Washington sport climbing guidebook now available

I made some of the requested changes regarding areas under development, had fun talking about it on the Becoming Human podcast, shipped copies to all the backers and now the book (drum roll) is available to all while stocks last, so if you fancy checking an utter ton of moderate friendly info on sport crags here, near here, and worth taking a trip to over there, well snag your copy via…

letsrockwa dot wordpress dot ...
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Your Favorite Summer Hiking Socks 2021?

Hi there hikers:

Not only did rate " Darn Tough Light Hiker Micro Crew Light Cushion" the "it" sock for the year; I've seen this parroted like everywhere. I found them to have kind of a "felt-like" feel to the fabric, they did not breathe well, and were without enough stretch to feel like they really fit.

---->What is your favorite currently available summer hiking sock, with good breathing? Why? What have your issues ...
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Clark Jacobs RIP

For the many in Southern California who knew Clark Jacobs and/or benefited from his many years of Joshua Tree and Tahquitz Rock guiding, I'm so sorry to have to report this.
Clark died two days ago from complications of 15 year battle with blood cancer and (very recent) Covid.
Clark was one of the nicest, friendliest, happy and competent teachers of the climbing art, one could ever find. The hundreds and maybe thousands of newcomers ...
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Partner for Mont Blanc - Summer 2021

Hi All,

I'm Planning a trip to Mont Blanc in the summer (covid permitting..) and was wondering if anyone is interested in Climbing it with me?
I have unfortunately been letdown by my two usual partners but I'm still willing to go (the mountain keeps calling me... )

I'm planning to base myself in Chamonix but travel next door to Italy and climb the Gran Paradiso first to acclimatize and then Mont blanc.

well if ...
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