goatboy smellz wrote: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.
I need to clarify...the purpose of the discussion and of the Gear Section I created, is to identify super light gear for fast and light alpine ascents, where light means fast and fast means relative safety...and ripping open your $500 shell is not a big deal as long as you bring back home you life....