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trick


May 2, 2005, 1:40 PM
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Skaha Rack  (North_America: Canada: British_Columbia: Okanagan: SKAHA)
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What would be a good trad rack to bring to Skaha for a fun filled weekend? Any locals want to disclose what they're lugging up with them?
Thanks in advance!


archibald


May 2, 2005, 2:16 PM
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isn't skaha a sport area?


davido


May 11, 2005, 9:31 AM
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I am also interested in recommendations for what gear to bring for tackling some of the trad lines at Skaha. (Skaha is not just sport, and some of the sport routes apparently can take some gear as well.)

I have heard rumours that my odds of going camless are much better than up at Squamish. True? False? (i.e. I can get by mostly with nuts.)


trick


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Well according to the guide book Skaha is mostly Trad and only recently has there been a bunch of sport routes set up. Do they not have a decent internet connection in Penticton or what?? This is quite a poor showing on the posting!


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I am also interested in recommendations for what gear to bring for tackling some of the trad lines at Skaha. (i.e. I can get by mostly with nuts.)

you're right, but it's nice to have a few cams around.

I'm not a local, but i did climb extensively at Skaha in the Mid 90's. I like a double set of nuts at Skaha, and you can get some super bomber small placements. I liked cams from 1/2 friend through #2 camalot. Maybe a #3 if you knew you needed it for a certain route. You don't need sets of hand sizes like on granite.

my light Skaha rack would be: double set of stoppers, to #10,one #11, one #12, a couple smaller cams, like the blue and yellow metolious, and the 1/2, 3/4, #1, and #2 camalot. Add a few slings, and I would feel set.


lehrski


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I'd agree with micronut. For moderate Skaha trad lines (9 and under) I usually carried a double set of nuts, a 0.5, 1 and 2 BD cam. Maybe a few small cams if you're climbing harder stuff.


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