/ Idea for cams
Sadly, they also get stuck from time to time.
A pullable plastic tag that "reserves" the last few mm of range would mean that more placements were put in optimal range and leave the second a desperation toggle to get a stuck cam out.
I only want free sets for life when it gets implemented.
How about a clip on rand that fits into peg holes on the edge of each cam?That would give slightly larger cams.For those placements in the non existent 2.5,3.5 cam range.
If it is put on sale and you buy some,buy me a pint.
Sorry to be negative , but Spinal Tap had an idea like that +Skint climbers would have to go back to shoplifting for their protection.
That would be "one free set" surely
Go double axle :)
I must say, ive never had to abandon a cam in any route.
Aside from in expanding features, do cams really get that irretrievably stuck that often?
I don't think the additional complication and cost are worth it for the benefit.
Well aren't you just a living legend...
Yeah but it's a good idea for when I over-cam all yours when I'm in a blind panic!
Yes I am, glad you noticed.
Yeah the only time i've come close is when daves leading and shoves a size 2 into a 1" crack.
Double Knee Bar obviously doesn't get out enough.I remember doing Centurion on the Ben about 5 years ago and there was hundreds of pounds worth of cams stuck in it then.
there's a size 4 in the chimney on the old man. i spent 20 minutes trying to get it out, gave up and when i got up to my belayer and told him he just laughed his tits off and said it was already there and he just used it as an extra. grrrrrrrrrrr
Elsewhere on the site
Nuts, wires, stoppers, chocks, wedges, whatever you want to call them, have been around for a long time. Initially made from... Read more
The Grivel A&D Ascender & Descender is brand new for Autumn 2014 and incorporates a revolutionary and innovative patented... Read more
Every so often you meet someone in climbing that makes you take a step back. Someone with a fire in their eye, passion in... Read more
Pete Whittaker has flashed the 32 pitch route Freerider 5.12d on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley over three days,... Read more
This survey is being conducted by the Outdoor Industries Association in order to find out more about how and why people... Read more