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Do any of you guys like to rock climb?

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Please join the Climbing Club.

Alone. So alone.

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How do you climb trees really fast?

I want to know how to climb trees really fast, but without making much noise.

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Is this the place to publish my new project ? GECKO Climbing robot !

Hi Have a look at my new project https://www.instructables.com/id/Gecko-Magnetic-wall-climbing-robot/

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How do I prepare my body in Tampa for mountain climb 15748 ft. high?

Living in Tampa FL, how do I prepare my body for a high altitude mountain climb in another country? Just to the safe house (15748 ft.) before true climbers travel to the peak (19,347 ft), no higher. Specifically Cotopaxi. I have 8 months left and I've done it before but it was REALLY hard. Any tips?

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I need an inexpensive set of climbing gear that will last and is decent, can you tell me what and how much I need?

I am looking for a full set of gear: harness, carabiners, etc... If you could please post links and prices that would really help!

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How to climb a 1,768 foot tower

Those tall transmission towers need maintenance which means that someone has to get up there to do the work. This video shows just how that's done. Full-screen view is highly recommended.

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Bag made out of climbing rope

Hey guys,  I've decided to start a challenging weaving project. I have about 6 60 meter retried climbing ropes. I had originally planned to make some rugs out of them, but changed my plans. Right now I am trying to learn some weaving and plan to use the rope to make some sort of backpack for climbing gear. I have a 20 meter rope that I have taken the core out of and the sheething alone works great. Any good guides out there on weaving a bag, or what types of weaves would be good for this, maybe guides from para cord

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Kid climbs walls with vacuum cleaners

A boy in the UK uses a couple of vacuum cleaners to climb walls like Spiderman. It's an amazing thing for a 13 year-old to do and... wait a second. This is just a copy of something that was demonstrated on TV in the UK well before this. So let's start over. A boy in the UK shows that you can get some media attention for doing a recreation of something that's already been established as amazing, even in the same country. Pretty shameless. Spiderlad via Inhabitat

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39% and climbing - renewable resources in Portugal.

In the UK, less than 5% of our electricity comes from "green", renewable resources.In Portugal, they generate 39% of their power with renewables, and that is set to climb.These red "snakes" - the Pelamis wave-power system - are built in the UK (but guess which government hasn't invested in them?), and Portugal is also investing heavily in wind, solar and hydro-electricity.Link to photo storyIf one of the poorest countries in Europe can manage this, why can't the rest of us?

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Is electroadhesion possible to achieve as a diy project?

I want to build a robot that can climb walls. It needs to move quietly because I want to use it for surveillance. I need to figure out how I will get it to stick to a smooth wall. I don't wanna use suctions cups cause I think they would be too noisy. Would eletroadhesion(see link below) be possible for me to do as a diy project? If you have any other ideas for how I can get my robot to stick to a wall, that would be awesome. http://deviceguru.com/robot-climbs-walls-electrostatically/

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Can paracord hold a 103 lbs boy

 im 103 lbs. and i want to know if some really thin paracord can support my weight!!                       -M

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Trying to make a table-mounted hot knife for rope cutting

I'm wanting to build a mountable hot knife for cutting climbing rope, similar to the ones at http://www.wirecare.com/hot-knives.asp and  http://www.rocknrescue.com/acatalog/Table-Hot-Knife.html, using a method similar to flywoodkb's https://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-wire-foam-cutter/. How should I go about keeping the "prongs" coming out of the box from electrocuting me/causing a short? I'm hoping to use a jigsaw blade for the blade part.Also, I have a handful of transformers from disassembling some electronics. Is there a way to tell what voltage and amperage they are?  Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Are you brave enough to climb a transmitter tower?

How many of you are willing to climb to a transmitter tower? Are you brave enough? Watch the video and share your thoughts.

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English Spiderman climbs walls with vacuum cleaner

Jem Stansfield is a great guy. He cobbles together a Spiderman suit with some vacuum cleaners and climbs the outsides of buildings with it. That's just awesome. From the article: "I hope activities like this teach children that if you understand the world around you, you can make it work for you," he said. "Normal boring day-to-day objects can do exciting things for you." This dude is my new hero. And it gets better. His future plans involve driving a car powered by coffee beans. He's like an alternate universe version of Tim Anderson. The first video covers the making of the gloves and the second is a climb up the outside of a building. Link via gizmodo

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How can I make insulating ear flaps for my climbing helmet? Answered

there are plenty of snowboard helmets out there with removable ear flaps, I need something similar for my climbing helmet for winter adventures.  

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Is there any way to make a simple, moveable shock absorber for climbing?

