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ACLSRN


Jul 17, 2011, 12:42 PM
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Does anyone know what Ueli Steck's arsenal of ice tools and crampons are?

I'm curious....man can he climb! WOW!


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He uses Petzl gear, and has used different tools for different routes.


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OK - I noticed on one of his climbs he had a pair of orange crampons on with some wicked long, horizontal front 'fang' points.....they looked wicked good.....never figured out WHAT brand they ARE!


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He uses Petzl gear. I think he likely wears darts or M10's. His tools are usually Nomics or Quark Ergos.


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Ok thanks...


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sungam wrote:
He uses Petzl gear. I think he likely wears darts or M10's. His tools are usually Nomics or Quark Ergos.

Wow those Dart's and M10's look bitchin'. lol.

N-I-C-E!


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If you're thinking the gear makes him good...think again. he can probably climb harder than anyone here with nobnailed boots and little hardware store ice picks. He's a freaking machine.


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Oh I am sure.....someone that good is that good b/c of years of dedication, training, commitment, skill, mental attitude, etc.

I'd never expect that using the same gear as Ueli would make me (or any one else for that mater) even 1/1,000th as good as he is....ever.

I thought thought the tools he used looked pretty nice is all....


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They may not make you as good as him, but why make things harder for yourself? I never really understood not getting the tools that you felt you could climb with the best (as long as you can afford them).


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Oh I agree!

I don't buy 'tools' to emulate anyone or think that b/c I have this or that 'tool' that I am going to be like one of the 'greats!' However, I think that buying the best equipment one can afford sure can't help......and one should buy the best equipment that they can afford - being brand new gear or lightly used (in the case of ice tools, crampons, etc. and not ropes, carabiners, slings, etc.


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