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OneBadStud


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After a hiatus of four-five years (knee, shoulder surgeries and "life" interrupting my fun) I'm ready to hit the rock again. My cam slings, I'll have replaced, they're a decade old or more. The newer dyneema slings I picked up about 4-5 years ago, I'm not so sure. When should I throw them away? I stored them in plastic totes in varying temps and humidity, nothing too extreme. Thanks in advance and if any of you remember rockclimbing forum on usenet, I'll share my handle. Thanks again. Bad MF Stud


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Sep 10, 2013, 9:16 AM
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After a hiatus of four-five years (knee, shoulder surgeries and "life" interrupting my fun) I'm ready to hit the rock again. My cam slings, I'll have replaced, they're a decade old or more. The newer dyneema slings I picked up about 4-5 years ago, I'm not so sure. When should I throw them away? I stored them in plastic totes in varying temps and humidity, nothing too extreme. Thanks in advance and if any of you remember rockclimbing forum on usenet, I'll share my handle. Thanks again. Bad MF Stud

I have ten year old dyneema slings that have been in continual use, and still have a season or more left in them.

BTW, I was GOClimb on rec.climbing. I'm actually GOClimb on every forum except this one, where the moniker was taken before I got here.

GO


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Nice, I've seen a few rec.climbing characters on this site. Thanks for the info, I'll surely put them to the test this weekend!


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OneBadStud wrote:
After a hiatus of four-five years (knee, shoulder surgeries and "life" interrupting my fun) I'm ready to hit the rock again. My cam slings, I'll have replaced, they're a decade old or more. The newer dyneema slings I picked up about 4-5 years ago, I'm not so sure. When should I throw them away? I stored them in plastic totes in varying temps and humidity, nothing too extreme. Thanks in advance and if any of you remember rockclimbing forum on usenet, I'll share my handle. Thanks again. Bad MF Stud

I have ten year old dyneema slings that have been in continual use, and still have a season or more left in them.

BTW, I was GOClimb on rec.climbing. I'm actually GOClimb on every forum except this one, where the moniker was taken before I got here.

GO

As long as they weren't stored in the sun you should be fine. I'll back Gabe on this as well. I have some oldies that I am retiring this season.

The only thing I will say is if you are that unsure, just buy new ones. They are cheap in comparison to the value of your life!


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Sep 11, 2013, 4:42 PM
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cracklover wrote:
OneBadStud wrote:
... Thanks in advance and if any of you remember rockclimbing forum on usenet, I'll share my handle. Thanks again. Bad MF Stud


...BTW, I was GOClimb on rec.climbing. I'm actually GOClimb on every forum except this one, where the moniker was taken before I got here.

GO


I'm pretty sure I was "acorneau" on the ol' rec.climbing
board. Ah, fun times.

As to the Dyneema slings; if they are in good physical shape then most likely they're ok for a few more years. If they're looking haggard or you just don't have confidence in them then toss them and get some more.

Glad you're back to the vertical life!


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I am one of the old rec.climbing drop outs as well. Boy I sure made some very lasting friendships through that place.


OneBadStud


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I remember you SoCal. Didn't you post something about practice aiding concrete cracks under bridges, once?


socalclimber


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OneBadStud wrote:
I remember you SoCal. Didn't you post something about practice aiding concrete cracks under bridges, once?

Yup, that was me. A very long time ago. Rex Pieper turned me onto that place underneath New York Street bridge near Eaton Canyon. I put three bolts on top and slept there over night on my portaledge.

By the way, cement doesn't hold cams very well.Shocked


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"By the way, cement doesn't hold cams very well"

I found that out aiding a three-story parking garage one time. RP's got me up the thing.


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