Quick Clips: Send Us Your Climbing Hacks

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Climbing Magazine is looking for reader-submitted mini-tips and “climber hacks” for our newly relaunched department Quick Clips: 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.

Here is an example of the sort of thing we’re looking for:

Rack trad climbing cams harness hack rock

Running out of room on your gear loops? Try this rack hack.

Here’s a quick harness-racking tip for long trad leads on which you’ll need multiple pieces of the same size. In order to keep the pieces sorted and quickly find one of the mutiples you need, simply clip any additional pieces onto the biner of the first piece of that size: In other words, clip that No. 2 Camalot to your gear loop, then clip any other No. 2s directly onto that first piece’s biner. Voila! A bouquet of easy-to-access No. 2s.