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Favortie gear choices for choss

Postby mfox79 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:11 am

I'm lookiing to climb some out of the way summits and the decent may involve some serious choss rappels. anyone goining out in the unexplored have favorite chioces for decent? pitos, nuts, slings? if the climb does not involve gear but the de3cent does what do you bring? Thanks in advance. just trying to shorten the load :D
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Re: Favortie gear choices for choss

Postby alpine345 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:45 am

I'm partial to slings and nuts because they're light and cheap. I usually bring 20 m of 9/16 or 15 mm tape and a set of leaver nuts (stoppers, hexes, tri-cams, whatever, mixed). I usually only bring pins in the winter when I otherwise have a tool with, unless I know for sure I need pins. Add a few (1 for each rap station) quick links or leaver biners to ease pull downs. And bring rap gloves and a helmet! Rocks'll be a flyin', guaranteed!
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Re: Favortie gear choices for choss

Postby Ben Beckerich » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:44 pm

I'll throw a couple bundles of 5mm cord in the pack, if my descent route is a question-mark. Cheap, and you can cut to needed length.
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Re: Favortie gear choices for choss

Postby kamil » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:41 am

Slings & pegs and hammer - at least in the place which I explore, which is an extremely chossy limestone. And yes, take a helmet as someone wrote before.
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Re: Favortie gear choices for choss

Postby ExcitableBoy » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:26 pm

I carry 20 meters of 6 mm cord and 2 - 4 KB/Bugaboo pitons and # 1 & 2 angle pitons, in addition to the 8 largest nuts and and the 4 largest hexes. If you anticipate others using your rappel route, add some hardware store 1/2" steel quick links.
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Re: Favortie gear choices for choss

Postby ExcitableBoy » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:28 pm

As alpine345, I only carry pitons in the winter when I have an ice hammer with me.
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Re: Favortie gear choices for choss

Postby mfox79 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:09 pm

Thanks everyone for the replies. I think I'll stick with a set of nuts and some 6mm cord.
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