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Ultra light Climbing gear

Postby climbxclimb » Wed May 19, 2010 5:22 am

I would like to start a discussion here about ultra light climbing gear and maybe later create a section on the Summitpost Gear.

The purpose is to identify the lightest gear on the market that perform also extremely well.



I will start with a few items which in my experience are in this category:



Rock gear:



Wild Country Super light rock nuts



DMM Phantom Screwgate carabiner



BD Vaporlock Screwgate carabiner



Mammut Moses wiregate carabiners



Mammut 13/" Dyneema sling



Ice Tools:

Grivel Quantum Light

Clothing:

Wild Things Super light Alpinist Jacket

Wild Things Super light Alpinist Pants


Packs:

Wild Things Ice Sac


Thoughs?
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Postby goatboy smellz » Wed May 19, 2010 2:24 pm

Before you start scrimping on grams and ounces on your rack look in the mirror and see if you need to cut weight where it counts.
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Postby welle » Wed May 19, 2010 3:01 pm

Trango Superfly Lockers!!!
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Postby Alpinisto » Wed May 19, 2010 6:01 pm

Wild Country Helium Wiregates!

(Gotta love that keylock nose...)
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Topic: Ultra light Climbing gear

Postby mountainmandoug » Wed May 19, 2010 6:03 pm

All of the Cilo Gear packs

The Camp XLH 95 harness

Petzle Aztarex Ice tools

BD Raven Pro ice-axe

Sterling Nano 9.2mm rope

Camp Nano 23 'biners

Dmm Bugett Belay Device

Oware Cattarp

Petzle Irvis Cranpons
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Postby climbxclimb » Wed May 19, 2010 7:24 pm

goatboy smellz wrote:Before you start scrimping on grams and ounces on your rack look in the mirror and see if you need to cut weight where it counts.

this is not about srcimping gear but a bout listing the lightest and stiil reliable one....BTW I trimmed already everything I could on my body....let`s see yours....


Adding to the list:

Mammut 8mm Phoenix double ropes

Petzl Sarken Crampons
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Postby 96avs01 » Wed May 19, 2010 8:27 pm

welle wrote:Trango Superfly Lockers!!!


and their wiregates!!!
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Postby climbxclimb » Wed May 19, 2010 8:52 pm

I added a Category in the Gear Section....
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Postby goatboy smellz » Wed May 19, 2010 10:51 pm

I was not talking about you personally.

My comment was referring that most ultra light climbing gear sucks compared
to what it is trying to replace. Carrying dyneema slings for weight savings over
nylon runners on a multi pitch climb seems like overkill or having a light jacket
rip open on a tree branch while skiing is not worth the trouble. Although light ropes
and biners can add up and keeping those items light does make a difference.

I’m just bitter because I break light gear and have tended to err on the item just
one up from the lightest, hoping for a little more durability.
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Postby MScholes » Wed May 19, 2010 11:00 pm

In regards to runners, the BD 10mm dyneema runners are simply great! I use them for everything, incredibly strong and very abrasion resistant when in those un-ideal situations where edges can cut up ropes/runners.
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Postby bird » Thu May 20, 2010 12:30 am

goatboy smellz wrote:Before you start scrimping on grams and ounces on your rack look in the mirror and see if you need to cut weight where it counts.

It always cracks me up to see dudes spending $8,000 on a bike to shave ounces when they have 20 lbs or more around their waist.
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Postby bird » Thu May 20, 2010 12:32 am

climbxclimb wrote:
goatboy smellz wrote:Before you start scrimping on grams and ounces on your rack look in the mirror and see if you need to cut weight where it counts.

this is not about srcimping gear but a bout listing the lightest and stiil reliable one....BTW I trimmed already everything I could on my body....let`s see yours....


Adding to the list:

Mammut 8mm Phoenix double ropes

Petzl Sarken Crampons

I can vouch for Climbx...He's ripped! :D
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Postby Kai » Thu May 20, 2010 1:53 am

Mammut Serenity 8.9mm rope

Monster 7.8mm half ropes

Grivel airtech crampons

Ushba Altai ice axe
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Postby Autoxfil » Thu May 20, 2010 1:58 am

welle wrote:Trango Superfly Lockers!!!


I much prefer the WC Neon- a gram or two heavier, but it's a keylock.

BD OZ shave big weight.

Foam helmet (I have a Tracer).

Metolius nuts and TCUs. A TCU weighs less than a similar sized nut!!

Tricams

ultra-light windshirts and shells - Pata M10 and Houdini.

Western Mountaineering

But the biggest thing:

leaving stuff home. Do more with less.
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Postby MScholes » Thu May 20, 2010 2:21 am

Autoxfil wrote:
welle wrote:Trango Superfly Lockers!!!


I much prefer the WC Neon- a gram or two heavier, but it's a keylock.

BD OZ shave big weight.

Foam helmet (I have a Tracer).

Metolius nuts and TCUs. A TCU weighs less than a similar sized nut!!

Tricams

ultra-light windshirts and shells - Pata M10 and Houdini.

Western Mountaineering

But the biggest thing:

leaving stuff home. Do more with less.


+1 , Definetly do more with less, and I'm recently a convert to the BD Oz, fantastic little thing it is! For a locker, i'll vouch for the vapourlock, I own 5 of them, and they've all seen heavy use for various things (not all climbing related) and they're still going.
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