Quick Clips: Send Us Your Climbing Hacks, Win Belay Glasses

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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 letters@climbing.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:

Racking double length sling trad climbing rock

For easy racking, wrap double-length slings diagonally across your chest and clip the ends.

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