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Wooden Hexentric
Those were the days we did not have any big piece of pro. So I made my own wood hexentric and it took me to most of the rad pitches of some first ascents. That piece is clearly visible in the photo and I still sometimes use it just to keep fresh that sprit.

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Dan DaltonWhat happens if you fall hard enough?

Dan Dalton

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Doesn't wood break? Even if you are using oak or something hard, I would imagine a good fall could just crack the piece in half. It is extreme and badass nevertheless, but I was curious as to how effective it actual is.

Dan
Posted Dec 31, 2006 3:28 pm

desainmeThere are some climbs

desainme

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in the Red River Gorge that were initially protected by big white oak chocks.
Posted Dec 31, 2006 3:39 pm

Jeroen VelsThanks

Jeroen Vels

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for attaching to the gear album nurettin. This is some pretty cool stuff.

Cheers
Posted Dec 31, 2006 4:03 pm

nurettinRe: Thanks

nurettin

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..for the nice album!
Posted Jan 4, 2007 12:01 pm

BCL???

BCL

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did you ever fall on it?
Posted Jan 1, 2007 6:24 am

nurettinRe: ???

nurettin

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I used it in our basalt crack area and I made it specifically for the route Takozlarin Efendisi, 5.11-. There is nothing on basalt surfaces to chip it off or brake and it jams perfectly just before the crux.

It worked perfectly in some short falls (one is 2 m and other is around 1 m) but of course I can never say it is bomber.

On that route you put this hex in place then must pass a nice stem roof without handholds. And you are so close to fall before reaching knee size offwidth.
Posted Jan 4, 2007 9:06 am

BoulderhoundCool

Boulderhound

Voted 10/10

We have a few routes out here that will need slung 2x4's to protect as we do not have real big gear like the BigBros and such. Hey its Oldschool I know. They used to do that in Vedawoo,Wyoming.
Posted Jan 12, 2007 5:23 pm

nurettinRe: Cool

nurettin

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It helps to understand better today's modern gear. Cheers.
Posted Jan 13, 2007 1:58 pm

robojedaHC

robojeda

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Hard Core.
Posted Feb 13, 2007 6:43 am

mamareza_iriyashasa hami turklar

mamareza_iri

Voted 10/10

slam arkha dash ban da turkam.
iranoyam.abhar shahiri.ban hami turklari seviram...
turkiye chokh guozal bir kishvar di...
Posted May 29, 2007 7:12 am

nurettinRe: yashasa hami turklar

nurettin

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Evet, memnun oldum.
Posted May 30, 2007 7:11 am

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on Dec 29, 2006 8:04 am

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