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fnfolen


Oct 18, 2012, 2:33 PM
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Mastercams vs TCUs at Indian Creek
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I'm going to IC, mostly will be climbing 5.10ish stuff probably spanning fingers/hands/fists.

I'm wondering if its a lot more advantageous there to have Mastercams vs TCUs, as in am I really going to want to be able to get the placement in that extra depth you can get with the Mastercams, vs the TCUs.

We'll of course have other cams mostly C4s, some link cams, aliens, but if TCUs kinda suck at the creek I don't mind an excuse to go buy some more suitable gear :-D

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caughtinside


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4 lobes better than 3 in soft stone.

But climb with what you've got. There is very little fingercrack there that goes 5.10. Just some short sections on routes with other features.


Carnage


Oct 19, 2012, 3:30 PM
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I've always found the Master cam lobes to look pretty narrow, while TCUs are pretty wide.

3 wide > 4 narrow?


shimanilami


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If you already have TCU's, bring them. You can never have too many cams at IC.

If you're looking to make a purchase, then buy what works best for you where you climb the most. Whatever it is, it will work fine at IC.


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caughtinside wrote:
There is very little fingercrack there that goes 5.10.

It's been a while since I've been to IC, but I remember the majority of 5.10s being hand size and wider. If you have a guidebook check to see the gear recommendations for some of the climbs on your ticklist before going out and buying anything.


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