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 Dalton

Dan Dalton - Dec 31, 2006 3:28 pm - Voted 10/10

What happens if you fall hard enough?

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

desainme

desainme - Dec 31, 2006 3:39 pm - Voted 10/10

There are some climbs

in the Red River Gorge that were initially protected by big white oak chocks.

Jeroen Vels

Jeroen Vels - Dec 31, 2006 4:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Thanks

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

Cheers

nurettin

nurettin - Jan 4, 2007 12:01 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Thanks

..for the nice album!

BCL

BCL - Jan 1, 2007 6:24 am - Voted 10/10

???

did you ever fall on it?

nurettin

nurettin - Jan 4, 2007 9:06 am - Hasn't voted

Re: ???

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.

Boulderhound

Boulderhound - Jan 12, 2007 5:23 pm - Voted 10/10

Cool

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.

nurettin

nurettin - Jan 13, 2007 1:58 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cool

It helps to understand better today's modern gear. Cheers.

robojeda

robojeda - Feb 13, 2007 6:43 am - Voted 10/10

HC

Hard Core.

mamareza_iri

mamareza_iri - May 29, 2007 7:12 am - Voted 10/10

yashasa hami turklar

slam arkha dash ban da turkam.
iranoyam.abhar shahiri.ban hami turklari seviram...
turkiye chokh guozal bir kishvar di...

nurettin

nurettin - May 30, 2007 7:11 am - Hasn't voted

Re: yashasa hami turklar

Evet, memnun oldum.

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