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Poll: Useless Crap you Climb With
Headlamp for those quater-days 30 / 27%
Leaver-Biners, 25' trash webbing and old nuts - good planning or a harbringer? 9 / 8%
Recommended Rack size -- TIMES TWO!! :D Nothing more fun than manteling onto that belay ledge with enough gear ready for the next lead! 45 / 40%
Jacket, gloves and thick socks for those ever-so-prone to changing 70 degree days in southern california 6 / 5%
Beer. 23 / 20%
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monkeychild


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the biggest useless carp I have seen myself is . . .

Lose the fish - and make sure to use lots of red and green arrows. Tongue


vegastradguy


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climbingaggie03 wrote:
vegastradguy wrote:
nothing. useless crap weighs you down and slows you down.

Especially on some of the long approaches in Red Rocks, last time I was there it seems like we hiked an hour each way nearly every day.

yeah, 45-90 minutes is about average for anything in the canyons.


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dingus wrote:
I should probably leave my hiking sword with the packs, eh?

DMT

...and the shield.

Me? I'm more of a longbow man. Stave has its uses too.


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climbingaggie03 wrote:
vegastradguy wrote:
nothing. useless crap weighs you down and slows you down.

Especially on some of the long approaches in Red Rocks, last time I was there it seems like we hiked an hour each way nearly every day.

Always always always cary a headlamp, even if you think you'll only be out for a few hours starting in the morning. You really do never know.

Also unless it is the peak of summer (where the nights only get down to 90 degrees) always bring something warm to put on. I always have a knit cap and a fleece at a min.


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Oct 9, 2007, 1:59 AM
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zeke_sf wrote:
dingus wrote:
I should probably leave my hiking sword with the packs, eh?

DMT

...and the shield.

Me? I'm more of a longbow man. Stave has its uses too.

People are like, asking me to climb with them because I am pretty good with a bo staff.


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Carnage wrote:
dingus wrote:

I should probably leave my hiking sword with the packs, eh?

DMT

my friends used to tell me that until one day, we got attacked by the black night. I was successfully able to fend him off with my sword, they dont give me shit about it anymore.

I just about wet myself when I read this... thank you for making my day!


I'm guilty of always taking twice the amount of gear required to a crag. I don't actually climb with it.... but I take it with me just in case.


climbingaggie03


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desertwanderer81 wrote:
climbingaggie03 wrote:
vegastradguy wrote:
nothing. useless crap weighs you down and slows you down.

Especially on some of the long approaches in Red Rocks, last time I was there it seems like we hiked an hour each way nearly every day.

Always always always cary a headlamp, even if you think you'll only be out for a few hours starting in the morning. You really do never know.

Also unless it is the peak of summer (where the nights only get down to 90 degrees) always bring something warm to put on. I always have a knit cap and a fleece at a min.

Maybe the headlamp, although I climb alot without my head lamp and I haven't had any problems yet.

It's ideas like this though, Always carry.... anything, that are what you have to get rid of to really go light and fast, it's more of a mindset than anything, and when in red rocks, I do often carry a headlamp, but you have to question everything.


vegastradguy


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desertwanderer81 wrote:
Always always always cary a headlamp, even if you think you'll only be out for a few hours starting in the morning. You really do never know.

the petzl e-lite is a nice thing to have in this case. i keep it packed with my 4oz golite shell, which stays clipped to my harness at all times. 5oz of the best insurance out there.

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Also unless it is the peak of summer (where the nights only get down to 90 degrees) always bring something warm to put on. I always have a knit cap and a fleece at a min.

actually, i'll disagree here to a point. in decent weather (spring and fall), if the low temps arent that cool- a wind proof shell is adequate. they provide a surprising amount of warmth in a pinch, but take up little space and weigh next to nothing.


healyje


Nov 5, 2007, 5:30 AM
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dingus wrote:
I should probably leave my hiking sword with the packs, eh?

