No way man. Do you know how much plastic there is in brooms? Do you know what plastic is made from? Do you know how damaging that is to the environment? Psh. We should have just gone with lung power. Or farts.
yeah, but a hell of a lot more wasteful than elbow grease. Maybe you should get some better brushes or one of those compressed air tanks that are re-useable. The weight of all those cans can't be that much more than a 40 foot air hose and a tank...
To each his own, I suppose. I use canned air. You don't. I walk and bike a lot. You waste more fuel in your car. If people want to be mad at me and complain that I use canned air to clean my routes, be my guest. Everyone's entitled to his/her opinion. But I suggest you try it before you knock it.
tristan, you miss my point - i'm not mad at you. Its just funky, that's all. And I bet there is a recyclable way to do it. As far as walking and biking a lot - I did too when I was in college and had a feasable situation.
You may look into a compressed air tank for paintball - pick up a 3,000 psi tank and 68 cu in - will have plenty of air - then hook up a on/off valve with a piece of micro line - lots more air - and cheaper in the long run
I've used the pump method on a couple dozen pitches but like the canned air better. I've cleaned a couple hundred pitches with canned air, love it, and find it extremely effective. I'm sorry, climbing community and mother earth. Please absolve me of my sins. Then give my routes lots of stars here on MP.