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By Edward_
Aug 21, 2012

just curious... if so, which route?


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By kBobby
From Spokane, WA
Aug 21, 2012

I have. Just once. It was on Ragged Edges.


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By Andy Hansen
From Longmont, Colorado
Aug 21, 2012
Intruder, 5.11+. Zion National Park. Photo: Matt Kuehl

Yes, Sport Wanker Extraordinaire in the Calico Hills, Las Vegas.


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By MacM
From Cave Creek/Preskitt, AZ
Aug 21, 2012
3rd Day in JTree

Basically just once..The Classic, Granite Mountain, Prescott, AZ


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By generationfourth
From Irvine, CA
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...


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By Charlie S
From Ogden, UT
Aug 21, 2012
Cams above the arm bar moves on Three Pigs in a Slot, Indian Creek.

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.)


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By George Barnes
From Westminster, CO
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.


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By tradryan
Aug 21, 2012
Skis!

Primrose dihedral, moses


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By Aerili
From Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 21, 2012
Get down from there! <br /> <br />May 2013 <br />Photo by Duc

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.


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By johnthethird
Aug 21, 2012

I cant remember the route, but I used two #5's, one #4, and one #6 on some route in josh.


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By bio
From mesa, az
Aug 21, 2012

I used a #6, but only once in self defense.


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By Matt N
From Santa Barbara, CA
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.


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By Zappatista
Aug 22, 2012
Book me, officer.

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...


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By Jim Reynolds
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.


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By Greg D
From Here
Aug 22, 2012
Out of the blue.  Photo by Mike W. <br />

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.


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By Princess Mia
From Vail
Aug 22, 2012
Chillin' at City of Rocks

Yep many times at the Voo. Love that size!!!!


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By MaraC
Aug 22, 2012
taking a break from climbing shoes before rapping off Arrow

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!!


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By Chris D
From the couch
Aug 22, 2012
Sign near the Third Flatiron

She has:


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By Paul Gagner
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


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By slim
Administrator
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....


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By Devin Fin
From DURANGO
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


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By Jamie Henrichsen
From Lake Morena, CA
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 widefetish.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.


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By Princess Mia
From Vail
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!!!


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By Elush
From CA
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!


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By Edward_
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.


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By skiclimber
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!


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