Ultra light Climbing gear

Post climbing gear-related questions, offer advice. For classifieds, please use that forum.
User Avatar
climbxclimb

 
Posts: 205
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:37 am
Thanked: 2 times in 2 posts

Ultra light Climbing gear

by climbxclimb » Wed May 19, 2010 5:22 am

I would like to start a discussion here about ultra light climbing gear and maybe later create a section on the Summitpost Gear.

The purpose is to identify the lightest gear on the market that perform also extremely well.



I will start with a few items which in my experience are in this category:



Rock gear:



Wild Country Super light rock nuts



DMM Phantom Screwgate carabiner



BD Vaporlock Screwgate carabiner



Mammut Moses wiregate carabiners



Mammut 13/" Dyneema sling



Ice Tools:

Grivel Quantum Light

Clothing:

Wild Things Super light Alpinist Jacket

Wild Things Super light Alpinist Pants


Packs:

Wild Things Ice Sac


Thoughs?

no avatar
goatboy smellz

 
Posts: 121
Joined: Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:20 pm
Thanked: 0 time in 0 post

by goatboy smellz » Wed May 19, 2010 2:24 pm

Before you start scrimping on grams and ounces on your rack look in the mirror and see if you need to cut weight where it counts.

User Avatar
welle

 
Posts: 600
Joined: Wed May 14, 2008 9:08 pm
Thanked: 21 times in 17 posts

by welle » Wed May 19, 2010 3:01 pm

Trango Superfly Lockers!!!

User Avatar
Alpinisto

 
Posts: 554
Joined: Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:39 am
Thanked: 5 times in 4 posts

by Alpinisto » Wed May 19, 2010 6:01 pm

Wild Country Helium Wiregates!

(Gotta love that keylock nose...)

no avatar
mountainmandoug

 
Posts: 13
Joined: Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:16 pm
Thanked: 0 time in 0 post

Topic: Ultra light Climbing gear

by mountainmandoug » Wed May 19, 2010 6:03 pm

All of the Cilo Gear packs

The Camp XLH 95 harness

Petzle Aztarex Ice tools

BD Raven Pro ice-axe

Sterling Nano 9.2mm rope

Camp Nano 23 'biners

Dmm Bugett Belay Device

Oware Cattarp

Petzle Irvis Cranpons

User Avatar
climbxclimb

 
Posts: 205
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:37 am
Thanked: 2 times in 2 posts

by climbxclimb » Wed May 19, 2010 7:24 pm

goatboy smellz wrote:Before you start scrimping on grams and ounces on your rack look in the mirror and see if you need to cut weight where it counts.

this is not about srcimping gear but a bout listing the lightest and stiil reliable one....BTW I trimmed already everything I could on my body....let`s see yours....


Adding to the list:

Mammut 8mm Phoenix double ropes

Petzl Sarken Crampons

User Avatar
96avs01

 
Posts: 1551
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:31 pm
Thanked: 53 times in 43 posts

by 96avs01 » Wed May 19, 2010 8:27 pm

welle wrote:Trango Superfly Lockers!!!


and their wiregates!!!

User Avatar
climbxclimb

 
Posts: 205
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:37 am
Thanked: 2 times in 2 posts

by climbxclimb » Wed May 19, 2010 8:52 pm

I added a Category in the Gear Section....

no avatar
goatboy smellz

 
Posts: 121
Joined: Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:20 pm
Thanked: 0 time in 0 post

by goatboy smellz » Wed May 19, 2010 10:51 pm

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.

User Avatar
MScholes

 
Posts: 1149
Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:55 pm
Thanked: 4 times in 3 posts

by MScholes » Wed May 19, 2010 11:00 pm

In regards to runners, the BD 10mm dyneema runners are simply great! I use them for everything, incredibly strong and very abrasion resistant when in those un-ideal situations where edges can cut up ropes/runners.

User Avatar
bird

 
Posts: 513
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:41 pm
Thanked: 23 times in 21 posts

by bird » Thu May 20, 2010 12:30 am

goatboy smellz wrote:Before you start scrimping on grams and ounces on your rack look in the mirror and see if you need to cut weight where it counts.

It always cracks me up to see dudes spending $8,000 on a bike to shave ounces when they have 20 lbs or more around their waist.

User Avatar
bird

 
Posts: 513
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:41 pm
Thanked: 23 times in 21 posts

by bird » Thu May 20, 2010 12:32 am

climbxclimb wrote:
goatboy smellz wrote:Before you start scrimping on grams and ounces on your rack look in the mirror and see if you need to cut weight where it counts.

this is not about srcimping gear but a bout listing the lightest and stiil reliable one....BTW I trimmed already everything I could on my body....let`s see yours....


Adding to the list:

Mammut 8mm Phoenix double ropes

Petzl Sarken Crampons

I can vouch for Climbx...He's ripped! :D

User Avatar
Kai

 
Posts: 719
Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2005 2:26 pm
Thanked: 56 times in 42 posts

by Kai » Thu May 20, 2010 1:53 am

Mammut Serenity 8.9mm rope

Monster 7.8mm half ropes

Grivel airtech crampons

Ushba Altai ice axe

User Avatar
Autoxfil

 
Posts: 558
Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:40 pm
Thanked: 36 times in 29 posts

by Autoxfil » Thu May 20, 2010 1:58 am

welle wrote:Trango Superfly Lockers!!!


I much prefer the WC Neon- a gram or two heavier, but it's a keylock.

BD OZ shave big weight.

Foam helmet (I have a Tracer).

Metolius nuts and TCUs. A TCU weighs less than a similar sized nut!!

Tricams

ultra-light windshirts and shells - Pata M10 and Houdini.

Western Mountaineering

But the biggest thing:

leaving stuff home. Do more with less.

User Avatar
MScholes

 
Posts: 1149
Joined: Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:55 pm
Thanked: 4 times in 3 posts

by MScholes » Thu May 20, 2010 2:21 am

Autoxfil wrote:
welle wrote:Trango Superfly Lockers!!!


I much prefer the WC Neon- a gram or two heavier, but it's a keylock.

BD OZ shave big weight.

Foam helmet (I have a Tracer).

Metolius nuts and TCUs. A TCU weighs less than a similar sized nut!!

Tricams

ultra-light windshirts and shells - Pata M10 and Houdini.

Western Mountaineering

But the biggest thing:

leaving stuff home. Do more with less.


+1 , Definetly do more with less, and I'm recently a convert to the BD Oz, fantastic little thing it is! For a locker, i'll vouch for the vapourlock, I own 5 of them, and they've all seen heavy use for various things (not all climbing related) and they're still going.

Next

Return to Gear

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest