Forums: Climbing Disciplines: Trad Climbing:
What's in your pack?
RSS FeedRSS Feeds for Trad Climbing

Premier Sponsor:

 


muslmutt


Jan 18, 2005, 7:42 AM
Post #1 of 11 (1954 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 17, 2004
Posts: 103

What's in your pack?
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

What does your rack look like when going to a new area? You could not possibly take it all. Your partner is good to carry shoes, harness, and water. So the ropes and rack are yours. You have a guide book so you know the routes are 2 pitches or less and very few bolts. But like most guide books it gives no info. on gear.


chronicle


Jan 18, 2005, 7:58 AM
Post #2 of 11 (1954 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 26, 2003
Posts: 664

Re: What's in your pack? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Unless I am guiding, then I split the weight between me and my partner. So, one person carries the rope, the other carries the rack shoes, etc. It works out so that each person is carrying the same amount of weight.

Going to a new climb where the beta isn't complete about the size of pro to carry, I will take cams from #0 TCU up to a #3.5 BD Camelot. Double nuts in all sizes, double cams from #1 TCU up to #2 Camelot. Doubles of Pink, Red, Brown tricams. Maybe a set of hexes in the smaller sizes (no cowbells).

Of course it will vary depending on the area. That is what I have been taking to the Deleware Water Gap since the guidebook describes the route but not the pro, and the RDB has incomplete data for most of the routes there.

Have fun and be safe.


Partner euroford


Jan 18, 2005, 8:42 AM
Post #3 of 11 (1954 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 26, 2002
Posts: 2913

Re: What's in your pack? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

a long as hell post i made about trad gear, what i take and why


slavetogravity


Jan 18, 2005, 9:53 AM
Post #4 of 11 (1954 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jan 9, 2003
Posts: 1114

Re: What's in your pack? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

In reply to:
Your partner is good to carry shoes, harness, and water. So the ropes and rack are yours. .

My partner is good to carry the shoes, harness, and water???!! And I'm left humping 20+ pounds of rope and rack??!! Good gravy! My partnerís good for nothing, is more like it. The approach to this "new area" of yours better be short. Like, fall out of the truck and there you are, short.
Anyway, My rack rarely changes regardless of where I'm going. Unless I'm going to go sport climbing. Or going to Indian Creek.


muslmutt


Jan 18, 2005, 11:18 AM
Post #5 of 11 (1954 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 17, 2004
Posts: 103

Re: What's in your pack? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Yup that is what I ment to say. The partner is good to cary shoes, harnesses, and water. That's it. She weighs 115 or 120. A 20 lb. pack would be light by my standard.


healyje


Jan 18, 2005, 11:35 AM
Post #6 of 11 (1954 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 4204

Re: What's in your pack? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Ah, this is actually almost an ideal situation - you now only need to lose the guide book, eschew all beta, and just pretend like no one has ever climbed there before.

Take a risk, do a dare, jump on that rock completely unaware!

Trust your eyes - check it out, grab what looks like reasonable gear (good suggestions in this thread) and just climb...!


veganboyjosh


Jan 18, 2005, 12:01 PM
Post #7 of 11 (1954 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 21, 2003
Posts: 1421

Re: What's in your pack? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

In reply to:
Yup that is what I ment to say. The partner is good to cary shoes, harnesses, and water. That's it. She weighs 115 or 120. A 20 lb. pack would be light by my standard.

why can;'t she wear her harness, with shoes/water/gear clipped to it opn the approach? that leaves her back free for a small pack.

well, i suppose if you're cool hauling all that stuff yourself, then go for it.


muslmutt


Jan 18, 2005, 1:08 PM
Post #8 of 11 (1954 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 17, 2004
Posts: 103

Re: What's in your pack? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

She has my harness, shoes,water also. Sometimes she gets a rope. I am lucky she likes to climb. If that is what I have to do for her to have a good time, then what's the big deal. Like I said 20 lbs is a light pack to me. I usually end up with closer to 35lbs or more. Just trying to whittle it down a little.


maculated


Jan 18, 2005, 2:13 PM
Post #9 of 11 (1954 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 22, 2001
Posts: 6179

Re: What's in your pack? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

In reply to:
What does your rack look like when going to a new area? You could not possibly take it all. Your partner is good to carry shoes, harness, and water. So the ropes and rack are yours. You have a guide book so you know the routes are 2 pitches or less and very few bolts. But like most guide books it gives no info. on gear.

I take my whole rack, plus shoes, harness, water, etc . . . I have a complete rack, rope, slings, sometimes aid gear, first aid kit, all that - and I still take it to a new area on my own back. It probably weighs 40 pounds, but its good exercise, and I am well prepared. The only time I opt to leave stuff out is if I am FAMILLIAR with an area.


muslmutt


Jan 18, 2005, 2:28 PM
Post #10 of 11 (1954 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 17, 2004
Posts: 103

Re: What's in your pack? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Yup. That's what I've been doing for a long time. And how I look at it. A good work out. Somtimes I wonder how nuts I am.


timmy_t


Jan 18, 2005, 4:24 PM
Post #11 of 11 (1954 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Dec 22, 2004
Posts: 128

Re: What's in your pack? [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

What you have to do is clip all your draws and a set of nuts to your harness when before she puts it in her pack. It's still less than her share, lightens your pack, and speeds up racking.
On what to bring... that is a very wide open question. It depends on the grade, style, length of route, type of rock, and your mental abilities to name a few. I would suggest reading the description (if you have one) very carefully to determine what certain climbs might take (5.10a finger crack needs no big bros). After cutting the rack to what you think you need, cut out a few cams and/or a couple nuts. It's lighter and it gets you in good habits to rely on yourself, not your technology, if you are into that sort of thing. Either way, have fun!!


Forums : Climbing Disciplines : Trad Climbing

 


Search for (options)

Log In:

Username:
Password: Remember me:

Go Register
Go Lost Password?



Follow us on Twiter Become a Fan on Facebook