DMT

Wouldn't this be exactly the time to trot out the the garage door spring picture for another lap...


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The Petzl e-lite, two short prussik loops, and a small knife have taken up permanent residence in my chalk bag's zipper pocket. Just leaving them there seems to be the only way I can be sure I won't forget them, but this means they accompany me up fearsome 40' routes in the gym as well as 90' routes at Ragged and 180' routes in the Gunks.

The light has definitely justified its permanent residence status more than once (including in the gym after lightning knocked out the lights), I've never needed the prussik loops, and the knife has been employed once every several years.

Now if you wanted to broaden the question to "useless crap you hike to the bottom of the climb with,'' I could expand on the subject considerably.


fearofheights


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Avocados. I love em.

I did Snake Dike with one in my pack and when my partner saw it, he said "Are you nuts? You know there's a pit in there, right? That's like 2 ounces you have to carry out!"

Me: Have some avocado.

Partner: Mmm. Ok, this is really good.


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fearofheights wrote:
Avocados. I love em.

I did Snake Dike with one in my pack and when my partner saw it, he said "Are you nuts? You know there's a pit in there, right? That's like 2 ounces you have to carry out!"

Me: Have some avocado.

Partner: Mmm. Ok, this is really good.


Thats classic! After having recently finished that route, Yes I can say 2 ounces I would sweat over, and yes also, after those 1000' of slabs I would sure appreciate having carried it.


I just recently took a can of Peach Halves for a ride up Intersection rock this last weekend. He had a good time, until I eated it.


stymingersfink


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xtremst80 wrote:
reno wrote:
knieveltech wrote:
rymep wrote:
How the fuck is beer useless?

Well?

^^^
I second the above.

Third.


Fourth!!!

Beer is NEVER useless.

Ever.
Yes, yes it can be.

When your drunk girlfriend knocks over your bottle and it drains into the sand, it becomes pretty much useless.


notch


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Epoch.


Just kidding Jay!


pro_alien


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fearofheights wrote:
Me: Have some avocado.

Partner: Mmm. Ok, this is really good.

I schlepped a bit of pizza up a long route - next time we will also bring some beer !


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notch wrote:
Epoch.


Just kidding Jay!

Hey!

I'm not that useless. Someone needs to be ropegun. Tongue


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probably your mom! she gets a lot done at the belay though... LOLCrazy


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epoch wrote:
notch wrote:
Epoch.


Just kidding Jay!

Hey!

I'm not that useless. Someone needs to be ropegun. Tongue
Screw rope gun, I need a beer gun. Them twist offs hurt my sensitive hands. Promise to be my beer gun and I'll never ask you to lead the hard pitches again.


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notch wrote:
epoch wrote:
notch wrote:
Epoch.


Just kidding Jay!

Hey!

I'm not that useless. Someone needs to be ropegun. Tongue
Screw rope gun, I need a beer gun. Them twist offs hurt my sensitive hands. Promise to be my beer gun and I'll never ask you to lead the hard pitches again.

So, you're sending the project this weekend?


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For beer? Yes.


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You're a cheap date.


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My bar tab says otherwise, but I guess we'll find out on Saturday. See you then.


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Beer Gun!?!?!

Did I hear my name being called?

The heck with the Gunks. I guess I'm headed north this weekend!

Useless crap? I once saw someone at Rumney at the PL Wall with a screamer clipped to their harness!?!?


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I once saw a group of young bucks toproping at Cooper's Rocks in WV. We were in an area with a casual walk to the road that might take five minutes, yet the majority of them had headlamps strapped to their helmets. It was midmorning in the middle of summer. Most lines there top out under 35', so the risk of being benighted is pretty low.

They might have been preparing for a lengthy rescue operation. They repeatedly rigged single-point anchors, dangerously cross-loaded biners, etc. Despite several warnings and friendly offers to help, they were sure they were getting along fine.


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My tonsils and appendix

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