RustyIron wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:00 pm
sal wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:53 am
When people ask me to talk about climbing, it's probably like asking you about knife steel.....
Rob, fellow climber, I like your post a lot and it really shows what climbing is about!
But, let me be honest: Reading your words I get even less WHY you and your partners should not carry knives while climbing! I mean, I assume you are NOT for strict knife laws, since you trust normal people not to do crazy bad things when carrying a knife.
Now with your CLIMBING PARTNER, to whome you literally trust your life to anyway, this should be different??!! You DON`T trust him or her with a knife?? And for THAT reason both of you don´t bring one, despite there are a lot emergency situations where a knife could help to save his/ her or your life?
Perhaps you´d like to read two of my posts in this thread (see links below), these are just SOME of the situations where a knife can be important and it would be irresponsible towards your partner not to have one!
Or let´s say you´re climbing with (two of course) half ropes, your partner falls, is held securely by one of the the ropes but dangerously tangled up in the second one (might be even strangled), and you have to cut him loose?
/ Since we´re sharing old pics here from the natural habitat of the Rock Jumper
Here are two very old pics showing me climbing (1.) late 90ies (climber above) / 2.) early 2000 es)
(both shot with a conventional camera)
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40