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tanaka
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Coolest piece of gear

Postby tanaka » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:03 pm

To help pass some time before the weekend.... What is the coolest piece of gear on your rack?
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Re: Coolest piece of gear

Postby Oakley » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:13 pm

Tibloc emergency ascender from Petzl and a set of micronuts from the nice people at BD...

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Re: Coolest piece of gear

Postby brianweaver » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:16 pm

I'd have to say my Wild Country Z1 cam. It's freaking tiny!!! I'll be terrified if I have to actually load it, I might wet myself if I fall on it. But I'll be very happy if I need it and it's the only thing small enough to fit the crack: 5.5mm - 7.8mm!!

After that, my new baby dragons! They are just too cool! :afro:
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Re: Coolest piece of gear

Postby mokganjetsi » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:52 pm

petzl reverso 3 / BD guide belay device. guide mode changes leader belays on trad from a nightmare to something like your first kiss.

a close second is the trango alpine equaliser. set-up hanging belays in a jiffy & weighs next to nothing.

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Re: Coolest piece of gear

Postby Russell Warren » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:05 pm

Omega Pacific Cams

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Re: Coolest piece of gear

Postby Cliff » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:22 pm

My new lunch box :lol:

I always landed up with squashed food at the crag, but thats a thing of the past now.

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Re: Coolest piece of gear

Postby Warren G » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:43 pm

I agree with Mok on this one: the Guide/Reverso device is a fantastic invention, and i pity the previous generations of climbers who had to make do with ATC and figure eights when multipitching. I have been toying with making a little video explaining exactly why I say this.

have you seen the new ones out from both brands? i haven't played with the Reverso, but to be honest the Guide is simply much lighter
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Re: Coolest piece of gear

Postby Funguye » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:46 pm

My hipflask...by far.
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Re: Coolest piece of gear

Postby Chris F » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:56 pm

Metolius Supercam. So freaking clever. When I'm not using it I'm playing with it. And the Supercam. :wink:

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Re: Coolest piece of gear

Postby Oakley » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:03 pm

@Cliff- please share, I still have this problem...What is the solution-

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Re: Coolest piece of gear

Postby pierre.joubert » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:25 pm

CAMP ball nuts - translates in Afrikaans to "knater ballas"
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For use in small cracks. Strongest and smallest active pro out there - check the #1 -> 3mm- 6mm range with 7kn strength.
Apparently a bitch to clean if you whip onto them, but... if you place one of these it is because there is nothing else.
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Re: Coolest piece of gear

Postby henkg » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:32 pm

The xtra gear loops on my harnass. Take some, cord, thread it through tight fitting plastic tubing from the hardware store, tie the ends to the existing loops and haul loop. Now you can rack a Beeeg rack.

Reverso is so cool, I got an xtra for my sport climbing friends when they belay me with the skinny ropes.
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Re: Coolest piece of gear

Postby mokganjetsi » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:07 pm

oi! forgot to mention the WC syncro harness - 7 gear loops is the future! everything & extra fits nicely; no clutter; even space for racking a few knater ballas :thumleft:

must say that henk's conversion also sounds like a great idea.

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Re: Coolest piece of gear

Postby tanaka » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:04 pm

I think ice axes are in the top ten coolest pieces of gear.
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Please don't paint it pink. It will loose points on the cool-scale! :thumleft:
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Re: Coolest piece of gear

Postby Justin » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:50 am

The Grigri is probably my favourite piece of gear, especially when someone is working a route to death.
Also useful for: going up/coming down ropes, rope soloing, pulling lines tight... the list goes on.
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Re: Coolest piece of gear

Postby Marshall1 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:32 am

Does my new bakkie count as gear?...its only used for climbing trips

If no....Edelrid Eddy...super cool! Edelrid Ravens - wow!

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Re: Coolest piece of gear

Postby BruceT » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:50 am

Henk - A1 idea! Maybe you could apply your mind to my little problem: My daughter is my second on easy, single pitch trad - I have a cheapo unpadded harness for her which has only ONE gear loop. She refuses to rack on a sling but the single loop gets full quickly...
I have considered doing what you have done, but across the full width of the harness waistbelt...
Can't see why it wouldn't work...
Oh I'm very broke currently and she doesn't climb that much which is why a new harness is low on my priority list...

My favourite gear: me olde Shunt - held more falls with way less fuss than any human... Doesn't need to be fed, watered or go for a pee, good listener, keeps its opinions to itself...

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Re: Coolest piece of gear

Postby Baldrick » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:06 am

My Ocun gear bandolier, the cross over straps for left and right loops makes it easy to sort your gear. stops all your stuff bunching up on a sling.

After that, my hip flask "for after action satisfaction"

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Re: Coolest piece of gear

Postby Q20 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:00 am

Several:
1. small climbing knife, doesn't matter on brand. Other than cutting cheese and ab cord they can really help get you out the sh*t.
2. offset wires (DMM), tiny slider nut (CAMP), ALIENS! :alien:
3. Shunt and Silent partner.
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Re: Coolest piece of gear

Postby Albert » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:49 am

Must be my little espresso machine for the morning brew in the cave..

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Re: Coolest piece of gear

Postby Chris F » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:53 pm

tanaka wrote:I think ice axes are in the top ten coolest pieces of gear.


Depnds on which ones surely? Whilst I love my Simond Pirahnas they are looking decidedly old school these days, but great minimalist design. If I did more winter stuff, or climbed harder I would definitely go for the Grivel Quantums. The X Monsters are a funky lookign bit if kit, but highly specialised and unsuitable for most climbers.

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Re: Coolest piece of gear

Postby CraigBurden » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:11 pm

Petzl Grigri 2! The most amazingly simple and effective gear ever! Makes belaying a friend trying that near impossible dyno on a 4 meter lead out a breeze! Love it!!
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