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evoltobmilc


Feb 6, 2003, 2:05 PM
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how many hooks?
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Totally depends on the route. If you were going to be safe, you'd take 2 of each hook. If you have better beta, though, you can pare that down some.

Cam hooks are indispensable, especially the medium size in my experience. Definitely 2 of these.

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You need two of each hook, plus you need a spare in case you drop one.

In the fall of 2001, a Japanese soloist attempted Sea of Dreams, and bailed from Ace in Space because he dropped one of his hooks!

You can click here to ask Dr. Piton ... about how to sling your hooks, and rack them for redundancy.

A lot of times you may find the answers to your question by first checking the Index to Dr. Piton Stuff.


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