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By waltereo
Nov 1, 2012
SMC Endeez Rope End-icators

This is the most useless piece of gear I ever seen !!!

rei.com/product/841853/smc-end...

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By Glenn Schuler
From Monument, Co.
Nov 1, 2012
A grey fox skull wedged in a crack 100' up on a FA I was working on - don't see that every day...
Your link goes to a blank page, so yeah it's faily useless alright. Couldn't find it but there was a thread on this a while back. My search skilz suck.

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By waltereo
Nov 1, 2012
Glenn Schuler wrote:
Your link goes to a blank page, so yeah it's faily useless alright. Couldn't find it but there was a thread on this a while back. My search skilz suck.


Link is working fine
Dunno there was a discussion about that

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By Marc H
From Lafayette, CO
Nov 1, 2012
The Cathedral Spires in RMNP, left to right: Stiletto, Sharkstooth, Forbidden Tower, Petit Grepon, The Saber, The Foil, The Moon & The Jackknife.
waltereo wrote:
SMC Endeez Rope End-icators This is the most useless piece of gear I ever seen !!! rei.com/product/841853/smc-end...

waltereo wrote:
Link is working fine


No, it's not.

Working link here

Considering how many fatalities have occurred when people have rapped off the ends of their rope and lowered people off the ends of their rope, I would venture to say that there are a lot more useless pieces of equipment out there.

That said, I won't be putting these on my ropes because I'm very conscientious when it comes to my ropes' ends.

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By Scott Jones
From boulder, co
Nov 1, 2012
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it's hard to beat this

thegearcaster.com/the_gearcast...

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By Brendan Blanchard
From Strafford, NH
Nov 1, 2012
Obi Wan Ryobi - Darth Vader Crag, Rumney NH
Wouldn't this make tying in a royal PITA? And having metal hanging off your knot while climbing.

If you took these on/off between climbing and rapping, it would be easier to tie a knot...like thousands of competent and living climbers these days.

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By bearbreeder
Nov 1, 2012
1. if yr worried about the end of the rope when belaying, tie an effing knot in it, or keep it knotted to yr rope bag/tarp

2. just tie a knot on rap where youre worried

3. if yr worried about knots getting stuck by wind, trees, etc ... just saddlebag the rope and knot the rope then

its that simple ... no need to spend 20 smackaroos ...

and honestly if you need stuff like this or those $$$$ "pre-tied" prussics, etc ... theres something really wrong ...

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By mcarizona
From Flag
Nov 1, 2012
"Climbing Endees, now in abyss color!"

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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Nov 1, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Peak.
Yeah, kind of useless.

Some more fun, useless crap:


Black Diamond: ATC Sport - Platinum

Kong Frog

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By Brian Scoggins
From Eugene, OR
Nov 1, 2012
Stich wrote:
Yeah, kind of useless. Some more fun, useless crap: Black Diamond: ATC Sport - Platinum Kong Frog


The Frog is a lot more useful than the ATC sport. There've definitely been times where, if I tried to clip from the clipping jug, I'd either be reaching way too far (I'm 6'1"), or clipping at my ankles. The Frog is purpose built for onsights where you don't know if the bolts were well placed or not.

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By Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Nov 1, 2012
Me and the offspring walking back to the car after a day of cragging.
My sack. It seems it's never where I can find it when I really need it.

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By waltereo
Nov 1, 2012
Above all, the Endeez Rope End-icators need an allen key (AFAIK when looking at the pictures ) to fix it to the end of the rope !!

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By waltereo
Nov 1, 2012
Scott Jones wrote:
it's hard to beat this thegearcaster.com/the_gearcast...




This is is hard to beat too !
What happened if you poo in your pants ? no more harness !

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By T Howes
From Bozeman, MT
Nov 1, 2012
my vote for useless gear.


sonoranclimbinggear.com/

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By JSlack
Nov 1, 2012
O Yeaaaaaaa
Absolutely useless:

rei.com/product/718303/black-d...

Who needs to protect a handcrack?

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By Glenn Schuler
From Monument, Co.
Nov 1, 2012
A grey fox skull wedged in a crack 100' up on a FA I was working on - don't see that every day...
OK, I found it. Similar theme, some pretty good stuff in there.

mountainproject.com/v/what-was...

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By Ryan N
From San Louis Obispo
Nov 1, 2012
RJN
PAS...

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By PRRose
From Boulder
Nov 1, 2012
A Kong Frog is more useful than a Trango Squid.

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By shoo
Nov 1, 2012
Rock wars, Red River Gorge
Gnar down skirt

Bionic 8

BiWire Carabiner

Wind underwear

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By S Denny
From Carbondale, CO
Nov 1, 2012
Tom Howes wrote:
my vote for useless gear. sonoranclimbinggear.com/


$90! Gotta use that one a few times to make it worth it! Funny stuff

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By Kenan
Nov 1, 2012
Shelf Rd
This thread is awesome!!

With regards to the Endeez, still trying to figure out WTF this means:
"Use the Endeez as back-up knots when you're rappelling and belaying"

Ummm what?

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By csproul
From Rancho Cordova, CA
Nov 1, 2012
Summit of Wolf's Head with Pingora in the background
Kenan wrote:
This thread is awesome!! With regards to the Endeez, still trying to figure out WTF this means: "Use the Endeez as back-up knots when you're rappelling and belaying" Ummm what?

Why is that hard to understand?

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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Nov 1, 2012
Bocan
I never liked the BD Blizzard ice tool holster, even though it seems like others like it.

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By Peter Stokes
From Them Thar Hills
Nov 1, 2012
Wall Street, Moab, UT
Skinny rope bags... had enough of trying to stuff rope back in there after climbing, so these days I just flake the rope directly into a top loading pack, and feed it straight out of there next time around.

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By Kenan
Nov 1, 2012
Shelf Rd
csproul wrote:
Why is that hard to understand?


It just seems strange to say that they're backup knots. Obviously you can tie a backup knot with our without this nifty little gadget.

Is the idea that they're large enough to get caught when they come around the bend in the rope in the belay device? Or is it more of just a visual identifier of the rope end??

I dunno, maybe I'm missing something but seems quite strange to me.

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By Chris Rinaldo
From Boulder, CO
Nov 1, 2012
Looking up at The Monk
shoo wrote:

Only the loading in the "OK" box is allowed.

Oh My!

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