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Dec 20, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: On the approach to Black Dike, Cannon Cliff NH
Anyone try a cordless hair dryer for drying off holds?

I am seriously thinking this may help.
Russ Keane
Joined Feb 8, 2013
378 points
Jan 10, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Push-5.12C at Good Luck Lake Cliffs
Russ- I have never tried a cordless hair dryer but a couple of years ago I organized an outdoor bouldering comp and the week of the comp our area was hit hard by Hurricane Irene leaving everything soaking wet. I hit the main boulder field the day before the comp with half a dozen climbers equipped with leaf blowers and towels and we were able to dry everything up pretty easily...just another option. Justin Sanford
From Broadalbin, New York
Joined May 26, 2009
519 points
Jan 10, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Split shin after 5.9+ R lead
Blow torch MRock
Joined Apr 10, 2013
17 points
Jan 10, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: You stay away from mah pig!
MRock wrote:
Blow torch


No.

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camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Joined Jun 27, 2006
1,369 points
Jan 10, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: The Phoenix
MRock wrote:
Blow torch


If done properly it doesn't have any effect on the rock at least not the ones here in the North East. . . it only needs to heat up enough for the moisture to evaporate (which in colder temps is very little). If you are significantly heating the rock you absolutely can damage it.
The Phoenix
Joined Apr 23, 2013
114 points
Jan 10, 2014
The Phoenix wrote:
If done properly it doesn't have any effect on the rock at least not the ones here in the North East. . . it only needs to heat up enough for the moisture to evaporate (which in colder temps is very little).


like you said "properly", the problem is the average intelligence of the common boulderer

Sham-wow

does this belong on your rack?

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T Roper
From DC,VA,NM,UT,CT,MA
Joined Mar 31, 2006
1,059 points
Jan 10, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: On the approach to Black Dike, Cannon Cliff NH
That would be pretty sick to carry around a blower and get busy no matter what the weather. Russ Keane
Joined Feb 8, 2013
378 points


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