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beyond_gravity


Jan 25, 2003, 11:13 AM
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When I place nuts, I usually take the whole racking biner off my gear loop, place the nut then unclip it. I find thing much easier then fiddling around with it on my gear loop, getting the wrong size etc.

However, i'm scare of dropping them all! I'm sorta thinking of making a Tether for the racking biner, but it seems to me like it would get tangled and turn into a big mess.

What do you do?


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Jan 25, 2003, 11:45 AM
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"When I place nuts, I usually take the whole racking biner off my gear loop, place the nut then unclip it"

Ditto.

I divide my nuts up onto a few seperate biners. That way if you drop a biner-o-nuts you still have some left.


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Quote:Kman said:
I divide my nuts up onto a few seperate biners. That way if you drop a biner-o-nuts you still have some left.


I also do this and it works quite well.


duskerhu


Jan 26, 2003, 1:15 AM
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Same here... Learned from my partner...

Couple-o-beaners full a nuts.

Just FORGET about dropping them, and make sure you're carefull...

duskerhu


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i unclip the biner too, i dont use a tether though, just never really thouhgt about dropping them i guess.


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Besides not dropping the biner, make sure you have a habit of handling the biner so that the wires are not near the gate when you open it. One of my partners dropped lot of stoppers off the biner because of sloppy habits.

I put four or five stoppers to a biner. Look for the lightest keylock biners you can find.


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If you wear a gear rack over your shoulder(s), you can put a 5mm tether there. It'll pretty much stay out of your way, or you can throw it over your back.


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I used to do this but now I’m pretty much on the nose in estimating the size…with time it will come to you and u will get “the eye for placements”


twrock


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"the eye for placements"
I gotta laugh about myself here. No matter how long I climb, I always will "envision" the wrong size cam. If I take the cam that I think will fit, it is invariably too big. I have learned to "choose" the piece, then grab the next smaller one for the placement. I don't know why; just a weird "eye" I guess.

Re: nuts, I haven't dropped any on aid (knock on wood). But I too rack them in clusters while aiding. (I trad lead a little differently; my "eye" seems to work better with nuts.) I suppose I'll start using a tether just after the cows are already out of the barn. Tom's method of attaching to the loop on the shoulder sound quite good. Maybe I'll give that a try some time.


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