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buckstone


Sep 16, 2004, 1:33 AM
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i'm starting up a trad rack and need to get some passive protection. don't want to mess with active slcds yet. on a tight budget, say $100-150. thinking about the 4-13 abc huevos ($50) and a few large hexes ($50),and a nut tool. any ideas? what size hexes should i get - 9,10,11? want a starting rack that's simple, yet reasonaly complete. thanks.


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Sep 16, 2004, 6:20 PM
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heuvos are good,
Hexes get BD 4/5-10 or so (I don't use them much though),
add some tricams (the smaller sizes),
get some 2'-slings,
biners,
nuttool

once you start it never ends!


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get all that and play with it at ground level for a while....can't go wrong with that passive pro.....


mgr


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I have almost exactly what carbo says minus a few hexes and it is plenty for setting up TR's for me.


skinnyjim


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Get huevos for $50 and a set of wildcountry rockcentrics for $72 then just pick up soem biners and a nut tool.


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Stopper and hexes are the first place to go. Hexes are out of favor these days because cams work so well and so quickly, but many great climbs were done with them in the pre-cam days, you just need to practice placing them, so you get them in quickly with out pumping out. Also, learn to place nuts in opposition placements for tricky horizontals. Then , when you get cams, your gear placing skills will be much safer and stronger.
Also, pick routes that you can protect well with a simpler rack. Classic routes also tend to have shorter pitches, which require less gear. Good luck.


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