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By Tony T.
From Denver, CO
Sep 12, 2012
Getting up the Great Dihedral on Hallet Peak, RMNP.
I really think that climbing involves figuring out what works best for you and disregarding the rest. If you find that it helps you to color code your 'biners, neat. If you're not sure, then try different methods and systems out until you figure out one that works best for you.

When I finally cobbled together a rack, it was Camalots and I did buy a Neutrino rackpack. Had the colored Nano 22 rackpack been out, I would have bought those instead for their weight and price.

Also, anyone notice that BD came out with color coded Oz rackpacks? They don't seem that appealing though for the price considering their weight and size as compared to what CAMP offers in Photons or Nanos.

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By kBobby
From Spokane, WA
Sep 12, 2012
My cams have color-matching carabiners. Some are neutrinos, some are other brands. I started doing so before BD came out with the colored neutrino packs. It works for me. I don't give a shit if anyone else does so or doesn't do so. I also don't give a a shit if anyone thinks that I am somehow "doing it wrong" because I rack this way. What's with all the hate here lately?

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By rogerbenton
Sep 12, 2012
Whoever this guy is, he's just plain irresponsible.
lets put it this way-

if you need biners, and they are the same price, and your rack is c3's/c4's, the colored neutrinos (or similar) will only make things easier.

will they make you climb harder?

no

are they nice to have?

yes.

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By camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Sep 12, 2012
You stay away from mah pig!
I don't know anyone who matches cam colors to biner colors. This is obviously just a marketing move by companies like BD who want people to buy new biners.

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By BigJuggsjohnson
Sep 12, 2012
Stones
First, to gain any credibility : are you all 'Yourneymen'? Cos if your not all this is just silly talk about how people prefer to rack their cams.

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By BigJuggsjohnson
Sep 12, 2012
Stones
I misspelled it. Its ' Yhournaymen' ! Eh?

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By Emmett Lyman
From Washington, DC
Sep 12, 2012
Personal photo
I match. Thought it might be nice when I started my rack a few years ago. Doesn't make any difference when I mix cams with partners, but I keep doing it for s--ts and giggles. But if it works for some people, more power to 'em.

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By randy88fj62
Sep 12, 2012
Thunderbolt Peak in the Palisades
I rack different types of gear with different types of wiregates.
i.e. petzl Ange Lís for cams, red WC wiregates for extended slings, orange wiregates for offset cams, and teal OP Five-0ís for nuts.
Do whatever works for you. Have fun and enjoy climbing.

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By Ian Stewart
Sep 12, 2012
camhead wrote:
I don't know anyone who matches cam colors to biner colors. This is obviously just a marketing move by companies like BD who want people to buy new biners.


If by "marketing move" you mean "making your rack slightly more convenient at the same price" then yes, you're correct. I'm sure BD would LOVE everybody to go out and replace their old biners with color-coded ones, but I doubt that ever really happens. Instead, when somebody buys a new cam they'll need a racking biner...and if you need to buy one, why not make it the same color as the cam anyways?

All my C4's have color-matched biners, because I bought them when I bought the cams anyways. Of course I could still climb fine without the color matching, but I do find it convenient: if I need a #3 I just grab the blue biner off my back gear loop. My mastercams are racked on plain silver wiregates that I had kicking around

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By Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Sep 12, 2012
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
No. I climb with BD and Metolius cams and use the normal silver colored wiregates for everything. I have seen people do what you're talking about though. I think it looks prissy. I've even seen someone put matching colored tape on the wires of their stoppers... Super lame. You learn to memorize the sizes more than anything. If you actually climb with them, the color just blends to gray eventually.

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By Vaughne
Sep 12, 2012
I have mild OCD so mine are all color matched (C4s and Neutrinos). I don't think it helps much but I was buying 'biners anyway. I even color match 'biners and slings. Don't judge me!

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By bearbreeder
Sep 12, 2012
kBobby wrote:
I also don't give a a shit if anyone thinks that I am somehow "doing it wrong" because I rack this way. What's with all the hate here lately?



thats the great thing about climbers ... if you arent doing it the way they do it ... yr an idiot and wrong ;)

they all think they have the one and only solution because theyve been climbing for X number of decades, or can lead 5.XX climb or can run it out till the cows come home =P

ESPECIALLY when it comes to telling you how to rack yr gear on what biners !!!

look at these idiots doing it "wrong" ... dont they know they should only rack the MP approved way =O


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By Wannabe
Sep 12, 2012
Yup. Do it. New rack so I got the new biners. On sale too.

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By Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Sep 12, 2012
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after a day of cragging.
Often when I'm thrutching my way up a route that should be within my abilities I think "Goddammit. If I had just racked with all silver biners I wouldn't be making these rookie technique mistakes." Then I go back to my site and drink myself into a stupor from the shame of being a color-coordinated n00b.

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By Ryan N
From San Louis Obispo
Sep 12, 2012
RJN
Boissal actually read my ticks. Several 11's up to 11d. And those aren't all my climbs. I'm just being sarcastic in my original comment but FYI, next time read the whole profile . And as for the "not proud" of a quad set I'm not, I just have the means to have them so why not?

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By user id
Sep 12, 2012
DUDE! Your ankles....
camhead wrote:
I don't know anyone who matches cam colors to biner colors. This is obviously just a marketing move by companies like BD who want people to buy new biners.

Exactly. And this is a thread dedicated to all those proud color-coding sheep.

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By Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Sep 12, 2012
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
Jake Jones wrote:
Often when I'm thrutching my way up a route that should be within my abilities I think "Goddammit. If I had just racked with all silver biners I wouldn't be making these rookie technique mistakes." Then I go back to my site and drink myself into a stupor from the shame of being a color-coordinated n00b.


hahaha, well at least next time you'll know better.

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By Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Sep 12, 2012
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after a day of cragging.
Lol. Please Jon, don't make it any more painful than it already is. I have precisely 21 colored biners that I'm now scared to take out in public lest I be flogged for being the unwitting victim of dastardly corporate gimmicking.

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By Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Sep 12, 2012
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
Jake Jones wrote:
Lol. Please Jon, don't make it any more painful than it already is. I have precisely 21 colored biners that I'm now scared to take out in public lest I be flogged for being the unwitting victim of dastardly corporate gimmicking.


It's ok. Really, the color of the gear you use don't matter none. It's how well you use it. Am I right? It's a free country. I accept biners of all colors and creeds.

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By Jason Todd
From Ranchester, WY
Sep 12, 2012
Moss
Wild Country was the first to do this. All my gray biners exactly match my gray friends.

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By Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Sep 12, 2012
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after a day of cragging.
Thanks for not being a binerist.

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By Stephan Doyle
Sep 12, 2012
All else being equal, I like to color code my biners.

I would also like to color code my wardrobe.

I've never gotten around to either.

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By Dom
Administrator
From New Brunswick Canada
Sep 12, 2012
Moby dick 5.11-
this:
rogerbenton wrote:
lets put it this way- if you need biners, and they are the same price, and your rack is c3's/c4's, the colored neutrinos (or similar) will only make things easier. will they make you climb harder? no are they nice to have? yes.

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By Richard88
From Sheridan, WY
Sep 12, 2012
piney creek canyon
I got some on sale one time and I have to say rarely do I pay attention to the color of biner...all I look for in a racking biner is an affordable light wiregate...the idea makes sense, but I tend to look at the cam and pay very little attention to the color of biner...I guess it just depends on what you look at

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By squiddo
From Mountain View, CA
Sep 12, 2012
A fine day at Reeds- Ejesta!
I do

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