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Voted 6/10

I'm not totally sure about the relevance of this page. I think it's pretty obvious to most regarding basic kit requirements. The main decisions are the specifics. Short vs long ice screws, leashless vs leashed axes, rigid vs hybrid crampons, single vs double rope, etc. I also question some of the items on this list. I've never carried avalanche rescue gear on water ice routes, nor carried a 3rd axe when using leashes! I also don't know anyone who uses ice pitons as 10cm ice screws take a second to place ultimately better protection higher up a pitch.
Posted May 18, 2007 6:39 pm

HalikuRe: ?


Hasn't voted

Thanks for your comments. This list was designed to be used as a checklist so gear wouldn't be forgotten at home when packing for a trip. In the US ice routes are often in the backcountry where you have to hike in--thus the avalanche gear is on the list. The blank lines are for your additions based on where you climb and what gear you need. Cheers!
Posted May 18, 2007 8:54 pm

BigLeeRe: ?


Voted 6/10

True. In Europe places like Rjukan and the Cirque de Gavarnie are easy to get to compared to routes I've read about in Canada, which seem a lot more isolated.
Posted May 19, 2007 9:28 am

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