/ Tri Cams The Hidden Menace

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Asher Collins on 19 Sep 2016
There is a blight on the world of British trad climbing. This blight has a name. Tri Cams.

Using the exclusive interviews and statistical analysis I have constructed a case that will make even the most ardent tri cam fan reconsider their rack. Full details below.

https://climbonweb.wordpress.com/2016/09/19/tri-cams-the-hidden-menace/



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Patrickmcredmond - on 19 Sep 2016
In reply to Asher Collins:

I never realized !! I'll be leaving them behind from now on!
Michael Gordon - on 19 Sep 2016
In reply to Asher Collins:

Good stuff. And yes, they can be a real bugger to get out!
davidbeynon - on 19 Sep 2016
In reply to Asher Collins:

The seconds need to raise their game. If they have trouble removing them then tie them off until they succeed. If this means abbing off on your spare rope and leaving them to starve to death then so be it - you can always get the rope (and tricam) back later.

The real blight on climbing is the leaders who are going soft and permitting seconds to fail.
Misha - on 19 Sep 2016
In reply to Asher Collins:
Excellent.
flopsicle - on 19 Sep 2016
In reply to Asher Collins:

Awesome! Tell Tom my 8 yr old can get them out... (she also pulls the pounds out of trollies mind).
andrewmcleod - on 19 Sep 2016
In reply to Asher Collins:
I often tell new leaders, when placing gear, to spare a brief thought for their seconds who have to get the gear out. Then I remind them that the second is only on top rope, not sketching it out on lead - so screw them, and weld the things in nice and safe

Tricams rock
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teh_mark - on 20 Sep 2016
In reply to Asher Collins:

You think tricams are bad? You want to try removing alloy offsets placed in Cornish granite by a particular one of my climbing partners. Who also happens to be about 6'3.
Valaisan on 20 Sep 2016
In reply to Asher Collins:

Haha, nice sarcy humour. My partner has an unhealthy relationship with a certain Grey nut in her rack which worries me! I want that phased out;)
Asher Collins on 20 Sep 2016
In reply to Asher Collins:

Thanks for the replies everyone, entertaining as ever! Good luck to those abandoning their use of tri cams. To those still in denial remember; accepting a problem is the first step to a solving it. ;)


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