Nov 4, 2011, 8:57 AM
Registered: Jun 9, 2005
Myself, I am a later-middle aged (46 going on 47), fulltime scientist, I admit that I'm a weekend warrior (actually my words are gumbie), but when I am hiking into crags at the Creek, my load is pretty heavy, upwords on 9 of each size (except in hands since that is like a running belay), 2 ropes, water, dSLR + tripod, always forget food. 2 pairs of shoes.
Needing a lot of cams is the norm, especially as you go past the .11's. . On Ruby's Cafe, I take 8 0.4 BD C4's, and a couple of 0.3 BD C4's. Learning to Fly is about the same except only 1 0.3 BD C4 and 7-8 BD C4's. On the Optimator its just a quite of few cams from 0.3 to 0.75 BD C4's. Its just a fact of life at the Creek.
Whats the problem with the load. The approaches are pretty mellow in the big picture, even to the Wall.
(This post was edited by cchas on Nov 4, 2011, 8:59 AM)