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beyond_gravity


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once when i was leading, i jumped for a dyno that was up, so sideways as well, Anyhow the momentum swung the draws and one hit my dead on in the nuts. Does anyone know how to stop this from painfully happening again?


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Just have them removed


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    This has happened to me. Any who jest put the draws on the back of your harness. If the draws are really long I dont know what to do. Have fun


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I suggest wearing a cup when climbing! Boy wouldn't that be fun! Those are the quirks of climbing.


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I like being a gurl


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That sucks dude,
If you are concerned about it, and can prepare then there are solutions, but none of them are easy to use while climbing. The easiest way is to take a draw and clip one end of it behind the other draws and then clip the other end of it in front of the others. This method does not stop the swing but it is the easiest, that I have found.

Josh


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Just put your draws on the back of your harness and the longer ones you could clip both biners to the harness and clip them on realy good holds


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If...after trying all of the great advice listed above....you find that you continue to have this problem; May I suggest wearing shorts or pants while climbing. It has certainly helped me and I'm sure that it will work for you as well.

"May you dyno for holds without fear of having your nards molested by draws!"





beyond_gravity


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Hey guys, thats for the advice. I do were pant/s shorts and I tryed clipped them to the back of my harness, but i found someone even worse, A cam can swing from the back of your harness and reach. Thats much more painful because the heads are heavyer!


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Ahh, yes...the number 4 camalot to the scrotal region...I know it all too well (said with a high-pitch whimper...)
However; I will save that discussion for the trad forum.

All fun aside, using draws with shorter slings and clipping them to the rear gear loops seems to provide the best protection for the twins.

Happy climbing!


ravens_wing_jim


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I just gotta


treyr


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I would live with it and try to clip them to they dont nail you or you could wear a cup


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No one has mentioned the option of removing your nuts.


mightymucklebunk


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Climb upside down! That solves everything!


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Had this happen once. Started reracking me gear to avoid dis kinda ting. Cams on back of harness, takes longer to get to them but they go in the fastest. Chocks on front of harness. Biners and draws on gear sling.

This method takes a little getting used to but keeps the gear from swinging and beating on your body.


schlong


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Once i was doing a dyno for a hold around the side of a boulder to the right, didnt see the large lump of rock infront of my waist, remarkably little space was left between my crotch and the rock. Felt like crying. No point really, just that it hurt!


joemor


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free solo.... simple


beyond_gravity


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Well if i'm gonna free solo I may as well just use pitons, theres no way they could swing. But the hammer would be quite painful


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OUCH!!!


Partner jules


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/me winces

I second Nikegirl's motion; being a girl is good.


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