/ any more gear required for grit?
I'm heading down to England soon to try out some grit climbing - but was wondering if I needed any extra gear due to the different types of placements etc.
I've got two sets of nuts 3 cams and 5 hexes, I was thinking i might need some more cams or hexes but not too sure. (I'm sort of hoping you suggest that hexes will be just as good as it really would stretch the bank account to buy 3 more cams)
Thanks very much,
P.s I'm leading up to HVS (not sure how this transfers to grit though
Cams and Hex's on the other hand are easily fired into cracks and you can easily end up half way up with none left if your a bit scared! What sizes do you have already (Cams and Hex's)?
Thanks - seems like theres no rush to get some more gear then
You might want to think about a big cam for the not infrequent wide cracks. However there are a LOT of routes at Stannage where your current rack will be quite adequate.
One of the nice things about grit is that its often easy to tell from the bottom of a route whether your rack will be adequate for it.
Agree, but I always liked to have duplicates between size 4 and 7, as these seem to be the sizes most used.
Elsewhere on the site
Rock shoes stink – let’s face it. Boot Bananas are the perfect way to fight the funk and keep them fresh. They help... Read more
Tonight's Friday Night Video features the Norwegian town of Rjukan, once believed to be the home of the world's tallest... Read more
At a bar in Llanberis an old man chimed in And I thought he was out of his head Being a young man I just laughed it off When... Read more
Perhaps the perfect Xmas gift for the climber in your life... Wild Country's Crack School has two of the worlds best crack... Read more
F ounded in 1993, Mountain Hardwear are a pretty young mountaineering clothing and equipment manufacturer but are also one of... Read more