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Topic - Tempt the misses into a new rack...

Oo on 25 Feb 2013
The misses and I have both started climbing, learnt with mates, etc. We've now borrowed mates' gear plenty times and so it's time to take the plunge before summer comes and the deals melt away with the frost. We've both got 'seconding gear' (harness, belay plate, crab x2, prussiks, chalk bag, helmet, nutkey) and a 60m single rope mainly used for leading indoors so far.

THE CHALLENGE
Climbing is definitely 'my thing' and so I have to confront the ever thrifty better half with a rack deal too good to refuse. So far I've got:

6x 18cm Prowires
6x 25cm Prowires
(1 of each draw broken down for racking biners)
104.94 http://www.needlesports.com/Catalogue/Rock-Climbing-Equipment/Quickdraws-2/Quickdraws/Needle-Sports-...


1-11 Wallnut
7-11 Offsets
1-4 Torque nuts
134.99 - http://www.v12outdoor.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=69_64&products_id=5903&oscsid=s0o8m...

11mm Dynema slings
1 x 240cm sling
2 x 120cm sling
3 x 60cm sling
39 http://www.v12outdoor.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=4816

DMM Aero Screwgate x5
37.76 http://www.needlesports.com/Catalogue/Rock-Climbing-Equipment/Karabiners/Standard-Screwgates/Aero-Sc...

This brings the total to 316.69.

Can you do any better?
Any tips?
Anything I've missed?

and what to do about cams... I've used 4CUs and I can't see that they're worth the money, I think they're horrid. I quite like the BD Camalots, but they are pricey. Anyone know any good deals? What are the best sizes for starters? Will be moving to Bristol and climbing in the vicinity.

All help advice and general mocking appreciated.

Ta in advance, Oo
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