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TheNags


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The best answer has already been posted, but to reiterate... You need to look at the potential climbing area, ask around with locals and look in a guide book for the average amount of draws needed. I have found in southern california that you can climb MOST places with 2 sets of draws (12 total). Although there are some areas (which is why you get the local advice/guidebook) that you need upwards of 14 (including using 2 for anchors). That being said, your best bet is to get out there and start talking to people, and don't try to climb something if you aren't sure you have the appropriate gear. Climb safe and Climb hard


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You'll want to carry enough for the route, the anchors, and one or two extra. The "one or two extra" is in case you drop one. I've only done so once, but "Better Safe Than Sorry" = Wisdom.

As others have said, know your location. And know how many draws your partner has. Plan accordingly.


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TheNags wrote:
The best answer has already been posted, but to reiterate... You need to look at the potential climbing area, ask around with locals and look in a guide book for the average amount of draws needed. I have found in southern california that you can climb MOST places with 2 sets of draws (12 total). Although there are some areas (which is why you get the local advice/guidebook) that you need upwards of 14 (including using 2 for anchors). That being said, your best bet is to get out there and start talking to people, and don't try to climb something if you aren't sure you have the appropriate gear. Climb safe and Climb hard

^this.

Short Answer: 12+or-2


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Theres a bunch of 30 footers in my area and 6 seems to be the magic number, plus 2 for the top.


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i usually carry one for each bolt plus two for the top


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If you climb at Rumney, you probably only need 5 quickdraws, max.


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camhead wrote:
If you climb at Rumney, you probably only need 5 quickdraws, max.

Better make it six, that way you can stick clip three routes instead of two.


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Gmburns2000 wrote:
camhead wrote:
If you climb at Rumney, you probably only need 5 quickdraws, max.

Better make it six, that way you can stick clip three routes instead of two.

you only make it half way up most rumney routes so you could get away with less.


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crjanow wrote:
i usually carry one for each bolt plus two for the top
That's very helpful when thinking about how many to buy. Thanks.


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theextremist04 wrote:
crjanow wrote:
i usually carry one for each bolt plus two for the top
That's very helpful when thinking about how many to buy. Thanks.

Yeah, that was truly groundbreaking.

Jay


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jakedatc wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
camhead wrote:
If you climb at Rumney, you probably only need 5 quickdraws, max.

Better make it six, that way you can stick clip three routes instead of two.

you only make it half way up most rumney routes so you could get away with less.

actually, I don't use a stick clip, so I need A LOT more for the number of draws I leave behind.


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Gmburns2000 wrote:
jakedatc wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
camhead wrote:
If you climb at Rumney, you probably only need 5 quickdraws, max.

Better make it six, that way you can stick clip three routes instead of two.

you only make it half way up most rumney routes so you could get away with less.

actually, I don't use a stick clip, so I need A LOT more for the number of draws I leave behind.
I don't stickclip either, and I bail...alot.
So, I use this formula: X + 2 + Y = Z
...where:
X = max number of bolts on one route I plan to do
Y = number of routes I plan to do
Z = minimum number of quickdraws I will need for the day

i.e. if I plan on an afternoon of climbing 6 different routes, the longest having 10 bolts, then I should take along a minimum of 18 draws.


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

Jim
YOU ARE WHAT'S WRONG WITH CLIMBING!


I call that powerfully bolted and you just might be what's wrong with climbing.


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jt512 wrote:
theextremist04 wrote:
crjanow wrote:
i usually carry one for each bolt plus two for the top
That's very helpful when thinking about how many to buy. Thanks.

Yeah, that was truly groundbreaking.

Jay
glad i could help


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jim_bob wrote:
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.

Well? How many did you end up getting? Just remember that when it comes do gear, you never really have enough....


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jim_bob wrote:
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.
one hundred.


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This thread reminds me of the classic bit of 4x4 off-road advice for the frequent newbie question "How fast should I go to get over this obstacle?"

As slow as you can, as fast as you need to.


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many of those sets come with extra short dogbones. what's up with that? The shortest ones are not very usefull inmop. The normal ones and a few longer ones are good to have.12 usually does it for most of the north east spurt climbs.


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I started with 12 quickdraws

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