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Apr 24, 2008, 5:01 PM
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climbing/slacking gear
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I know not to mix my slackline and my slack biners with my climbing stuff but what about the anchors? If I use a cam or 2 or 3 as a slackline anchor can I still use it for climbing?

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Re: [richardvg03] climbing/slacking gear [In reply to]
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I've talk to a few gear manufacturer's and they'd STRONGLY prefer you didn't reuse slackline cams for climbing. I do know a lot of people who do reuse their climbing gear for anchors, but most realize they shouldn't.

I have heard of a couple instances where the slackline pulled the cam apart as well.

Why not see if you can get a very beefy tri-cam, nut or hex in there and have them dedicated to such use.

I don't normally recommend used gear but you can find beefy slung hexes or tri-cams that are bigger than reds on ebay or used fairly cheaply. Most trad apprentices bought them and never really used them so they put them up for sale. The worst you'd have to do is have them reslung from yates - that way your investment is minimal.

(This post was edited by slacklinejoe on Apr 24, 2008, 5:50 PM)

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