                    I'm trying to put a multi-purpose platform about 90 feet up a very large tree.  The first 25 feet or so from the ground is completely devoid of branches, so I threw a rope around some branches higher and then prusiked up it.  However, the throwing-the-rope-up-and-prusiking method will be ineffective higher up, as the dense braches would stop a rope thrown from getting anywhere.  So I was thinking that I'd do a via ferrata type system, where I had multiple slings attached to my harness and would attach them progressively to branches as I climbed, so that I could clip in, climb a few feet, clip in again, unclip the previous sling, and repeat this.  However, a short fall onto normal webbing or rope would cause serious injury.  I looked at buying a via ferrata kit, but the only ones I can find are one-time tear versions.  I really don't want to have to pay ~ 100 USD every time I fall, so I was wondering if anyone knew how to make a simple, reusable energy absorber, preferably from webbing, carabiners, etc. (i.e. the kind of stuff the average climber has lying around).  Thanks!

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Any tips for a beginning tree climber? Answered

So lately I have been interested in tree climbing. But I don't have any gear or anything fancy, and I don't plan to. But are their any tips or guides for solo/ unassisted tree climbing?

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Do These Plants Need Stakes? Answered

Firstly, when I say "stakes" I mean a giant setup made out of 2 stakes and chickwire, extremely good for climbing (in brilliant Australian sub-tropical, metal in full sunlight still can't burn plants). Tomatoes Kidney beans Black-eyed peas Soy beans Adzuki beans Watermelon Mung beans Sweet corn Pumpkin Cucumber Zucchini

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how to build a four legged robo for climbing a ladder??

I want to build a 4 legged manually controlled robot for a college competition which can climb a ladder which is placed at an angle of 90 degrees from the ground.and the robot must be of size 400mm X 400mm X 350mm .... please help me......

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(newsletter) Laser Lighter, Cardboard Furniture, Climbing Gorilla...

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Updated Instructable

I've added a step to my Climbing Zoidberg instructable - a climbing heart, just in time for Valentines!

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USMC Vertical Marathon - 24th April 2010 - UPDATED - we did it

This may be of interest to some of you that climb and walk or love being outdoors. I'm a member of the University of Surrey Mountaineering Club. On April 24th we are planning to have our second ever Vertical Marathon, a charity event during which between 30-50 of us we will attempt to climb just over 26 miles.... UP! The event will be held at the newly opened Surrey Sports Park climbing wall where we will each have to climb about 80 of the 10m routes. We are raising money for the Mountain Rescue Council (MRC). In 2007 we raised £3995. This year we're aiming to hit £5000. The MRC was chosen because of the Club’s regular trips to mountainous areas and the USMC's recognition of the vital role fulfilled by the Mountain Rescue teams. It is hoped that the Vertical Marathon 2010 and similar challenges will encourage newcomers to the sport, raise awareness for the Mountain Rescue Council involved and put a smile on people’s faces. The MRC do a LOT of great work with very little funds, and not just for climbers. If you'd like to sponsor us, our just giving page is here. If you'd like to read a little more about how the money would be spent first, here is the MRC's page on how donations are spent. Thanks. Wish me/us luck!

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climbing frame and swing for my kids would be cool im a single parent female so keep it simple pleez :)?

I want my kids to be able to climb and swing (after all they are little monkeys ) so a cheap way to make a climbing frame with swing underneath would be so cool.. ive got an old bed frame tubular one which im sure couldb recycled somehow any ideas?

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How do you hook something,like a climbing rope wall, to a ceiling without damaging it?

Im moving. I've been hooked on Trading Spaces Kids Edition for a long time. The result? A really crazy idea to hook a rope climbing wall to my ceiling, that could double as a room divider. If they can do it on that show, I can do it. Is it safe?  How do I do it so that I don't damage the ceiling. Thanks for your help.

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making a grappling hook ?

I know there are already instructables on grappling hooks but none are quite what i want . criteria are :strong,cheap, a good weight heavy enough to get distance on a throw but not so much that it feels like carrying round a rock , adaptable from tasks like getting up a tree to using as an anchor from a boat(which i plan to make at some point) to dragging logs around etc. i have an idea of welding together some heavy duty nails or screws.   or possibly putting some screws into wood but im worried that the former would be quite difficult for me to make with m lack of experience and the latter to be to weak .so please could anyone reading this put there ideas forward ,  thanks wood wizard

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how do i make a bracelet out of climbing rope?

Ecologic has some nice ones that look flat, with nylon covering the ends. Anybody made anything like that, or know of other designs?

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Boulders rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Boulders rule... i made a group... maybe you like climbing on them... boulders rule...

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Toddler Climbable Thingie

Hi! I'm looking for something my little boy could climb up and over. I'm not sure what to call it so I don't know what to search for, lol.  He's 15 months old and trying to climb up on chairs and tables and everything. I just want to make/buy him something safe to play with. Thanks!

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Suggest a nice mechanical/robotics project.I am interesting in things like pipe climbing robot and stirling engines.

I need to do a project as a part of my curriculum .I am currently interested in things like pipe climbing robots and a fan which runs using laptop heat.( uses stirling engine ) .By the way the time line for proj is 1 year, and it needs to use low cost materials.

