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Aug 30, 2012, 2:08 PM

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Re: [majid_sabet] Preventing a rope burn injury
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majid_sabet wrote:
markc wrote:
majid_sabet wrote:
markc wrote:
Majid made the (hopefully tongue-in-cheek) comment to just "wear pants and problem solved." That's like suggesting that wearing a helmet is the solution to inverted falls. Awareness of your position relative to the rope mitigates much of this risk. Go with that rather than minimizing negative consequences from bad habits.

what are the disadvantageous of wearing pants while climbing ?

I didn't expressly state there are disadvantages to wearing pants. I don't think there are disadvantages to seat belts 99.9% of the time, but I'd still advocate for accident prevention.

But since you asked, here are some potential disadvantages for pants: Pants could be too hot. If you wear pants that are nipped in at the cuff, you look goofy grabbing dinner after climbing. If you wear more normal pants and don't cuff them up, you might obscure your vision. Related to this topic, you can still get bruises and abrasions through the fabric.

I see more climbers with cuts and bruises wearing shorts then wearing pants
I get more scrapes and scabs when I crack climb without a tape-glove, but f-ed if I am going to spend 10-15min and 3m+ of tape to create a glove for a one-off single pitch of crack climbing to save me a bit of skin...Crazy
(plus, I find those scabs good reminders of how piss-poor my crack climbing technique has gotten...)

(This post was edited by sbaclimber on Aug 30, 2012, 2:10 PM)

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