The Chief wrote:Basically there is never enough gear.
Modern day mentality.
Handful of nuts and cams along with climbing at ones strong ability was the rule back in the day.
ODD, you have never met me in person nor have you ever personally inventoried my rock climbing protection hardware collection. By what factual authority do you have in making such claim in order to contradict my claim in my original post regarding such:
The Chief was headed up for a 5 day backcountry FA excursion. The PIG contains everything including food, bivy sac, stove, cooking/eating kit, sleeping bag, hand drill, 30 bolts/hangers, 4 ropes, rack, hammer etc etc etc.
Thanks for the very nice plug, but both of your last two posts as do most of your posts here on SP, have absolutely nothing to do with the OP
pvnisher wrote:+1 on the light biners. I bought a bunch of whatever cheap carabiners I could find, and now I wish I had bought the lightest ones around from the very beginning.
Yup, spot-on. Absolutely right. Most of my biners are older BD ovals because that's what I could afford then. There's nothing wrong with them, they work just fine, so I still have them. That said, when I climb on my most regular partner's rack, he has lots of brand-new shiny wire gates (OP? Camp? Can't remember.) that weigh less than half of what my ovals weigh. I'm not a gearhead or a weight weenie, but DANG it's awfully nice to cut part of your rack weight in half!
Vitaliy M. wrote: Omega Pacific emphasizes that proper placement in line with the direction of pull is critical for placing Link Cams. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, as we should be concentrating on proper placement for all camming units, we feel that some other cams are more forgiving of marginal diligence in placement than the Link Cam."
Must be placed well. Not sure if it is a good thing to throw one in quickly at the crux without properly inspecting the placement.
The Chief wrote:Be careful with them Link Cams. They do have a terrible habit of fixing themselves if over extended in the most obscure locations.
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