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jim_bob


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How many quick draws do you need to start sport climbing? They're pretty expensive so I don't want to buy to many but at the same time I don't want to have less than I need and risk a big fall.


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It depends on where you're climbing. If the routes near you are fairly short then you can get away with less. Also, if you're friends have some draws you can always share.

Personally, I think a good number that will get you up almost any route is 12-14 draws, but I think you could get away with as few as 8 draws on many routes though.

When you buy them try to get some variety in the length of the dogbones, definitely get some longer ones.


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Cool, thanks. So getting a pack of 6 then a few longer and different types would be the way to go?


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I first got a guide book of the area I sport climb at .Looked over all the areas ,and checked the amount of clips in the routes I anticipated I could do . Most of those routes had anywher from 4-8 clips . so I bought ten draws .I do plan to buy about 5-10 more aswell so I can have some with a longer reach .Personally ,I find GUIDE BOOKS to have so much info in them rather then JUST THE ROUTES ..


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jim_bob wrote:
How many quick draws do you need to start sport climbing?

How many bolts do your routes have?

Jay


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jim_bob wrote:
How many quick draws do you need to start sport climbing?

None, if the draws are fixed.


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Well. I have inadvertantly installed 18 in a 30m route once!

Jim


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JimTitt wrote:
Well. I have inadvertantly installed 18 in a 30m route once!

Jim
YOU ARE WHAT'S WRONG WITH CLIMBING!


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I`M NOT DEAF, JUST A BIT FORGETFUL ABOUT WHERE I HAD PUT THE OTHER BOLTS IN :~)


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well... your probably not going climbing alone... so I suggest getting 6-8 & have your partner get 6-8 then your set.


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unless you wanna climb with that cute chick whose only bringing her yung hawt body and nutting else ...

in that case youll want 12+
Wink


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bearbreeder wrote:
unless you wanna climb with that cute chick whose only bringing her yung hawt body and nutting else ...

Wink

but don't let bearbreeder know if you are, because he will consider that an invitation to join


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As stated by others it all depends on where you climb. Personally I have 13, which proved to be the absolute minimum on some routes I did in France (around 100 feet). On some routes I even reached back down to unclip the last draw (after I clipped the one above it of course).
If the routes you will be climbing are shorter, less will be sufficient. Furthermore, I often either climb solo or have my gf belay me, so I have no partner bringing their own draws.


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You are not allowed to climb, unless you have 32.5 quickdraws. If you have less, and still attempt to get on the rock, you will get shot by the police!

Sucks, i know, but thats the rules!

qwert


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JimTitt wrote:
I`M NOT DEAF, JUST A BIT FORGETFUL ABOUT WHERE I HAD PUT THE OTHER BOLTS IN :~)

this was hilarious.


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I'm fairly new, and my set up contains 11. I would only buy them in sets, because to buy one quickdraw for $11, is pointless when you can get 6 for $50 at REI


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I'm fairly new, and my set up contains 11. I would only buy them in sets, because to buy one quickdraw for $11, is pointless when you can get 6 for $50 at REI

Unless the point is that your life depends on the quality of your draws.

Jay


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jt512 wrote:
Sforscott wrote:
I'm fairly new, and my set up contains 11. I would only buy them in sets, because to buy one quickdraw for $11, is pointless when you can get 6 for $50 at REI

Unless the point is that your life depends on the quality of your draws.

Jay

Are you suggesting that differences between draws sold in stores can be a matter of life and death? Please, explain that one. Quantity, maybe, but quality?


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spikeddem wrote:
jt512 wrote:
Sforscott wrote:
I'm fairly new, and my set up contains 11. I would only buy them in sets, because to buy one quickdraw for $11, is pointless when you can get 6 for $50 at REI

Unless the point is that your life depends on the quality of your draws.

Jay

Are you suggesting that differences between draws sold in stores can be a matter of life and death? Please, explain that one.

Three words: Open. Gate. Strength.

Jay


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jt512 wrote:
spikeddem wrote:
jt512 wrote:
Sforscott wrote:
I'm fairly new, and my set up contains 11. I would only buy them in sets, because to buy one quickdraw for $11, is pointless when you can get 6 for $50 at REI

Unless the point is that your life depends on the quality of your draws.

Jay

Are you suggesting that differences between draws sold in stores can be a matter of life and death? Please, explain that one.

Three words: Open. Gate. Strength.

Jay

Oops. Didn't mean to open up that topic.


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Maybe 10 or 12 so you have a a couple to make some anchors with. I've only need more than 10 when I went to Potrero Chico, I think it was 18 draws total on a single pitch.


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I'd get like eight but to solve your price problem, at www.rei.com they sell 1 quickdraw for 11$ exactly.


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Benzesp wrote:
Maybe 10 or 12 so you have a a couple to make some anchors with. I've only need more than 10 when I went to Potrero Chico, I think it was 18 draws total on a single pitch.

There's a 15-draw route at Montagne d'Argent in Quebec, Canada. (It also has several 9 an 10 draw routes.)


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dagibbs wrote:
There's a 15-draw route at Montagne d'Argent in Quebec, Canada. (It also has several 9 an 10 draw routes.)

There's a climb at HCR called "Orange Crush" that has 14 bolts, but the bolting is so closely spaced that you can start skipping every other bolt after the first three or so.


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acorneau wrote:
dagibbs wrote:
There's a 15-draw route at Montagne d'Argent in Quebec, Canada. (It also has several 9 an 10 draw routes.)

There's a climb at HCR called "Orange Crush" that has 14 bolts, but the bolting is so closely spaced that you can start skipping every other bolt after the first three or so.

The 15-bolter at MdA is 55m long. Not so closely spaced.

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