TazKristi wrote: ↑Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:12 pm
Hilary’s Climbing Story
...Without the use of her knife, we would have been left with no choice but to make a dangerous attempt at rescuing our rope for the second time in the dark, losing both ropes, or being left at a hanging belay 180 ft off the ground through the night until someone hopefully found us the following day
.... Now I just realize that if I’m already in trouble, I sure as hell want the tools necessary to get me out of it.
Woodpuppy wrote: ↑Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:38 pm“Rock Jumper” makes me think of Specialized bicycles. The Rock Hopper was a really decent cromoly mtb bike. The Stump Jumper was flat out awesome. Don’t think those old model names are in current use.
P.s. always trust your government. But what exactly do you trust them to do? I’ll leave it at that.
The Introvert is the answer to that. Hook a carabiner through the finger hole flipper thingy, so it can't open.Doc Dan wrote: ↑Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:39 amI 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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