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joemor


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hey

just wondering how much u all think one needs to put aside for a basic first rack

oh yeah in aussie dollars.... twice us$ roughly

cheers joe


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You're looking at about 3-400 bones U.S., so that would be around $750 or so. This is for the basics.

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Oh, and look for package deals from places like shorelinemountainproducts.com

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Just climb with people who have gear at first, and put a few bucks at a time into your rack. You will then do this for the rest of your life, replacing old and lost gear as needed. DO NOT go out and buy a whole rack all at once. It marks you as a gumby, but worse yet, it increases the likelihood of you thinking you're ready for something you're really not ready for. Just get into it over time and pay yer dues, lass.


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graniteboy - said it all.
start out with a few hexes and stoppers, go climbing with some experienced climbers... and practice, placing some of that new pro at the nearest bouldering area.


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Exactly. You don't have to go all out. When I was building my rack, I climbed for nearly a year, leading full routes without a SINGLE cam! Ooz made a good point - take it slow. If you try to do it all at once, you'll end up with too much. Often, I would be out climbing, and for a certain climb, I would need maybe just one more hex or nut, or that next size of cam to do it a little better. So I saved up and bought that next piece. And so on, ad nauseum.

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Hey joe, it Al,

I am now in the financial s--- heap after buying my climbing gear. Me and a mate split it two ways, about $300AUS each to get a rack. It was about $615AUS, but we did manage to get about 15-20% of all the gear we bought through my brother, and working at places near Mountain Designs.

Quickdraws: “Kong” 16cm Quickdraw set x 8
Snap Links: “Kong” straight gate carabiner x 7
Screwgates: “Kong” silver alloy x 2
Belay Device: “HB Sheriff Flexi”
Wires: “Omega Smilie’s” set 1-13
Hexes: Wild Country “Rockcentrics” Sizes 3,4,5,6
Nutkeys: DMM “Nutter” x 2
Static Rope: “Eldelrid” 11mm x 15meters
Cordelette: “Bluewater” 8mm x 7.5meters

Oh yeah, the shop stuffed up when we got the quickdraws, and for some reason, they only charged us for 5 of the eight quickraws


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oh yeah, you don't really need cams when your beginning outdoor trad. I found when i went on the course, i used cams at nearly all of my placements because they were so easy, but the instructor was pointing out absolutoly bomber nut and hex placements right next to my not-so-bomber cam placements. Cams are good, if you are expereinced and know how to properly place them


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I agree on taking it slow when buying gear. Check out what other climbers have and get a feel for it. Also check out the package deals. They are great when first starting out buying gear.


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