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Mar 27, 2012, 8:38 PM

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Re: [viavelo] Building my first rack
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I started trad climbing in those exact areas. You'll probably get a ton of different responses, but for what its worth, here's what I think: Just get one set of nuts. In all the years that I've led in those areas, I've never needed more than one set (except for aid). If you really want a second set look into DMM offsets. I use mine a lot. Only get a half set, maybe less, of hexes. I used to carry larger hexes, but stopped carrying them on everything but alpine climbs a few years ago. Can't say that I've missed them. I'd go with BD cams over link cams. I like the links for a second set of cams, but for your first set I think BD is the way to go. They're probably cheaper than link cams (even if you get a good deal on them). Sounds like you're from Pittsburgh...hit up Exkusion in monroeville. They have 20% off sales regularly. If you're down at the New and want to climb, look me up. I live/work there during the summer. I'd be happy to let you use some of my gear so you can see which pieces you like. Happy shopping!

(This post was edited by wargowsky on Mar 27, 2012, 9:05 PM)

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