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mttgross


Dec 24, 2009, 8:38 AM
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What Kind of Pro do You need in the T-Wall/Foster Falls area ? So far we have a set of nute #1-11, what about cams ?? WIll we absolutely need anything special like tri-cams or hexes ??


johnwesely


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Foster's is almost all sport, so you only need quickdraws.
You are going to want at least a single set of cams for T Wall.


mttgross


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Define a set, A set of C4's ? or C3's, or both ???


saxfiend


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mttgross wrote:
Define a set, A set of C4's ? or C3's, or both ???
A "set" is a full range of cams, whatever brand you happen to like, from finger to fist size. How you double up depends on what routes you plan to lead and how willing you are to run it out, but I usually carry doubles in the midrange cams (up to the equivalent of #2 camalot). Tricams are also useful on most routes.

JL


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mttgross wrote:
Define a set, A set of C4's ? or C3's, or both ???

I would bring cams from 10 mm to 2.5 inches. Whatever brand you want.


mttgross


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Could you replace some of the Cams with Nuts of the same size ???


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Could you replace some of the Cams with Nuts of the same size ???
Just curious -- is this going to be your first trad leading experience? I only ask because T-Wall is not a place for the clueless.

JL


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you can get away with nuts on a majority of the easier climbs in the small sizes. You do need however at the very least .75-3 in camalots. Like Saxfiend mentioned, T-Wall isnt very friendly in terms of access to the top of the cliff if you bail and want to get your gear back.

The top of most of the popular climbs are bolted for an anchor though.

there may be another group from UIUC coming down to that area.

cheers
T


johnwesely


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saxfiend wrote:
mttgross wrote:
Could you replace some of the Cams with Nuts of the same size ???
Just curious -- is this going to be your first trad leading experience? I only ask because T-Wall is not a place for the clueless.

JL

In addition, to get on any of the routes that would make for a suitable beginner lead, you would have to wait in a decent line.


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This is not my first trad experience, I am just buying my own gear and using my own gear this time and am short on cash obviously. We would do the beginner trad stuff, boulder and sport climb, nothing extremely intense trad wise


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This is not my first trad experience, I am just buying my own gear and using my own gear this time and am short on cash obviously. We would do the beginner trad stuff, boulder and sport climb, nothing extremely intense trad wise

If you are looking to sport climb, T Wall may not be an ideal choice, but it depends on your skill level. All of the clip ups, with one exception, are 5.12 and harder.


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i do believe that is why he asked about fosters


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rock_fencer wrote:
i do believe that is why he asked about fosters

And he was asking about trad climbing.


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