Your right, you caught me. Girth hitching slings though your tie in points is in fact a great idea. I recommend you start doing it immediately.
your talking like USNAVY is JOHN LONG
our combat commando does not the difference between home-depot nails and climbing pitons arguing with everyone here including some of the stonemasters.
do whatever you feel is right and do not worry about our boy. he is just too fresh to give climbing advice.
This is true. To confound the problem, he's neither consistently wrong or consistently right.
Pretty much makes it impossible to tell whether he's right or wrong for a beginner. Add to that with the authority he makes his frequently incorrect claims and you've got trouble.
Hell, if I were just starting up, I'd probably think he was on the same level of advice from the real deal. He is not. He's a perfect example of why you don't believe everything you read on the internet.