I haven’t chimed in, but I am doing so now. I know nothing of modern climbing. We were climbing before everyone got into these “extreme sports” as they call them now. We had no real equipment, no shoes, nothing. The cliff was there and we tried to go up. One thing we always had was a knife. A knife is good for clearing critters from hand holds, rope problems, eating (no power bars or dehydrated food back then), and many things. I think a Spyderco knife designed for such activities is a cool idea.
When doing extreme sports it’s always a good idea to have a knife. Comes in handy when your parachute gets tangled in a tree when you can’t get down and have to cut your way free. It comes in handy like one time when I had to free a boys foot that was stuck in a crevice in the side of a cliff. I guess that shoe is still up there. But one thing that I would like to relate is that a knife should be carried in a safe manner. About 50 years ago I had climbed up a near vertical debris fall at the base of a cliff preparing to a sand and the ledge that I was standing on gave way beneath my weight And I went sliding down very quickly. I had a back lock in my pocket my rear pocket and on the way down it somehow managed to open slightly and cut a hole in the outside of my back pocket. So perhaps a lock of some sort to keep the knife closed and not be unintentionally opened would be a good idea.
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