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Aug 21, 2012
just curious... if so, which route? Edward_
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Aug 21, 2012
I have. Just once. It was on Ragged Edges. kBobby
From Spokane, WA
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Aug 21, 2012
Intruder, 5.11+. Zion National Park. Photo: Matt K...
Yes, Sport Wanker Extraordinaire in the Calico Hills, Las Vegas. Andy Hansen
From Longmont, Colorado
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Aug 21, 2012
Bear Creek Spire, Sierras, CA
Basically just once..The Classic, Granite Mountain, Prescott, AZ MacM
From Cave Creek/Preskitt, AZ
Joined Feb 5, 2010
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Aug 21, 2012
not to hijack but what about the #5?

I picked one up but I'm debating on how useful it will be for me. It seems like Red Rocks always has wider stuff? Maybe I'll hold onto it for this season in Red rocks...
generationfourth
From Irvine, CA
Joined Mar 2, 2008
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Aug 21, 2012
Cams above the arm bar moves on Three Pigs in a Sl...
Yes. Go to Indian Creek and try some offwidths. Or Cashmere Crack in Little Cottonwood.

For the #5: maybe not a necessary placement, but I have found places at the Gunks where I've put it just to save the weight! (Don't ask why I hauled that sorry sucker up in the first place.)
Charlie S
From Ogden, UT
Joined Aug 23, 2007
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Aug 21, 2012
Jones Pk
#5 is nice on Owl Rock in Arches NP. #6 is still shiny and collecting dust in the gear closet. George Barnes
From Westminster, CO
Joined Mar 9, 2008
163 points
Aug 21, 2012
Skis!
Primrose dihedral, moses tradryan
Joined Feb 15, 2008
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Aug 21, 2012
The West Desert...it's not just for climbing, suck...
I used one on Community Pillar in Red Rocks. I used one on Sheila in Pine Creek Canyon (Bishop area). I think I've used it a couple other times but can't remember specifics. Aerili
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Mar 5, 2007
2,449 points
Aug 21, 2012
I cant remember the route, but I used two #5's, one #4, and one #6 on some route in josh. johnthethird
Joined Jan 6, 2012
12 points
Aug 21, 2012
I used a #6, but only once in self defense. bio
From mesa, az
Joined Dec 20, 2007
854 points
Aug 21, 2012
OTL
My rope gun had to borrow one so we could do Great White Book when the line on South Crack was too long last year.

Not our pic:

Great White Book, Tuolumne.
Great White Book, Tuolumne.
Matt N
From Santa Barbara, CA
Joined Oct 20, 2010
368 points
Aug 22, 2012
Which way again?
Wow, I wasn't aware that people bought sixes and didn't use them. Want to send surplus cams my way? Free gear thread anyone?

My triple 5s and 6s are scratched to hell, the old 4s and 5s weigh too much and still get use, the bros have followed my up a few things, mainly as belay anchor pieces (Bengal, Burlesque, other routes that start with "B").

I've also fallen on my Chouinard Tube Chocks, 9-11 hexes, and a girth-hitched slung bong (solid, somehow).

I think I'm officially a minority now. I haven't even climbed a thousandth of the offwidths I want to, yet.

You guys really don't use your cams? Weird...
Cunning Linguist
Joined Feb 15, 2007
2,478 points
Aug 22, 2012
THe Knows of Al Kepiten
Quite a few... But Moby Dick Ahab was one of the most notable. Its hard to call it an onsight when you spend over an hour squirming up 150ft but there it is none the less.

That six was tipped out as hell though
10b flaring squeeze hell.
10b flaring squeeze hell.
Jim Reynolds
Joined Mar 7, 2011
91 points
Aug 22, 2012
Out of the blue.  Photo by Mike W.
Weird question. Kind of like "anybody ever buy Climbing shoes and actually use them".

can't tell you how many times. In eldo, steamboat, moab, ic, vedauwoo.
Greg D
From Here
Joined Apr 5, 2006
960 points
Aug 22, 2012
Chillin' at City of Rocks
Yep many times at the Voo. Love that size!!!! Princess Mia
From Vail
Joined May 22, 2006
422 points
Aug 22, 2012
taking a break from climbing shoes before rapping ...
Our climbing club has a communal #6 that's passed on every year as a volunteer award. My mentor received the honor last year (the cam's 2nd time out). Part of the deal is that the cam must be placed on a climb at the Gunks and photographic evidence must be provided to the club.

She had me bring it up Baby. Stupid cam is bigger than my head - and it's too big for that crack!!
MaraC
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Aug 22, 2012
Sign near the Third Flatiron
She has:

Chris D
From the couch
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Aug 22, 2012
All the time in the desert, and multiple times on a FA called Sidewinder in the Fisher Towers, including one section where you do very insecure climbing past a tipped out #6 while trying not to kick it out.

Paul
Paul Gagner
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Aug 22, 2012
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.
many times, but hopefully years of counseling and thousands of dollars in co-pays and xanax will cure that problem.... slim
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Aug 22, 2012
dream canyon fun!
what? that is like saying has the sun come up today! all the time "fat crack" foe life!!!!1 Devin Fin
From DURANGO
Joined Jan 14, 2010
3,256 points
Aug 22, 2012
Mexican Border Fence
Edited to add location for photos. First two are Championship Wrestling in Jtree, third is Binge and Purge, IC.

The start...
The start...


Get into the wide side of things... I've noticed idefetish.com has been down for a while. That's where I go when I need some wide porn. I hope it gets up and running soon.

Runout on a tipped six
Runout on a tipped six


The six is handy on Binge and Purge. There's a million places to put one. Most normal people avoid climbing in those places. Try it. You might like it.

Bring the six or there will be trouble.
Bring the six or there will be trouble.
Jamie Henrichsen
From Lake Morena, CA
Joined Oct 19, 2009
63 points
Aug 22, 2012
Chillin' at City of Rocks
On the way to the Voo as we speak. I hope to place my #6s a lot!!! Princess Mia
From Vail
Joined May 22, 2006
422 points
Aug 22, 2012
Top of Half Dome, after climbing Snake Dike
Maneater-Jtree
Maneater-Jtree



Do you like to climb OW if you do, then you probably want some big cams!
Elush
From CA
Joined Nov 10, 2008
170 points
Aug 22, 2012
I guess I don't go out of my way to seek OW so I haven't used one yet. Ha!

(Oh for those wondering... I was asking cause I don't have a #6 and the topic came up in discussion, where would I ever use one? (of the ones I want to do... easy-moderates, mostly in California and particularly Yosemite) Looked at even Steck-Salathe and it doesn't need one. I had thought about doing Ragged Edges, but I do have a #5)

Thanks for the all the replies. Greatly appreciated.
Edward_
Joined Feb 3, 2012
113 points
Aug 22, 2012
jibbing at chasm lake
Yep, and I have loved it every time. I was shut down more then once without it too. Ahhhh the 6, She's beautiful! skiclimber
Joined Jul 18, 2006
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