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twig4238


Dec 5, 2013, 4:00 PM
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Hello all! I was wondering if this rack would be sufficient for NC traditional climbing?

60m sterling marathon ultra
2 sets of black diamond stoppers
1 full set of bd hexes
bd cams .3-4 8 total cams
10 bd locking biners
24 non locking biners for runners
8 neutrinos for racking cams
atc and atc guide
12 bd nylon runners
harnesses
helmets
2 cordelettes

Ihave climbed in other areas but am new to nc any info would be great.


edge


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Why so many lockers? Three should be plenty.


rsmillbern


Dec 6, 2013, 5:36 AM
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Generally, I would double up on the .75 to 2 cams, drop the hexes and 1 set of stoppers.

1 cordelette and 2-4 lockers should be good.

1 atc guide ( no need for 2??)

[Edit] : I am in Germany now, but I learned to climb in NC...


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bootlegger


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Ditto to Scott's comments. Double up on small to mid range (.5-2) cams, drop the hexes, one set of nuts generally sufficient, one ATC Guide, 4 lockers including the belay locker. If you are climbing the eyebrows at Looking Glass you will want Aliens or C3's. For many of the routes at Stone Mtn you just need a few draws for a 400-500 ft route. So it really depends on where you are climbing. Many of us carry 3-4 Tri-Cams, which provide extra mid-range pieces and are quite useful in some of the horizontal/pocket placements you tend to find in NC - not a necessity but sometimes handy. There are a few places, like Laurel Knob, where two ropes are necessary for the decent, so pay attention to the descent info in the guidebooks.


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