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akicebum


Nov 30, 2003, 3:08 PM
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I am a newbie in aid world and I am trying to build a wall rack. Every topo and gear list I see recommends sawed angles. I haven't found a single manufacturer of sawed angles. Is a sawed angle serated or something? If so, are they sold? Or do you need to cut them yourself. Or am I so naive that I sould never consider putting myself on rock let alone with a hammer? Any tips would be appreciated.


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sawed angles are used in beaten out pin scars or flares where the placement is wide, but the crack/seam is shallow enough to cause a normal angle to bottom out before becoming good.

they are usually created by taking stock length angles and cutting them down shorter in length. there's a lot of differing opinions as to how short to cut them, but if you can swing it cost-wise it's good to have 2/3 length and 1/2 length angles as a minimum.


passthepitonspete


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You can click here to read about how to make a sawed-off.

This and other big wall stuff you can find in my Index to Dr. Piton Stuff.


elcapinyoazz


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Cassin makes some sweet little pre-sawed angles. They're in small-ish sizes though. For something as beat out as the Shield, you'll need something a bit larger than these (unless they've started making bigger ones in the last couple of years).

Only full-blown Cassin dealer in the states that I'm familiar with is a shop in Portland, OR called ClimbMax. I believe the same people also run Pagan in Moab.


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Dec 2, 2003, 11:01 AM
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Some MEC stores in Canada carry the Cassin baby angles (the Vancouver one specifically). They're not on their website though.


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Metolious sells sawed off angles but from what I've been told you're better off making them yourself.


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I learned a trick from an old timer once. Saw your thicker knife blade lenth wise down the center. (For better fit in thin twisting cracks) 8)


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