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Oct 1, 2008, 8:12 AM

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Re: [Durin] All-day routes: pack weight is horrible
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To each his own I suppose..... Here is my full day set up:

I hate packs and will avoid taking them on routes:

Food: none. LIke I cant go a day without a snack?
Water: Almost none. Drink what I have on the approach. Take none on route. If it is really all day, and hot, maybe take a quart for two people.
Clothing: Light wind shell tied around my waist.
Shoes: Water socks that get tucked into the back of my harness while on the route. Or just do the descent in the climbing shoes I used on the route, but with the heels turned down.
Other stuff: knife (really small one for webbing in bolt hangers), tiny headlamp, and if there are trees on the summit, a lighter or matches.

try this too:

I'll add: if you are doing a fairly long route THAT IS HARD FOR YOU, you can always hand over hand (hate to say haul since you guys will go nuts) the SMALL PACK up on your trail line. This way the second can do some actual moves without struggling under the weight and bulk of a pack.

(This post was edited by russwalling on Oct 1, 2008, 8:16 AM)

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