/ Climbing Tech in 2060 - predictions

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becauseitsthere - on 12 Oct 2013
Climbing technology has changed significantly over the last 50 years.
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?

Lil_Pete - on 12 Oct 2013
In reply to becauseitsthere:

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 ...

wiwwim - on 12 Oct 2013
In reply to becauseitsthere: rope as thin as paracord made from femtotubes, chalk matches rock colour on application.
ledifer on 12 Oct 2013
In reply to wiwwim:

Instead of faffing with protection and ropes everyone will just solo but wear a jetpack incase they fall off
Jonny2vests - on 12 Oct 2013
In reply to becauseitsthere:

Augmented reality beta goggles.

Some sort of climbing forum where people don't argue.
Jonny2vests - on 12 Oct 2013
In reply to ledifer:
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> Instead of faffing with protection and ropes everyone will just solo but wear a jetpack incase they fall off

Like Capt Kirk?
jimtitt - on 12 Oct 2013
In reply to becauseitsthere:
Apart from the introduction of cams what exactly has changed significantly?
becauseitsthere - on 12 Oct 2013
In reply to Jonny2vests:
> (In reply to becauseitsthere)
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> Augmented reality beta goggles.
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Probably less than 20 years off. The techs in its early stages.

> Some sort of climbing forum where people don't argue.

That'll never happen but bolts could be obsolete if some bonding pads come in. What would the die-hard tradders moan about then!
becauseitsthere - on 12 Oct 2013
In reply to wiwwim:

Good idea
Rick Graham on 12 Oct 2013
In reply to jimtitt:

> Apart from the introduction of cams what exactly has changed significantly?

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.
MFB - on 12 Oct 2013
In reply to Rick Graham:

could also add

light effective ice gear
light effective insulation

and all for the masses (me)
yeti on 12 Oct 2013
In reply to becauseitsthere:

slightly lighter gear for way more cash

and so much arguing about ethics

so not much change :)
Jonny2vests - on 12 Oct 2013
In reply to becauseitsthere:
> (In reply to Jonny2vests)
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> Probably less than 20 years off. The techs in its early stages.
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The tech is here, what's missing is the data.
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ian Ll-J - on 12 Oct 2013
In reply to jimtitt:
> (In reply to becauseitsthere)
> Apart from the introduction of cams what exactly has changed significantly?

Innovative bolts from Bolt Products? ;-)

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