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Dec 4, 2012
my buddy recommended looping a wristwatch around a leg loop for long days so you have a convenient timepiece that isnt on your wrist/in the way of jams, etc. i found the wristband could never get small enough. but i could hook the elastic band intended to hold extra leg loop webbing through the pins as if it were a wrist band. i hope this is making sense.

anyway, wanted to share/ see if anyone had a similar solution.

we'll see how long it holds up in the field

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Joined Apr 4, 2012
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Dec 4, 2012
Good work on using a bomber old casio watch. That will hold up a little better than modern stuff (my new phone is taking a pounding already!... just in the top of the pack). I would probably destroy the watch by around 2 pm, but if that was the turn around time, it did its job.
From Flag
Joined Feb 5, 2007
223 points
Dec 4, 2012
Ive done it without using the built in elastic strap, just the wrist band for the watch and its sufficed. Using that loop that is already there is pretty ingenious though. Definite fan. H..
From Washingtonville NY
Joined Apr 9, 2012
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Dec 4, 2012
Russ Just off the block
props for a good idea Danger-Russ Gordon
From Tempe, AZ
Joined Nov 30, 2011
222 points
Dec 4, 2012
Put it in your pocket. That seems silly to me. Just going to get trashed. 1Eric Rhicard
Joined Feb 15, 2006
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Dec 4, 2012
nice idea

mount the watch on the elastic with the face towards the padding on the harness, should still be easy enough to flip over and see the time but a little more protected from getting trashed against the rock, your gear, etc.
From Madison, WI
Joined Jun 5, 2011
15 points
Dec 5, 2012
Getting up the Great Dihedral on Hallet Peak, RMNP...
Yep! Good idea for sure. I often just loop a watch around my waist belt and just turn it in toward my stomach. Tends to work well, but sometimes it flips around without me knowing and I have scratched it up pretty easily.

Market it! Who knows...
Tony T.
From Denver, CO
Joined Jul 29, 2009
51 points
Dec 5, 2012
The Cathedral Spires in RMNP, left to right: Stile...
You could also just watch the sun. :-)

It would be cool if there was a way to mount that to the inside of a leg loop to protect it better..
Marc H
From Lafayette, CO
Joined May 10, 2007
280 points
Dec 5, 2012
I left my watch on my wrist the last time I went outside to TR. Last time I'll ever do that. ChristopherAust
From Ohio
Joined Jul 28, 2012
68 points
Dec 5, 2012
I keep mine in my pocket..for the few times I actually care what time it is while climbing..otherwise, as stated above - I just "watch" the sun. gearwhore
From Orange, CA
Joined Oct 20, 2011
6 points
Dec 5, 2012
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
What? You don't wear a giant clock around your neck on a heavy chain like the 90's rappers did? And it might double as a giant chock if you're lucky. Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,092 points
Dec 6, 2012
John Marsella wrote:

Anyone else agree that hearing "YEAH BOI" while climbing would be less annoying than "ALLE" or "VENGA"?
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