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Comments by Vegasclimber10 (6)
Well it's working OK for me so far...it seems pretty basic to me next to the pics of peoples gear stores in their garages lol. But thanks.
Haha. Funny guy!
Yeah I guess, if you buy used gear over the Net, which I don't. All of this was purchased new with the exception of the HBs which came from a friend.
I don't put a price tag on my life.
Nothing in the smallest one. The two larger knots, have solid wooden balls in the core. Got them from a crafts shop.
No, the wrench is just there for scale. You do use a screwdriver and a pair of pliers, to help work the knot as tight as possible.
There are two ways to core larger fists; you can either use a solid core or a smaller diameter monkeys fist. Both are acceptable. I had one of the best knot climbers in Germany look at mine and he thought they were quite good, so apparently using the wood cores isn't too bad.
As far as cleaning them after a fall, I can say that just the standard figure 8 knot takes some work to get out in a standard placement. The knots really weld into the rock when placed properly. So I imagine a fall on one of them might place it permanently.
Hehe! I did go climbing on these, just got back from Germany where knots are the only pro allowed. Didn't get as much time on them as I wanted, but the placements felt very good actually. You place figure 8 knots on slings more often then the monkey's fists.
I will probably do a few routes over here (easy ones) just so I feel like I'm getting my moneys worth out of it. The whole rack cost me about 75 bucks I think. I will post up a picture of it when I get the time.
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