Climbing Magazine is looking for reader-submitted mini-tips and “climber hacks” for our Quick Clips department: the best how-to, DIY tips for the gym, crags, mountains, and beyond. If you have an idea that you think fits and is 50-200 words long, send it along with any photos to email@example.com and we’ll give it a look. The winning tip, as chosen by our editors, will recieve a free pair of Belay Optics Belay Glasses.
Here is an example of the sort of thing we’re looking for:
To organize my slings on a trad lead, I’ll sling double-length runners over one shoulder first, attaching the two ends with a carabiner, then throw single-length slings over the other shoulder. When I need a single sling, I simply pull off the top sling; for a double, I unclip the carabiner from one side and pull the sling off my shoulder. For easy ID, buy singles in one color and doubles in another. —Michael Parker