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rockjock04


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I am ready to purchase my own equipment. For basic top roping, what I think i need is:
-9mm rope dynamic. (only dry climbing)
-3 locking biners(2 top anchor, 1 belay)
-at least 4 normal biners
-webbing, (what material should i use?)
-Belay device (ATC)
-Harness
-webbing for gear holding

Does anyone have any suggestions on what brand or type of equipment. like screwgate or autolock. especially need to know how much webbing I will need. Please Help! I will appreciate anything. Im dying to climb and cant cause I got no equip. answer fast. plz

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Just get two quickdraws and a rope.


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Here ya go...

I would suggest several different lengths of webbing. This will allow you to construct safe anchors from various options at the top of the climb. Also, Get two quickdraws so that you can set up a quick TR on any route with anchors set at the top.

So:

2 - 5ft. lengths
2 - 10ft. lengths
1 - 25ft. length
1 - 30ft. length

2 - quickdraws
2 - regular oval biners (make sure you have them opposed on the setup)
1 - locking biner

This should take care of you. Of course, you will now need the rope, harness, belay device, and shoes. You probably have those already it sounds like.

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For setting up a TR, I'd want a 25 foot piece of webbing, then a few smaller pieces of 7 or 8 mil cord. Buy lots of lockers, when you start trad, you'll be glad you have them. YOu can't go wrong buying up to 6 lockers.

I wouldn't want a 9 mil rope for TRing, there was a thread about ropes a week ago, try to find it in the search function.

I also prefer beefy locking crabs. I don't like autolockers much, because sometimes the sleeve will shut before the biner itself does, which is bad. Just double check a twist lock.

Also, always build your anchors with redundancy, and always use trees atleast 6 inches in diameter if it's your main piece.

Have fun.

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For setting up a TR, I have several pieces of webbing ranging in length from 5ft to 40ft. some slings and a daisy chain (unnecessary) as well as 6 lockers and like 4 ovals. As for rope, I TR with a 10.5 and lead with either a 9.9 or a 10.2. 9mm is twin rope and even though I have used them to TR before, its not recommended. and get a couple draws too for fixed anchors. If anchoring off a tree,always use at least two individual set-ups incase one breaks, three is better. I know i overdo it with anchors, but better to be safe. Have fun.


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Hey man, being safe lets you have a clear mind. A clear mind lets you climb better. Climbing better means you'll be enjoying yourself, and enjoying yourself is what life is all about right?


BTW, don't forget a helmet on that list!


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