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Topic - Tips for a lighter rack

JezH on 31 Jan 2013
I'd like to lose a little of the weight I'm carrying whilst climbing, if possible. I do the usual thing of trying to predict what gear I'll need from the base of a route, although I tend to be of the 'have it, but not need it' mentality, so I generally just end up either leaving the smallest or biggest cams behind. The rack I take to the crag is this:

1 set of nuts
1/2 set of nuts
1 set micro nuts
8 quickdraws
4 extenders/slingdraws
11 cams sizes 00-5 (dragons, with doubles 1-4)
5 screwgates (4+1 for belay plate)
belay plate

I haven't got the lightest krabs, but they're not heavy, mostly being prowires. The point is what can I do without rather than replace anyway. I'll carry 2-5 screwgates and a big sling depending on whether it's single or multi-pitch. The only place I can see making a saving is with cams. I generally climb in places such as Tremadog and Gogarth. What advice and ideas have people got or is this the standard sort of weight everyone carries?

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