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photocodo


Aug 6, 2012, 1:07 PM
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looking glass and rumbling bald crack protection
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I am starting my rack and will be mostly climbing rumbling bald and looking glass in NC. My question is what size cracks do I need to be prepared to protect. I dont want to buy huge or tiny protection if I dont need to when I start buying pro. I know I will eventually end up getting some of the specialty sizes but I just want to buy what I need for now. Any ideas what size cracks, eye brows etc I will be protecting.

cody


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csproul


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NC in general has very little in the way of very uniform cracks, so a good size range is nice to have. You can get away with not having large gear (bigger than #3) for the most part. Eyebrows often protect with smaller finger sized cams (TCU's, Aliens, Masters in the #1-#4 Blue-Red) or Tricams in the pink range. I have also found that offsets work pretty well in eyebrows, but certainly not a necessity. RB can take a little of everything from 0 Metolius on up to #3 Camalots. The real answer is that you need to be climbing/cleaning gear in these places before you can make a good decision. Use other people's gear and see what you like to use. A good range works well (#1 Metolius on up to #3 BD) and should get you through most anything.


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Go with cams from blue metolius range to #2 camalot range. That should have you set up pretty well for 90% of stuff.


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I've never used much over 4" when climbing at at either place, and generally 2" and less was good.

BTW... Stoppers are cheap, and will sew up more than you may think if you are proficient. I prefer to place stoppers and save cams for when I need a quick or multidirectional placement.


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