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Nov 8, 2010, 6:00 PM

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Re: [vegastradguy] Additions to rack?
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vegastradguy wrote:
dump the hexes, double up on cams below .75 camalot and get a 4" piece, lose anything bigger and you'll be good to go.

also, if you dont like placing stoppers- dont lug 25 of them up routes. thats a waste of weight and resources. that said, id strongly suggest you get over that fear, as good nutcraft is an essential skill that will save your ass one day.


Make it even simpler:

-Double set of BD cams .5-3"
-Double set of of microcams (BD, Metolius, or Aliens if u can find them!)
-#4 BD
-Single set of nuts
-10 trad draws
-96" sling

Find a consistent rack is easier to sort, keep track off, and one less thing to worry about when it comes to sizing, sure there are cons of not having that EXACT right size piece, but I would say 90% of the time you will have something that WILL fit.

Only pick up / borrow Specialty gear if you know you will be hitting up a particular climb that requires 3 # BD5, or extra slings.

Just make sure that you're comfortable and proficient placing all your gear, learn tricks to maximize the usage, double duty if you can, not only does this keep the system simpler, but can be incredibly useful in times when situations are less than ideal!

Cheers and safe climbing!!!

(This post was edited by lithiummetalman on Nov 8, 2010, 6:03 PM)

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