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ladyscarlett


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Not sure if this goes into the beginners, but I'll try here first since it's official...I've started my trad rack!

First piece, #3 C4 cam. He's a big blue guy, and even better, hanging off a nice brand new non toothed RED biner!! Oh yeah, watch out...I'm out there!

So far, this newbie's personal* rack consists of

-3 lockers
-3 trad draws
-#3 C4 cam
-long sling for anchor material

It's coming along, slowly but surely.

Next...tricams?

whoo hooo!! Damn I love this!

cheers

ls

*my buddies and I have something of a "communal" rack. It actually works better than you'd think!


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That was my first piece oh so many years ago. Well the camalot version. It was a Xmas gift from my sister. It was amazing how fast the rack came together piece by piece.

Enjoy!


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ladyscarlett wrote:
*my buddies and I have something of a "communal" rack. It actually works better than you'd think!
That's the best method, for sure!
My first piece was a red HB flexicam. P.O.S. but it works.

I'd recommend getting a set of nuts before tricams - Nuts r bombar!


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Congratulations on your rack Cool

And another vote for nuts!
Tricams (as well as "normal" cams ) are nice and all, but nuts are a nice (and inexpensive) base of every rack.

qwert


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ladyscarlett wrote:
Not sure if this goes into the beginners, but I'll try here first since it's official...I've started my trad rack!

First piece, #3 C4 cam. He's a big blue guy, and even better, hanging off a nice brand new non toothed RED biner!! Oh yeah, watch out...I'm out there!

So far, this newbie's personal* rack consists of

-3 lockers
-3 trad draws
-#3 C4 cam
-long sling for anchor material

It's coming along, slowly but surely.

Next...tricams?

whoo hooo!! Damn I love this!

cheers

ls

*my buddies and I have something of a "communal" rack. It actually works better than you'd think!

Nice rack!



































sorry, couldn't resist.Tongue


shrug7


Oct 12, 2009, 8:09 AM
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shoulda asked for pics... Tongue

Here's a shiny #3



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sorry, couldn't resist.Tongue

Knock knock!

(Who's there?)

STFU.


Gmburns2000


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skelterjohn wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
sorry, couldn't resist.Tongue

Knock knock!

(Who's there?)

STFU.

knock knock

(who's there?)

no YOU stfu


possum2082


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man...i was so excited when i got my first cam: a trango #8 flex cam. i was so ready.

now i'm up to 24 cams. be careful, you're opening a dangerous door.


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i bought 4 dmm nuts at he same time in 2001 (all the money i saved). And a week later i was able to buy a other 4 bd nuts ;-). They only way to test/use them at the time was putting the nuts in the reinforcement stones on a local dike. Tongue Later in 2002 i climbed whit the pieces fore real the first time in Belgium freyr on a kids climbing weekend Wink:-)[/;)].


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Nice Rack! Wink


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As a dude who found the pun "Nice rack!" funny the first time I heard it, I have to say it has lost its luster the 13,000th time around.

Good job on starting the collection Scarlett. I also agree a set of nuts should be the next in order. Keep your eyes peeled on mountain project for a good used set. Stuff seems to turn over pretty quickly there with plenty of solid deals.


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possum2082 wrote:
man...i was so excited when i got my first cam: a trango #8 flex cam. i was so ready.

now i'm up to 24 cams. be careful, you're opening a dangerous door.
John (angry) has you beat by about 100.


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sungam wrote:
possum2082 wrote:
man...i was so excited when i got my first cam: a trango #8 flex cam. i was so ready.

now i'm up to 24 cams. be careful, you're opening a dangerous door.
John (angry) has you beat by about 100.

wow sungie, that PC++ has come quite a ways while I've been gone. solid work.


kachoong


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Gmburns2000 wrote:
skelterjohn wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
sorry, couldn't resist.Tongue

Knock knock!

(Who's there?)

STFU.

knock knock

(who's there?)

no YOU stfu

It's Dave, man... open up I got the stuff!


kachoong


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sungam wrote:
ladyscarlett wrote:
*my buddies and I have something of a "communal" rack. It actually works better than you'd think!
That's the best method, for sure!
My first piece was a red HB flexicam. P.O.S. but it works.

I'd recommend getting a set of nuts before tricams - Nuts r bombar!

