Back when I started climbing in high school my dad was terrified I was going to kill myself. He still worries but it has turned into a bit of tradition to get him something related to climbing each Christmas. Usually it has to do with aid or ice climbing since those seem to freak him out the most. If the gear is usable I tend to use it and if it isn't it becomes a decoration.
Does anyone have some ancient looking gear of any kind or some unusable ice screws that they would be willing to get rid of? I am hoping someone will have some old gear they just want to get rid of for the cost of shipping. It is fine if it is working but like I said my hope is to pay shipping for the gear. And I don't think anyone wants to give away perfectly good ice screws or other gear.
I posted this on MP as well but thought I might have some luck here as well.