There's a Halloween-themed bouldering/costume competition coming up, and I need MeFi's costume ideas. [more inside]
I've been watching more of the FAIL/WIN & People Are Awesome videos on YouTube than I should. Many of them contain (by now familiar to everyone) scenes of teenagers hanging one-handed off the top of a gargantuan crane. Are there known deaths from attempts to do that, or something similar? I googled, but couldn't find anything.
More details inside, but at what point is it considered gauche to want to top rope the first time you climb a route. [more inside]
Asking for Gnik Nus. Flying across the country to go rock climbing, a sport which relies on lots of heavy (and need I say pricey) gear. Will also be taking a bus from the airport to the destination. So, in an attempt to avoid lugging all the equipment, thinking about using USPS flat rate shipping boxes to have the stuff go to the house that's been rented specifically for this trip. [more inside]
Based on what we currently know from satellite imagery, would summiting Olympus Mons be likely to require technical climbing skills, or would it just be a long, long walk up?
I'm looking for a pair of climbing pants with specific requirements available in the US. More details to follow. [more inside]
Please help me decide what I need for cold-weather gear for Kilimanjaro! [more inside]
As the sea level rises and falls, how does that impact air pressure on Mount Everest? [more inside]
I am interested to read some commentary / discussion / critiques / first-person accounts about social climbing in our current society (preferably U. S. based). About both sides of the coin - people who are either successful or unsuccessful at navigating a change from lower-class to upper-middle-class, or beyond. [more inside]
I live on the second floor of a building, and some of my family has difficultly climbing the stairs. If I'm not able to come up with a solution they won't be able to visit. There is no elevator. The railing is a simple metal one. There are about 25 stairs. Are there any creative ideas I'm missing?
If you were the average climber/mountaineer in the mid-to-late 19th century, how aware were you that your gear was basically crap in terms of providing protection from falls? [more inside]
With a month, a thousand bucks, Puerto Vallarta as a starting point, and a hot travel partner, what's our best backpacking travel option? Cross-Mexico drive? Hop down to Costa Rica/Panama? Something else? [more inside]
I need to figure out lodging in Barcelona for one Saturday night, and then two weeks later I am interested in rock climbing in the region and would like to know where to stay then. [more inside]
Can anyone help me identify the use of these climbing ropes are? Pictures inside. [more inside]
Recommended family adventures in Fontainebleau and Sancerre, France? [more inside]
What motivates you to start a new activity? [more inside]
A good friend of mine has recently become very interested with all things Everest. Several nights after having a couple of beers, he has asked our group of friends if they think it was possible for someone to have summited Everest before Sir Edmond Hillary, or attempted to summit before George Mallory. One half of the group is adamant that such a feat was impossible before 1921 due to a lack of proper equipment and a cultural reverence for the mountain. The other half believe that it was certainly possible because of the length of human occupation in the region, the adaptation of the Tibetan people to higher altitudes, and the innate ambition of man. Does anyone have scientific evidence for either side of the debate or an educated opinion?
Why aren't these stairs getting easier? Will they ever? [more inside]
I love to climb. What other activities might I like? (Caveat: that are doable within NYC). [more inside]
I'd like to dirtbag (AKA, camping in an area for extended periods of time) somewhere this summer, preferably somewhere with nearby access to rock climbing. Where do I go, and how do I do it? [more inside]
I've been rock climbing for about a year, so I feel this should be obvious by now...but it's not: How do I build calluses/decrease skin sensitivity on the segments of my fingers other than the tips? [more inside]
Regular gym users: What's your routine? When do you go, what do you do, when do you eat, what should I eat before/after, how much more water do I need to drink? More specific questions inside... [more inside]
I am relatively new to climbing. Help me increase the endurance of my forearms. [more inside]
Are there stair climbing marathons and how do I learn about signing up for them?
ShoeFilter: Climbing shoe suggestions for a guy with Morton's Toe. Any thing beyond the Evolv Demorto? [more inside]
I feel guilty about cheating on my physiotherapist. [more inside]
Trying to spend 3-4 days in the woods/hills of Southern California [more inside]
Herniated disc, doctor says it's ok to climb (can't make it worse). First week back, electric shock pain. Can I safely ignore this? [more inside]
Movies, documentaries, and TV shows about high-altitude mountain climbing (such as Everest)? [more inside]
Is there any mountain on earth that is considered unclimbable? [more inside]
We're planning our Italian honeymoon and would love your advice! [more inside]
Puerto Rico filter: Rock climbing, yoga, beach, hiking, other activities and general suggestions and tips needed! [more inside]
A friend and I want to climb a mountain, ideally inside Europe. Only question, which one? Advice for beginners much appreciated! [more inside]
... Climbing Mt. Ranier without a guide? [more inside]
Additions, suggestions, and general information for my Cross Country (USA) Trip. Help me make it awesome please! [more inside]
Where is the best climbing tree in San Diego county?
I planted some dry beans I bought in grocery store. They all sprouted. There were 5-6 varieties, big white ones, black ones, yellow etc. Is there any way for me to know are these going to be bush beans or pole beans? I would like to grow them on my balcony (to cover my wall) and I don't have much space. I would prefer pole or climbing beans, I don't have space for bush varieties. Would I be able to tell the difference when they grow into seedlings?
Help me eat like an athlete for a week. [more inside]
A multipart question about moving from the UK to Germany. [more inside]
Need help building a climbing wall in my apartment. [more inside]
I'm in the second week of recovery from SLAP/Bankart surgery on my shoulder and might be fretting too much about it, but I'm a surgery n00b and have no idea what recovery is supposed to be like. Then, too, I decided surgery is not much fun and would like to figure out how to avoid having any more of it. I would like advice on both. [more inside]
We want to 1) climb Kilimanjaro (Western Breach route) and 2) go on a safari afterwards. Looking for advice, personal stories, and information about planning for the trip and training for a high altitude hike. [more inside]
Having trouble making out a word in this narration: "An odious (?) collection of moves?" MP3 link (@ 0:10) [more inside]
I need treatment advice or doctor advice for my ingrown toenail. Difficulty: desperate rock climber. [more inside]
Claritin makes me clumsy. Any recommendations? [more inside]
Where can I find climbing/weightlifting chalk in Chicago? [more inside]
Any suggestions for a 3 day hike in Colorado? [more inside]
Help me piece together my vague recollection of a rock climbing story that I read years ago. [more inside]
What, exactly, is this rock-climbing finger pain, and how do I heal it? [more inside]
Where is this "tourists" mountain trail, and where can I see more pics and find out more about it?
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