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Aug 5, 2012
OK, so I use my rack about five times a week and I pamper my gear. I figure why not? The stakes are high for both my partner and I, so I clean, oil, and fondle my rack often. . (yea I know how that sounds but its true, my cams are super smooth!!). So I'm wondering how many other people do this?? And I also want to see the jankiest gear people use, or stories related to questionable gear. What have you seen?

I want the stories that put hair on your chest and the whiskey go down easy. Or the stories that put the boys to shame and made the whiskey go down easy!



jbird
Joined Feb 13, 2012
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Aug 5, 2012
A whole lot of ugly in this thread... supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2...

As an example, a Dolt hanger with 1/4" bolt vs modern Metolius hanger and 3/8" bolt. Amazing what was considered "safe" back then...

Aric Datesman
Joined Sep 16, 2008
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Aug 5, 2012
All Killer No Filler wrote:
he said that he'd been using my slings as rappel backups for months as he kept forgetting his cord.

Ugh
Superclimber
Joined Mar 7, 2009
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Aug 5, 2012
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"so I clean, oil, and fondle my rack often"...



Sounds a wee bit ANAL if you ask me...(Or to put it another way, "n00bish")

I pretty much never clean my cams unless they get sticky as a MoFo and stop functioning all together...
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
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According to some my whole rack is shifty because I bought it used. I am noob but I don't clean oil or fondle my rack. I just use it.
Aug 5, 2012
Dreamweaver
Locker wrote:
"so I clean, oil, and fondle my rack often"... Sounds a wee bit ANAL if you ask me...(Or to put it another way, "n00bish")


Or, it sounds like someone who likes to take care of their gear.

But yeah, good point, I say neglect the items upon which our lives may one day depend...
Dave Bn
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Jul 13, 2011
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Aug 5, 2012
mountainlion
I inspect each piece (trigger wires, slings, and squeeze it) as it goes on my harness. I have noticed a trigger wire hanging by mere threads after a long fall on it. If the cam lobes seem to be sticking I get out the Metolius cam lube from the pack and fix it right there. Just me but this is just part of my routine as I get my head together for what is sure to be another onsight or a repeat of a classic. Eric Coffman
Joined Jun 22, 2009
817 points
Aug 5, 2012
When I was a bum at Frey
After a trip I check my gear as it goes back in storage and oil as needed. Not a bad idea IMO. Go through lead rope if it's taken a fall to feel for core shots and have cut large lengths off because of that check Medic741
From Pittsford, New York
Joined Apr 1, 2012
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Aug 5, 2012
I'm surprised this thread hasn't yet had a comment about cleaning your nuts daily. Aric Datesman
Joined Sep 16, 2008
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Aug 5, 2012
Rewritten
Aric Datesman wrote:
I'm surprised this thread hasn't yet had a comment about cleaning your nuts daily.


You only clean your nuts after they are placed in a crack...
Julius Beres
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jun 27, 2008
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Aug 6, 2012
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.
my friend dean's rack is always in bad shape. first pitch of a weekend at the creek and he had trigger wires break on 6 (!) of his cams. in one pitch. whenever we go out, i always call home rack advantage. slim
Joined Dec 1, 2004
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Aug 6, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
All Killer No Filler wrote:
Come out to Vegas and hang with Scary Larry. That'll put hair on your chest.



+1 Where has he been? Haven't seen him around here in awhile.
NickinCO
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