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Nov 1, 2012
Jake Sahl wrote:
Absolutely useless: rei.com/product/718303/black-d... Who needs to protect a handcrack?


Twos aren't hands for everyone.
Em Cos
From Boulder, CO
Joined Apr 21, 2010
6 points
Nov 1, 2012
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Gotta agree with Tim on this one:

"Kong Frog"

Yeah! Like I really NEED a few of those...
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,394 points
Nov 1, 2012
Shelf Rd
Another absolute necessity:

rei.com/product/719270/spiroll...
Kenan
Joined Apr 15, 2010
1,223 points
Nov 1, 2012
...
"Another absolute necessity:

www.rei.com/product/719270/spiroll-rope-protector"...



I'm heading to REI to buy a few of those as well!

LOL!
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,394 points
Nov 1, 2012
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
Locker wrote:
Gotta agree with Tim on this one: "Kong Frog" Yeah! Like I really NEED a few of those...


Nonsense. I have a full rack (baker's dozen) of these bad boys. And 7 on extendable slings. They're super awesome. Wouldn't dream of using anything else.
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
357 points
Nov 1, 2012
This is a novel auto blocking belay device.  I thi...
Scott Jones wrote:
it's hard to beat this thegearcaster.com/the_gearcast...

Useless, are you kidding? These are awesome, definitely need to show these off around town. Maybe I'll run into a girl with the skirt version.
Rick Blair
From Denver
Joined Oct 16, 2007
286 points
Nov 1, 2012
...
"Nonsense. I have a full rack (baker's dozen) of these bad boys. And 7 on extendable slings. They're super awesome. Wouldn't dream of using anything else."



As Xmas tree ornaments?
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,394 points
Nov 1, 2012
At the BRC
Locker wrote:
"Another absolute necessity: www.rei.com/product/719270/spiroll-rope-protector"... I'm heading to REI to buy a few of those as well! LOL!


They're two feet long, so I'm gonna need about 100 of them to protect my whole rope...good thing I don't have a 70.
Mark E Dixon
From Sprezzatura, Someday
Joined Nov 29, 2007
200 points
Nov 1, 2012
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
You guys are jerks. I'm guessing you think my trad rack is lame too?:

jamalots
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
357 points
Nov 1, 2012
railroad gin v0 FA. JOE DE LUCA
how about plastic nuts - set of eight

shop.gear4rocks.com/en/nuts-st...
Joe De Luca
From yucca valley
Joined Oct 24, 2012
43 points
Nov 1, 2012
This is a novel auto blocking belay device.  I thi...
Dude, show some respect
Review of www.Gear4Rocks.com set of 8 plastic stoppers.
Rick Blair
From Denver
Joined Oct 16, 2007
286 points
Nov 1, 2012
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
Rick Blair wrote:


I was just thinking that this was actually kind of a good idea...
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
357 points
Nov 1, 2012
me
Another absolute necessity: rei.com/product/719270/spiroll...


I would agree that this item is worthless to 99.9% of the public, however I have run into a few instances where I kind of wish I had something similar. While rappelling off of a single 70 meter rope to clean and suss out a new multi-pitch route, I jugged up afterwards, and to my horror the rope sheath had been completely worn through to the core by a seemingly harmless blunt rock bulge.

In the process if jugging out, the rope (which was dynamic) bounced up and down over a bulge, allowing the coarse granite surface to saw its way through the sheath. I quickly slid my ascender above the visible white core (while dangling 300 feet off the deck), thanked baby Jesus and all things that are holy, and came back next time with towels to wrap around the rope over that bulge.

Of course, many may say the best option is just to use a static rope to clean and suss out new routes, but being a poor college student, a $10 sheath like this seems like a cheaper alternative.

Yes, I know...poor ethics on my part for rapping the route and not doing it ground up. :p
MattL
From Boulder, CO
Joined Sep 4, 2008
223 points
Nov 1, 2012
...
"You guys are jerks. I'm guessing you think my trad rack is lame too?:

jamalots"




I personally can't give you any shit for that one, because I carry thirty of those on my rack.
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,394 points
Nov 1, 2012
When I was a bum at Frey
Cam extractor. Bam Medic741
From Pittsford, New York
Joined Apr 1, 2012
48 points
Nov 1, 2012
alpinist.com/doc/web11w/ms-ss-...

And at only $1,500, who isn't going to have this on their harness?
BoulderCharles
Joined Sep 22, 2011
27 points
Nov 2, 2012
These things seem useless.
m.undercovercondoms.com/p/prod...
Peter Blank
From Grand Junction, Colorado
Joined May 17, 2008
147 points
Nov 2, 2012
Indy pass
MattL wrote:
Another absolute necessity: rei.com/product/719270/spiroll... I would agree that this item is worthless to 99.9% of the public, however I have run into a few instances where I kind of wish I had something similar. While rappelling off of a single 70 meter rope to clean and suss out a new multi-pitch route, I jugged up afterwards, and to my horror the rope sheath had been completely worn through to the core by a seemingly harmless blunt rock bulge. In the process if jugging out, the rope (which was dynamic) bounced up and down over a bulge, allowing the coarse granite surface to saw its way through the sheath. I quickly slid my ascender above the visible white core (while dangling 300 feet off the deck), thanked baby Jesus and all things that are holy, and came back next time with towels to wrap around the rope over that bulge. Of course, many may say the best option is just to use a static rope to clean and suss out new routes, but being a poor college student, a $10 sheath like this seems like a cheaper alternative. Yes, I know...poor ethics on my part for rapping the route and not doing it ground up. :p


This. I've run into quite a few occasions where being able to protect the rope adds some peace of mind, primarily while aiding/jugging. That said, there are probably cheaper alternatives to be found at the hardware store but $10 isn't terrible.
Jason N.
From Grand Junction
Joined Mar 18, 2011
23 points
Nov 2, 2012
Anyone who is knocking rope protectors hasn't spent a lot of time aiding or jugging fixed lines. There are other solutions (re-belays, etc.) but having a lightweight protector in the haul bag is certainly nice.

edit for a missing word.
Steve86
Joined Jul 17, 2011
10 points
Nov 2, 2012
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"Anyone who is knocking rope protectors hasn't spent a lot of aiding or jugging fixed lines."


That's because many of us are busy climbing on rocks instead of ropes...

;-)



EDITED:

No disrespect meant to AID climbers...
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,394 points
Nov 2, 2012
Epic free solo with a pack on
the arcteryx sport-coat:

veilance.arcteryx.com/Product....
Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Joined May 4, 2011
700 points
Nov 2, 2012
Cold day at Smug's
Yo Momma'99 wrote:
ropebuckets! those things are totally useless. belay gloves are useless too....unless u r Stallone in Cliffhanger...

Obviously not an aid climber.
csproul
From Davis, CA
Joined Dec 3, 2009
218 points
Nov 2, 2012
Bocan
Ben Botelho wrote:
the arcteryx sport-coat


For some reason that whole "collection" just makes me sad.
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
952 points
Nov 2, 2012


because we needed obsolete technology, lighter!
frankstoneline
Joined Apr 23, 2009
22 points
Nov 2, 2012
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
Yo Momma'99 wrote:
ropebuckets! those things are totally useless. belay gloves are useless too....unless u r Stallone in Cliffhanger...


I use belay gloves... something about a ton of powered aluminum on my skin doesn't sit well with me ever since my grandfather died of alzheimer's:

bluh?

I know it's not confirmed and could just be psychological pro, but hey, they keep my hands pretty and my mind clean.
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
357 points


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