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viavelo


Mar 10, 2012, 9:15 AM
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So I want to start leading and I'm talking with a coworker about buying his gear. It's old, but looks to be in good shape. Here is a list of that he is selling for $550:

Headwall Climbing Harness with attachment loops
REI Climing Harness
Black Diamond ATC Belay Device (never used)
Belay Device with Spring
Hang Dog Pouch and Bison Resin Ball
Misty Mountain Big Wall Gear Harness (over both shoulders)
Misty Mountain Gear Harness (padded bandolier style)
Chouinard Camalot #2 (spring loaded)
9 DMM Wired Wall Nuts / Wedges (set: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9)
11 Chouinard Wired Stoppers (set: 4 - #1, 3 - #2, 2 - #3, #4, #5)
7 Lowe (Camp) Tricam Set (set: #.5, #1, #2, #2.5, #3, #3.5, #4)
Chouinard Hexcentric (wired) ?size ?medium
2 SMC Camlock: big and medium
3 Locking 'biners, various types
21 full size 'biners
15 Lowe Fader mini-biner (1700 Kg rated)
SMC Nut Pick
4 Repalcement Anchor Hangers
Misc slings and runners
Rope Bag

What do yins think about this deal?


bearbreeder


Mar 10, 2012, 10:11 AM
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depending on where you climb, you may want a lot more cams if yr spending half a g ...

i personally would want a rack of camalots or metollius for that price ... passive gear is cheap anyways


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viavelo


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i think i am deciding against this purchase. a lot of this stuff i dont need (harnesses, belay devices,etc) becasue i am alreadying doing some sport leading and TRing. i want to start leading some easy stuff at seneca. i followed my friend as he led gunsight to south direct and he did it with all passive gear. i may end up just buying a couple sets of stoppers and a set of hexes. maybe a few tricams and start there. the age of this stuff also scares me as ive read some things about the lifespan of nylon.


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I have heard bad things about the smc camlocks. I would advise against the buy. For 550 you can get a most of a rack of new cams and there is no question of integrity or damage. You know the history because it is new


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viavelo wrote:
i think i am deciding against this purchase. a lot of this stuff i dont need (harnesses, belay devices,etc) becasue i am alreadying doing some sport leading and TRing. i want to start leading some easy stuff at seneca. i followed my friend as he led gunsight to south direct and he did it with all passive gear. i may end up just buying a couple sets of stoppers and a set of hexes. maybe a few tricams and start there. the age of this stuff also scares me as ive read some things about the lifespan of nylon.

Stuff you don't need, slings you might never trust, and some gear that you most likely won't like. Pass on all of it.


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viavelo wrote:
So I want to start leading and I'm talking with a coworker about buying his gear. It's old, but looks to be in good shape. Here is a list of that he is selling for $550:

Headwall Climbing Harness with attachment loops
REI Climing Harness
Black Diamond ATC Belay Device (never used)
Belay Device with Spring
Hang Dog Pouch and Bison Resin Ball
Misty Mountain Big Wall Gear Harness (over both shoulders)
Misty Mountain Gear Harness (padded bandolier style)
Chouinard Camalot #2 (spring loaded)
9 DMM Wired Wall Nuts / Wedges (set: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9)
11 Chouinard Wired Stoppers (set: 4 - #1, 3 - #2, 2 - #3, #4, #5)
7 Lowe (Camp) Tricam Set (set: #.5, #1, #2, #2.5, #3, #3.5, #4)
Chouinard Hexcentric (wired) ?size ?medium
2 SMC Camlock: big and medium
3 Locking 'biners, various types
21 full size 'biners
15 Lowe Fader mini-biner (1700 Kg rated)
SMC Nut Pick
4 Repalcement Anchor Hangers
Misc slings and runners
Rope Bag

What do yins think about this deal?

