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Feb 7, 2008, 3:59 PM

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Re: [dominic7] Nut Tool Attachment?
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dominic7 wrote:
I was thinking of "partners who set every nut so hard you have to clean them with a nut tool" as the first piece of superfluous climbing paraphernalia to be jettisoned. I go with the spare biner too.

I have a cure for climbing partners who do that you know, setting every nut. I put my FiFi hook on my harness, take their gear and bounce test EVERY SINGLE placement (placing the whole set of nuts if the route allows) leaving them to clean. They have much more incentive when it's their gear "they" need to clean. At 225, they get set real good. I've never had to "cure" a climbing partner twice.

As for carrying the nut tool. Well, it's on either an accessory biner or light weight biner with a short length of 2mm cord, or with no cord... depends how I feel that day. I typically only really use it to clean cracks for the placement, or for cleaning my filed down pink tricams, but when I do need it for removing a piece of gear I typically clip it into the sling/draw then use as per normal. The thing is IF I really do need to use it chances are the thing is pretty jammed already and I'm likely needing a hammer/rock/big hex to bash the tool.

Partners can be tools too BTW.

(This post was edited by the_climber on Feb 7, 2008, 4:03 PM)

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