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technogeekery


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Hey, is this sub-forum locked?

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Here is something to put a little life back in the forum - Supertopo's "Disaster master" paul Humphrey has developed (and apparently has patend pending on) a stick clip for trad climbers that can place nuts, friends etc way up out of reach:



See http://www.supertopo.com/...-clip-the-TRICK-CLIP for details.

So here is my question for you - would you buy (or even use?) a gadget designed by a self-styled "Disaster Master"?

Personally I think its very clunky, and am waiting for the dehydrated version.


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you might have a hell of a time checking the placement


technogeekery


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Yes, the inventor suggests bounce-testing...


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cool, we've been talking about something like this for a while now. Not so much for 'stick clipping' but for bolting or rebolting steep routes top down. It could be used to place a cam that wouldn't have to be bomber, just good enough to pull in close to the wall to drill. If it blows, no big deal, just a little swing.

looks like it could use a little simplifying but the idea is good. Also, it doesn't look like it would work with a single stem cam, just U-stem designs.


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I will also wait, but for a version that has an inbuilt periscope to inspect the placement.


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"Also, it doesn't look like it would work with a single stem cam, just U-stem designs. "

If you look at the Supertopo post there are pictures of it with single stem Camalots.


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kachoong wrote:
I will also wait, but for a version that has an inbuilt periscope to inspect the placement.

In addition, I wil wait for the version that has a puffy jacket and two yappy dogs built in, so I can go to smith rock.


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I would think a helper monkey would be a better way to go.


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Advanced top roping woot woot.

Might have a place in speed aiding. Match that up with the appropriate length aiders and it's off to the races.


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I think I might be sick


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umeroz7 wrote:
I think I might be sick

I think I'll just take the escalator up and claim an onsight.


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Aid climbing?


the_climber


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WTF happened to actually climbing something for yourself?!


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bearbreeder wrote:
you might have a hell of a time checking the placement

checking placements? what are you some sort of pussy?


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kachoong wrote:
I will also wait, but for a version that has an inbuilt periscope to inspect the placement.

Think 21st century. Stick a digital camera on that sucker.


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blondgecko wrote:
kachoong wrote:
I will also wait, but for a version that has an inbuilt periscope to inspect the placement.

Think 21st century. Stick a digital camera on that sucker.

I had the most weirdest thought about periscopes:

If you give Paris Hilton a few mirrors to swallow, you'll be able to see what she sees everytime she get's out of a car = Pariscope?


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airscape wrote:
blondgecko wrote:
kachoong wrote:
I will also wait, but for a version that has an inbuilt periscope to inspect the placement.

Think 21st century. Stick a digital camera on that sucker.

I had the most weirdest thought about periscopes:

If you give Paris Hilton a few mirrors to swallow, you'll be able to see what she sees everytime she get's out of a car = Pariscope?

That's almost an anagram of your username.


Partner j_ung


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newrivermike wrote:
cool, we've been talking about something like this for a while now. Not so much for 'stick clipping' but for bolting or rebolting steep routes top down. It could be used to place a cam that wouldn't have to be bomber, just good enough to pull in close to the wall to drill. If it blows, no big deal, just a little swing.

looks like it could use a little simplifying but the idea is good. Also, it doesn't look like it would work with a single stem cam, just U-stem designs.

That's what I thought, too. DM even mentions using it for directionals when new routing. Crap. More stuff to carry. Laugh


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