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Feb 9, 2007, 11:31 AM

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Re: [cintune] Cheater stick design?
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The golf ball extender sounds interesting, but I am guessing it is heavier.

I'm glad to hear some of you use tent poles. My partner thought a tent pole would break too easily.

I was worried about the BD Pecker cutting webbing. However, the fifi hooks I have (and the others I have seen) all had too narrow (and too deep) of openings. I didn't think they would work well. I was not aware of all the choices, so I will have to research that.

Do you find that you need to adjust the angle that the fifi hook makes? Or do you position it once and are good to go.

I'm not one to spray much about my accomplishments. If my current main partner would haul, I would do multi-day climbs (I've enjoyed the vertical camping in the past). Since he won't, and I'm not going to look elsewhere, I'm stuck with single push climbs. He is a strong free climber but we have done all of the long, "day", routes in Yosemite within our basic limits (Half Dome, Steck/Salathe etc), and neither of us are speed demons on aid.

So to do new routes, I am eyeing ElCap in a single push. If there were "easy" grade VIs (like Half Dome) on ElCap, I would do them without "cheating". However, the Nose in a day (or single push since it might well be more than 24 hours) is quite a step up. I'm sure even with a cheater stick, there will be plenty of climbing and adventure. I'm not going to brag about any time records.

(This post was edited by sspssp on Feb 9, 2007, 11:33 AM)

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