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Will this be the end of climbing as we know it? 5-Sep-2007 At 1:41:56 PM steph
On 3/09/2007 shamus wrote:
>>I also suspect that it will be highly surface specific. Sandstone with
>>lots of microscopic fissures might be good, but something glassier like
>>the metamorphose sandstone at Arapiles might be rubbish.
>Interesting comment. Just because it works on relatively clean metallic
>or glassy surfaces, would it work on the dusty, licheny, (chalky?) edges
>and surfaces we might climb on? Or would it just mean falling off with
>a well-attached layer of filth on your fingers?

A friend of mine did a lot of research into the technology for a product he was designing and he said that part of its uniqueness was its ability to hold on to most surfaces - just like a gecko or an insect. It's like millions of tiny feet, not a piece of sticky tape for example.

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