Trad Talk... If you're in to that sort of thing...

Placing a cam? Slotting a nut? Slinging a tree?
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Re: Trad Talk... If you're in to that sort of thing...

Post by LK Day » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:32 am

climb2core wrote:Larry, can you go back to posting about politics? Anything but this trad stuff... ;)
Thanks! When I get back to politics I will say it was due to customer demand.

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Re: Trad Talk... If you're in to that sort of thing...

Post by caribe » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:32 pm

LK Day wrote:Not possible when you've stretched the rope and used every last inch just to reach the belay stance.
Not desirable unless you're swinging leads.
Very good sir. I concur.

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Re: Trad Talk... If you're in to that sort of thing...

Post by jjhellstrom01 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:28 pm

I can see there is obviously no love for the alpine equalizer on here, but I wouldn’t write it off so quickly as gimmicky. I don’t use it exclusively, but it’s actually very simple in design. You can use it with 2 piece or 3 piece anchors. I had never used one before until I moved out west and a couple dudes I climbed with had them. After a few pitches, I was sold enough to go out and get one! With a basic understanding of equalization, it is super simple and easy to use. All you need to do is find 3 solid pieces and then connect the dots. Allows you to save your slings for the pitches and being that it’s really only one piece, seems to me me it does K.I.S.S. At the end of the day, there are more ways than stars in the sky to build anchors. It just comes down to what you know and feel comfortable with.

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Re: Trad Talk... If you're in to that sort of thing...

Post by clif » Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:45 pm

would someone bring me up to date? what's K.I.S.S? is there a difference between a Rabbit (what's that?-ok, that's a long sling with biners sewn in like a limp dogbone) and a cordlette?

and so, what exactly is the advantage? saves your slings? because yeah, heavy?
training is for people who care, i have a job.

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Re: Trad Talk... If you're in to that sort of thing...

Post by the midas touch 123 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:41 pm

Keep It Simple Stupid

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Re: Trad Talk... If you're in to that sort of thing...

Post by climb2core » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:52 pm

the midas touch 123 wrote:Keep It Simple Stupid
I think you meant to say:

Keep It Simple Stupid, stupid.

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Re: Trad Talk... If you're in to that sort of thing...

Post by Cramsie » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:22 pm

Rabbit sling is essentially a cordalette, it's just a long piece of webbing with two sewn loops (a floppy dogbone (just like cromper's mom)). It has other uses and it is less bulky than a cordalette (not like that trango thing). The only reason I own one is because I got it from someone. I wouldn't run out and buy one.

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Re: Trad Talk... If you're in to that sort of thing...

Post by monty4355 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:47 pm

Cramsie wrote:Rabbit sling is essentially a cordalette, it's just a long piece of webbing with two sewn loops (a floppy dogbone (just like cromper's mom)). It has other uses and it is less bulky than a cordalette (not like that trango thing). The only reason I own one is because I got it from someone. I wouldn't run out and buy one.
I didnt think you climbed anymore anyways?? Atleast cracks in rock...

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