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tenn_dawg


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My brain.

Well it sure as hell isn't your rope, cause I still have not sent it, bit I will soon LOL!


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what's the deal? I thought RC.com was full of trad hardmen, but everyone's been posting these weenie crutch-like TCU's, cams and other mechanical "favorite pieces." So I'll post on behalf of all old-school trad-sters:

Favorite piece?

a sturdy steel fork

When forks aren't available?

hexes, hexes, hexes. . .they go anywhere, hold anything, they are like music to my ears, ding-ding-ding, clang clang as they shift and sway on my rack. . .


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good old blue metoulius and yello BD camolot
my fav cauz they fit my hand cracks so well


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Gonna have to be the # 5 and 6 BD stoppers. Hands down.


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#1 camalot followed closely by yellow tcu


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i'll second the #6 wire

by the way, great thread


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what's the deal? I thought RC.com was full of trad hardmen...

i'm sorry, you what?


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#1 camalot


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what's the deal? I thought RC.com was full of trad hardmen, but everyone's been posting these weenie crutch-like TCU's, cams and other mechanical "favorite pieces." So I'll post on behalf of all old-school trad-sters:

hexes, hexes, hexes. . .they go anywhere, hold anything, they are like music to my ears, ding-ding-ding, clang clang as they shift and sway on my rack. . .

Surest way to know when a trad virgin has been deflowered at REI...

full rack of n00b bells.


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#2 wired hex, closely followed by a #6 wired stopper.


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Surest way to know when a trad virgin has been deflowered at REI...

full rack of n00b bells.


Funny. I thought the clearest sign of a nOOb was 100% reliance on cams picked up from said REI. . . NooB folks freaking out on trad cracks, putting in $100 cams every five feet cause they don't know how to sink a good taper or hex.

I'll take simplicity any day.

And please, think of another way to insult besides calling a poster a "nOOb"

that's so last century


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In my very limited experience, nothing feels quite so good as sinking a bomber hex or nut...that and placing a tri-cam in a horizontal pocket, that's pretty cool too!


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My brain.

Well it sure as hell isn't your rope, cause I still have not sent it, bit I will soon LOL!

Hahahahah, I should have known I'd find you lurking around a thread who's main subject is gear!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the biggest gear nerd in the universe. Mr. Dirtineye.


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The true favorites are favorites because of their history. Partner and I had to even name some of our favorite pieces, because we love them so:

#4 BD stopper, "The Mangler", because it held a good fall and is all full of gouges from Turkey Rock granite. He thought we should retire it, but retire the Mangler? GTFO of here.

.75 cam, "The Green Meanie", because it's a mean piece and catches JTree falls and doesn't take any sh*t. A negative is that it's a hard sized crack for me to jam.

#6 Metolius Curve-Nut, "The Biting Nut", as in (called down cheerfully to belayer) 'Just got a sweeet placement for The Biting Nut.

Biggest Wallnut, "The Fish", not sure why. It looks like a metalic fish. It does look like a fish.

Latest favorite is the blue tcu, which caught a super important fall on a desert crack in Chile after I'd been leapfrogging pieces. Need a name for that one.

le_bruce


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Most used piece of Pro: Pink Tricam
Most used overall piece of gear: Rope


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#1 camalot, i use it on almost every climb.

it's either that or any one of my stoppers. I loove those things


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The true favorites are favorites because of their history. Partner and I had to even name some of our favorite pieces, because we love them so:

#4 BD stopper, "The Mangler", because it held a good fall and is all full of gouges from Turkey Rock granite. He thought we should retire it, but retire the Mangler? GTFO of here.

.75 cam, "The Green Meanie", because it's a mean piece and catches JTree falls and doesn't take any sh*t. A negative is that it's a hard sized crack for me to jam.

#6 Metolius Curve-Nut, "The Biting Nut", as in (called down cheerfully to belayer) 'Just got a sweeet placement for The Biting Nut.

Biggest Wallnut, "The Fish", not sure why. It looks like a metalic fish. It does look like a fish.

Latest favorite is the blue tcu, which caught a super important fall on a desert crack in Chile after I'd been leapfrogging pieces. Need a name for that one.

le_bruce

GREAT POST!! :lol: Like the names.... "Mangler" ...I've still got one like that.... retired it, but not rid of it....

....I've lately been exposed to the offset aliens due to the type of flaring protection provided by a local mountain Tibrogargan.... it's funny how attached you get to a piece when you spend all day, every day, looking at it and using it....


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John loves his yellow alien. :D


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Most used piece of gear is a very old Rock 6. Had several rethreads but cannot give it up.

Also, take a look at http://www.rockclimbing.com/photos.php?Action=ListPhoto&PhotoID=44884


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RED Alien... sometimes it seems like the perfect rack would be a dozen red aliens...

I second it....love the red


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My lil' purple #4 Smileys nut. Dunno why but I seem to find a placement for both of mine on just about every pitch I climb with the exception of splitter cracks.

It fits in the most amazing ways in places most folks never even think to look...


heh.


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Love the .75 Camalot--it's the only cam I have doubles of, and I still regularly wish I had more. A close second would be the #10 BD wired stopper. IIRC, they have a similar range of placement sizes--guess I prefer a specific crack size, eh?

-aB


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I love it! Can't beat an ask the n00b reference... I'm surprised no one mentioned this...


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