/ Climbing Tech in 2060 - predictions
So what do you think's going to evolve over the next 50?
Here is a couple of possibilities..
Graphene type materials that bond to the rock at the press of a button.
Flexible materials that stuff into cracks then solidify?
As the post loaded I was thinking myself of airbag style inflation protection to plug into a crack and inflate, wonder if the old shear thickening non-Newtonian fluids could be packaged to work that way ...
Instead of faffing with protection and ropes everyone will just solo but wear a jetpack incase they fall off
Augmented reality beta goggles.
Some sort of climbing forum where people don't argue.
> Instead of faffing with protection and ropes everyone will just solo but wear a jetpack incase they fall off
Like Capt Kirk?
Apart from the introduction of cams what exactly has changed significantly?
> Augmented reality beta goggles.
Probably less than 20 years off. The techs in its early stages.
That'll never happen but bolts could be obsolete if some bonding pads come in. What would the die-hard tradders moan about then!
Lighter ropes, krabs and slings.
So probably only harnesses, better shaped nuts and nut keys.
Oh, and a lot of YOU WILL DIE leaflets hanging off new gear thanks to the EU.
So not a lot really.
could also add
light effective ice gear
light effective insulation
and all for the masses (me)
slightly lighter gear for way more cash
and so much arguing about ethics
so not much change :)
> Probably less than 20 years off. The techs in its early stages.
The tech is here, what's missing is the data.
> Apart from the introduction of cams what exactly has changed significantly?
Innovative bolts from Bolt Products? ;-)
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