Clove Hitch on a carabiner from left and rightMonday, January 17th, 2011 with 1 Comment »

I’m writing an article about belay stations on multi pitch climbs (will be released soon, once I’ll get the images taken). While writing it I realized that my autonomous ability, if there ever was some, to create a clove hitch was gone. Especially what comes my left hand, the clove hitch was simply lost. While […]

Ice climbing tower project, season 2010 – 2011Thursday, January 13th, 2011 with Comments Off on Ice climbing tower project, season 2010 – 2011

Picture above: One of the tower featurs by Mika Narinen. It seems that this year our ice climbing tower project is finally in a good shape. I took my first few lines a few days ago. The accumulation of ice has been good. It seems that we might even, atleast in principle, get the tower […]

Balanced V-thread (aka Abalakov)Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 with 1 Comment »

There was recently a discussion at about how to do a balanced V-thread (you can see the discussion here).  As one of the speculated methods was a long prusik cord combined with a sliding x -type of setup I decided to test it out. The test results can be summarized as a success. I found it […]