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DIY Helium Flying Saucer floated away with 6 YO Boy

OCT 15th 2009 Noon PST A CO boy climbed into a Helium filled Flying Saucer shaped balloon his Dad made. The 6 YO climbed in and released the balloon. It left Fort Collins CO and is flying East across CO.  9NEWS.com is covering live.

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I need a way for my dog to climb up to my loft bed from the floor-can't find a long enough dog ramp

How can I turn my Loft Bed wooden ladder into a climbing ramp for my small 19 pound dog to climb up into the loft bed? I have a nice wooden ladder to the loft bed, but the wooden rungs are about 10" apart -too far for my small dog to climb up that 45 degree angle Any ideas? OR ideas for a long enough dog ramp/stairs  (I do not see any long enough for sale anywhere that would reach a loft bed ---and not be too steep.)  The longest ones I have seen available seem to reach from the ground to the tailgate or the back of a truck or the like.  I thought of adding a layer of carpeting to the loft bed ladder, with possibly some kind of strips for my small, agile 19 pound  Mini Eskimo mix dog. She is usually cautiously timid of unstable situations or  obstacles in her way, although she jumps easily from the floor to regular height bed.  Also, I guess i will need to be able to lift up or off whatever dog climbing material I put on it, so that I can  convert it back to something I can climb up into the loft bed too! Unless I build something (maybe from sturdy shipping boxes covered in carpet (I have plenty of carpeting that I could cover a series of large rectangular somehow strung together and that would be flexible (kind of like a roll-out fire-escape ladder is flexible) the rectangular boxes when sealed are quite strong and light weight, and  that would be light weight enough to flip up or down, but I need help on the engineering part of designing and constructing something from boxes or long pieces of carpeting or or from the human  wooden loft ladder to make it more dog-friendly.  Any ideas, or am I just an unrealistic dreamer?

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Make waterproof roof for playhouse that can be climbed on - eco friendly/reused materials preferrable.?

Making a "green" playhouse.  Want to have the roof be able to be climbed on, but water proof since I live in a very rainy part of Washington State.   Any suggestions?  Regular roofing is very $$, not sure if people recycle their old roofing or if that is even a good option.  Would love some tips!! Thank you!! - College student in very last finals week ever.

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using Router on Plywood !

Tearout is an issue when running a router on plywood, but I tried something new. Instead of a conventional cut, I did a climb cut, and tearout was pretty minimal.

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Goals: What are they?

Everyone has them! What are they? Type your goals that you hope to achieve. They can be short-term or long-term. And if you already reached it, how do you feel and how was the climb.

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Things to do with ice? Answered

I live in a place where the temperature climbs over 95 degrees a day.  So I was wondering if anybody has any ideas of stuff that I can make with ice.  Thanks!

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will plasicine stick to fibreglass resin?

Im having a hard time getting some normal grey clay to make rock climing hold moulds and was thinking if i could use plasticine instead?

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wackos around the world

I always wanted to see a wacko do stupid ass crap like be spider man and climb a 50 story building or something like that post videos and all info u dudes ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Rubber band aeroplane is not flying correctly

Created Rubberband aeroplane ,and glides fine without propeller.But when the propeller is turned ON ,it just lost the balance and its not climbing into height.The propeller is home made.what would be the reason?.please help me.

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Wheelchair Stair Climber

Hi.  After a really bad car accident, my best friend is paralyzed from the waist down.  He's confined to a wheelchair.  He's also a big guy, 6'4 250lbs, and his house has a flight of stairs.  He uses a service to take him to appointments, and they send two guys to carry him down, and then up, but it's extremely expensive.  I googled wheelchair stair climbers, and there are a couple, but they are also really expensive and huge!  He uses a pretty standard invacare wheelchair.  I was wondering why there isn't an inexpensive or DIY alternative, basically a stair climbing robot with a powerful motor and battery.  Can anyone help me build one?  Or if someone builds one, I would be willing to pay for parts and labor.  Thanks!

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How to repair rubber/leather sneakers?

Hello all, I want to repair my Scarpa "approach" shoes. They're called "approach shoes" as they are intended to be used for light rock climbing and/or hiking to get to the wall that one plans to climb, but, I don't use them for this purpose. The soft, rubber climbing sole wore out after only 6 months of biking and longboarding, so I had them replaced with Vibram soles about 2 years ago. In short, after washing and leaving them in the sun to dry, the rubber toe-cap has come unstuck in several places and the Vibrams as well. (see pics) Several shoe repair shops gave me quotes too high for my budget, but provided me with a good idea of how to proceed. They all said that the toe-cap needs to be reglued AND sewn down, otherwise it will just come unstuck again. Of course the sole also needs to be reglued. What I want to know is: A) What type of glue and technique can should I use to reglue the toe-cap and sole? and B) What type of needle, thread and stitch should I use to sew the toe-cap? Thank you! Any help is much appreciated! Aaron

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