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clickup: 1.75 years of constant use

Post by caribe » Wed May 30, 2012 1:02 pm

Excellent performance
Photo review of the wear: a groove in an HMS biner shown below. Replaced it early.
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Re: clickup: 1.75 years of constant use

Post by kneebar » Thu May 31, 2012 10:17 am

You are like there poster child Caribe! :lol: How many other climbers out there have used one and what opinions do they have about it? Can it be used improperly?

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Re: clickup: 1.75 years of constant use

Post by Jeff » Thu May 31, 2012 10:24 am

Caribe, that thing looks pretty sweet. Might have to check one out. Why have you never mentioned this device before??

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Post by dustonian » Thu May 31, 2012 10:55 am

Jeff wrote:Why have you never mentioned this device before??
haha classic!!!

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Post by pigsteak » Thu May 31, 2012 10:58 am

o snap!!!!
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Re: clickup: 1.75 years of constant use

Post by dustonian » Thu May 31, 2012 11:00 am

Ken, I've used it and was pretty impressed. A definite improvement on other locking-assist devices for it's simplicity and lack of moving parts. Lowering is slightly awkward but not that bad.

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Re: clickup: 1.75 years of constant use

Post by Andrew » Thu May 31, 2012 11:05 am

I have used it to and really liked it. I was doing everything I can to screw it up while belaying Caribe and I couldn't. It does seem like an improvement of both simplicity and safety. No moving parts to get clogged or cams to hold down, even if you try to hold the device down it will still pull up and lock.
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Re: clickup: 1.75 years of constant use

Post by tradotto » Thu May 31, 2012 11:09 am

Where do I get one?
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Re: clickup: 1.75 years of constant use

Post by Brentucky » Thu May 31, 2012 11:12 am

I once used it to catch caribe, and I short-roped him with it and had momentary trouble getting rope out. It was probably user error, but I still wanted my grigri back so I could do what I needed to do. After all caribe's posts on it though I want to give it another try. Also, it sounds like it might suck to catch people mostly hangdogging on TR.

caribe, 1.75 years of constant use is what you do in a lab. You have given it 1.75 years of hardly any use in the grand scheme of 1.75 years.
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Re: clickup: 1.75 years of constant use

Post by dfspau2 » Thu May 31, 2012 11:20 am

It is easy to short rope people when first starting to use the clickup, but after a day of use almost everyone who I've seen use it falls in love... I've been using one for about a year now and the only time I ever use a gri gri is for top rope but for lead I would never switch back to a gri gri...
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Re: clickup: 1.75 years of constant use

Post by climb2core » Thu May 31, 2012 11:29 am

Caribe, you have me curious enough to want to try it. I would start asking for royalties.

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Re: clickup: 1.75 years of constant use

Post by pigsteak » Thu May 31, 2012 11:45 am

can I use it hands free to bolt like I do with a gri gri?
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Re: clickup: 1.75 years of constant use

Post by dustonian » Thu May 31, 2012 11:48 am

pigsteak wrote:can I use it hands free to bolt like I do with a gri gri?
I actually did use it for ascending and rapping a fixed line once. It worked pretty well, but it is not really the best device for that and I much prefer the grigri + jumar setup (or 2 jumars, or 1 jumar + traxion, if the rope is "sticky"). I would definitely recommend a backup knot or two in the rope... but the same goes for a grigri.

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Re: clickup: 1.75 years of constant use

Post by caribe » Thu May 31, 2012 12:57 pm

I really do need to get off this tip, I can totally see you guys taking the piss out of me for it. Fucking Bram pushed my buttons in the last thread. I should have just left it alone, but that guy just rubs me the wrong way sometimes. :?
- I see this new announcement as simply informative regarding how the device wears, instead of the safety and optimum operation of the device. I could not make a statement regarding how the device wears over time until now. The answer is the device wears at the biner. If you don't want to replace biners every two years with the clickup you should use a steel HMS biner.
- Tradotto: get em at J&H in Lexington
or $50 at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Cypher-Click-Up-B ... 625&sr=8-3)
or (http://www.campsaver.com/click-up?gclid ... 4Aod6H6iWw)
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Re: clickup: 1.75 years of constant use

Post by caribe » Thu May 31, 2012 1:00 pm

Brentucky wrote: Also, it sounds like it might suck to catch people mostly hangdogging on TR.
Why? It locks . . . why should one locking device be any different belaying a hangdogger on TR or redpointing versus another? I have experienced no difference between Grigri and Clickukp when it comes to hangdoggers.

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