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Mar 30, 2012, 12:19 PM

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Re: [viavelo] Building my first rack
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For hexes in the 6-10 size range you mentioned, I would definitely go with cams instead. I have a full set of hexes that I bought 25 years ago, and once cams were invented the large cams all went the way of the dodo.

Exception: I still rack up a couple old school Chouinard wired #2 and slung #3 hex for climbing on NH granite; they both get placed on almost every pitch. On the other hand, I never take them to the Gunks because they don't seem to work there. Instead I will bring the only two tri-cams I own, a pink and red, because they almost always get placed in the horizontals.

I have no idea what will work at Seneca; you will discover that with time and experience.

My original point is that while large hexes can be made to work, you will quickly want to replace them for the wider range and greater efficiency of similar sized cams.

(This post was edited by edge on Mar 30, 2012, 12:19 PM)

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