Author archive for Orvel Miskiw

  • CAUTION about Using Hardware Cord in Climbing

    The other day an intermediate climber friend of mine mentioned something to me about having some cord that he got…

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  • How to Secure a Flat Joining Knot With Only the Rope

    Say you like the idea of flat rappel knots, as they seem likely to slide easily over the terrain when…

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  • Dropped Gear: Is It Safe?

    I just noticed a comment on this subject in the Main Club news, and a reference to “Rock and Ice”…

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  • Flat Knots for Joining Rappel Ropes

    For many years, ‘flat’ joining knots have been gaining popularity for joining pairs of ropes to be used for rappelling,…

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  • Ropes Custodian Wanted: J.A. Going Traveling

    The Calgary Section is looking for a new Ropes Custodian. The position requires: 1. Making ropes available for trip leaders…

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  • Takakkaw Wall 50 Years On

    This is my story of a great day out that I had in early July — a 50th anniversary climb…

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