Agreed! A communal rack is how I began all those years ago... I had a set of nuts first, and for about a year, before I got my first cam... a 0.75 Camalot... the older version though.


sungam


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getout87 wrote:
sungam wrote:
possum2082 wrote:
man...i was so excited when i got my first cam: a trango #8 flex cam. i was so ready.

now i'm up to 24 cams. be careful, you're opening a dangerous door.
John (angry) has you beat by about 100.

wow sungie, that PC++ has come quite a ways while I've been gone. solid work.
heh, yeahBlush


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kachoong wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
skelterjohn wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
sorry, couldn't resist.Tongue

Knock knock!

(Who's there?)

STFU.

knock knock

(who's there?)

no YOU stfu

It's Dave, man... open up I got the stuff!

Oh shit, sorry dude. Yeah, come on in. No one followed you did they? Cool...*locks door*


boymeetsrock


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kachoong wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
skelterjohn wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
sorry, couldn't resist.Tongue

Knock knock!

(Who's there?)

STFU.

knock knock

(who's there?)

no YOU stfu

It's Dave, man... open up I got the stuff!


Dave? ...Dave's not here.




When I started out I had a job at EMS. My buddy and I went in halves on a full passive rack. The communal rack is indeed a great tool. We rocked that for a year or two before we each started adding our own cams.

Congrats on starting a rack! Next step... gearwhore. Wink (no female connotation intended)


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Gmburns2000 wrote:
kachoong wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
skelterjohn wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
sorry, couldn't resist.Tongue

Knock knock!

(Who's there?)

STFU.

knock knock

(who's there?)

no YOU stfu

It's Dave, man... open up I got the stuff!

Oh shit, sorry dude. Yeah, come on in. No one followed you did they? Cool...*locks door*


Cheesetits.


Gmburns2000


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kachoong wrote:
sungam wrote:
ladyscarlett wrote:
*my buddies and I have something of a "communal" rack. It actually works better than you'd think!
That's the best method, for sure!
My first piece was a red HB flexicam. P.O.S. but it works.

I'd recommend getting a set of nuts before tricams - Nuts r bombar!

Agreed! A communal rack is how I began all those years ago... I had a set of nuts first, and for about a year, before I got my first cam... a 0.75 Camalot... the older version though.

+1 - one of my first partners and I just went and bought stuff with the idea that we'd share it: rope, nuts, biners, slings. Didn't buy cams until I was racking on my own a few years later, though.


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My first was a set of nuts 1-13 at Moab Adventure Outfitters. I've probably got one or two of them still. It's hard to tell.

My first cams were a 1, 2, 2.5, and 3 friend. I got the 1 stuck maybe the second time I used it. The 2.5 got stuck about 3 years later when the cables broke in a hard to reach spot. I still have and use the 2 and 3. Or I would if there was any trad on this island.


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sungam wrote:
possum2082 wrote:
man...i was so excited when i got my first cam: a trango #8 flex cam. i was so ready.

now i'm up to 24 cams. be careful, you're opening a dangerous door.
John (angry) has you beat by about 100.

I've got more than 70 and less than 80 but don't have an exact count.


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ladyscarlett wrote:
Not sure if this goes into the beginners, but I'll try here first since it's official...I've started my trad rack!

First piece, #3 C4 cam. He's a big blue guy, and even better, hanging off a nice brand new non toothed RED biner!! Oh yeah, watch out...I'm out there!

So far, this newbie's personal* rack consists of

-3 lockers
-3 trad draws
-#3 C4 cam
-long sling for anchor material

It's coming along, slowly but surely.

Next...tricams?

whoo hooo!! Damn I love this!

cheers

ls

*my buddies and I have something of a "communal" rack. It actually works better than you'd think!
Go for a set of stoppers, maybe buy one tricam to see if you like it. Better yet, borrow one first. Have you ever used them?


sungam


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angry wrote:
sungam wrote:
possum2082 wrote:
man...i was so excited when i got my first cam: a trango #8 flex cam. i was so ready.

now i'm up to 24 cams. be careful, you're opening a dangerous door.
John (angry) has you beat by about 100.

I've got more than 70 and less than 80 but don't have an exact count.

Huh, I remember 117 for some reason.
Meh, maybe that was the combined rack size or something.

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