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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Nov 4th 2015
Hi Silas, I'm really sorry to have to be the one to break this to you, but you can't; Sylvester's bolt gun isn't real. The minute that someone makes the bolt gun a reality though, you can be sure that the EpicTV shop will be stocking them! Hope that helps and commiserations, Dave

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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Nov 4th 2015
Hi Stefanu, The quick answer is that it goes at around Scottish grade II/III. It has also been rated as a class 4 route using the YDS. However, although this grade seems very easy, climbing it at 8700m would make it feel unimaginably harder. Hope that helps, Dave

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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Oct 20th 2015
Hi Chas! We're not really sure what you mean, sorry. Gear Geek is a public forum where anyone can post questions and answer them, not just us here at epicTV. Could you possibly clarify what you mean so that we might be of more help? Thanks, Dave

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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Oct 15th 2015
Hi Camella, This will depend entirely on what routes you are planning to do. Try looking in the guide book at the technical grade of your route. If it is a mixed or water Ice grade you will almost certainly be climbing the route in your mountaineering boots. If it is a technical climbing grade however, then you should take rock shoes unless the grade is significantly below your climbing level. Because Alpine routes are usually quite long, you should take a more comfortable pair of rock boots that you can wear all day but be aware that this may effect your climbing level.... (more)

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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Oct 15th 2015
Hi Alistair, This is a great question. One of the easiest and most common ways to learn these techniques is from a competent friend. However, if you want proper instruction, then there are plenty of centres around the UK that will teach you, such as Plas Y Brenin in Wales or Glenmore Lodge in Scotland. For Alpine climbing, a great learning experience would be to hire a mountain guide for a few days climbing in the Alps.... (more)

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info's picture
Oct 9th 2015
Hi, Climbing shoes like sloution, python, testarosa, vapor-v are as new after resoling. But as allways if you resole it in time so no rand replacement is needed. You can see some pictures of resoled solotion on www.shoedoctor.eu regards, Miha

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Michael's picture
Sep 30th 2015
Edelried says: If you climb often, (i think like 2 or 3 times a week or more), you should retire your rope after a year or use it only for toprope climbing. My thoughts: It depends on the condition of the rope. Is it damaged? Can you see the core? So cut this part of, or retire. For me i use a short indoor rope and after a year and a half i don't wanna climb it anymore. The handling becomes really bad and i cut the ends 3 times so it is not long enough anymore. My second rope is for outdoor climbing. This one is used not so often.... (more)

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didiersteutelings's picture
Sep 28th 2015
Hi Jean, Maybe you want to check watertogo.ch, fantastic product. MUST have! Hope it helps, Didier

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