I would price that out to be worth 150 dollars max.


trisgo


Mar 11, 2012, 9:06 PM
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Money wise, I have no idea, but as far as buying used gear goes, proceed with caution. Any type of soft gear like slings, cords, and ropes, I'd pass on. I'll buy used hard gear off people, but I use it with care. I've bought used hexes, but have always cut the cord off and re-slung. Anything that has wire like nuts and cams, I really take a good look for any type of frays or kinks; immediately tossed if so. People say binners can get microcracks if dropped that aren't visible, but obviously inspect it for everything else. I never fully trust anything I haven't bought new (including binners), so what I do is mark it with a piece of yellow tape so I know which gear is what. I never use the used gear solely by itself. I'll use a nut for example to build a multipoint anchor or as a backup for another marginal piece. Same thing with binners; I'll use one of the used ones if I need opposing binners or two of the used binners to rap off. A lot of people will tar and feather you for buying used gear, but I think as long as you trash the soft gear (with the exception of shoulder gear slings) and use the hard gear with caution, you'd be fine. Even the tricams you could re-sling with webbing. Like the other person said, $600 can get you a set of cams, but maybe he would sell individual pieces.


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Mar 14, 2012, 4:42 PM
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johnwesely wrote:
viavelo wrote:
So I want to start leading and I'm talking with a coworker about buying his gear. It's old, but looks to be in good shape. Here is a list of that he is selling for $550:

Headwall Climbing Harness with attachment loops
REI Climing Harness
Black Diamond ATC Belay Device (never used)
Belay Device with Spring
Hang Dog Pouch and Bison Resin Ball
Misty Mountain Big Wall Gear Harness (over both shoulders)
Misty Mountain Gear Harness (padded bandolier style)
Chouinard Camalot #2 (spring loaded)
9 DMM Wired Wall Nuts / Wedges (set: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9)
11 Chouinard Wired Stoppers (set: 4 - #1, 3 - #2, 2 - #3, #4, #5)
7 Lowe (Camp) Tricam Set (set: #.5, #1, #2, #2.5, #3, #3.5, #4)
Chouinard Hexcentric (wired) ?size ?medium
2 SMC Camlock: big and medium
3 Locking 'biners, various types
21 full size 'biners
15 Lowe Fader mini-biner (1700 Kg rated)
SMC Nut Pick
4 Repalcement Anchor Hangers
Misc slings and runners
Rope Bag

What do yins think about this deal?

I would price that out to be worth 150 dollars max.

If you take out the duplicate things the OP won't need (big wall gear sling, second harness and belay device) and take out the nearly useless gear (big Tricams, Camlocks, Chouinard-era Camalot etc), I'd say it's worth $80 or so.


JAB


Mar 27, 2012, 12:55 PM
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These are the only things I would even consider:

Black Diamond ATC Belay Device (never used)
Misty Mountain Gear Harness (padded bandolier style)
9 DMM Wired Wall Nuts / Wedges (set: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9)
3 Locking 'biners, various types
21 full size 'biners
SMC Nut Pick
Rope Bag

If these are old but good quality I would consider paying about $100 for it.


viavelo


Mar 27, 2012, 1:10 PM
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ive decided against this purchase. the dude doesnt want to split up the gear at all and is firm on the price. sooo...i guess ill have to get some new stuff over time.


bearbreeder


Mar 27, 2012, 1:50 PM
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smart choice ... if yr spending 500+ smackaroos youll want some cams with that ...


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You'd do better with this http://www.mountaingear.com/...-Rack/_/R-232239.htm For less than $100 more than he's asking.


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climbingaggie03 wrote:
You'd do better with this http://www.mountaingear.com/...-Rack/_/R-232239.htm For less than $100 more than he's asking.
This is exactly what came to mind when I first read the OP's post. It doesn't have all the biners that the OP will need, but throw in two fist fulls of Omega's Dirt Bag Draws. And he'll have all the gear needed to lead. For just a touch more than what his freind wants for *really old* used (abused?) gear. That doesn't even have cams, as noted.


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