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Climbing Safety

10 Tips for Safe Climbing 1. Always Check Harnesses After you’ve geared up, always check that both the climber’s and belayer’s harness buckles are doubled back. 2. Always Check Knots Before you start climbing, always double check that leader’s tie-in knot (usually a Figure-8 Follow-Through) is tied right and finished with a backup knot. Also …

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Bear Safety

Do not cook or store food in or near your shelter. Hang food and anything with strong odors (toothpaste, bug repellent, soap, etc.) out of the reach of bears, if possible (at least ten feet above the ground and five feet from the tree trunk). Avoid taking odorous foods (they attract bears) and keep food smells off …

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