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Nov 8, 2010, 12:02 PM

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Re: [brokesomeribs] Additions to rack?
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It's not that i don't have skill placing nuts or can't place a nut. It's that I don't like placing them. I think you all misunderstood me. If it comes to the option of placing a cam or a nut, I'll place a cam 99% of the time. I just struggle with being comfortable that a nut will take my fall. I've used a nut as an anchor once, I'm thoroughly satisfied it will take my weight statically. But I would just rather place a cam than a nut when given the option, which makes me run out of gear.

I don't really have a problem with overplacing gear. I'll usually place about every 8 to 10 feet.

And overall my problem isn't running out of gear. It's running out of the right kind of gear. When I end up setting my anchor, I'll still have a few pieces of gear left over, but none that would fit higher up to make a decent anchor.'

As for tricams, well I've never placed a tricam before, nor do i know if the place i rock climb would take a tricam. Also, they're kind of expensive

I bring that many nuts along also for my partner. I have a consistent partner I go with (my brother, but guess who didn't want to buy a rack?) and we switch leads. But where I climb, a lot of the crack are parallel or flaring, not really a lot of options for nut placements. Occasionally there will be one though

(This post was edited by esander4 on Nov 8, 2010, 12:07 PM)

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