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By doligo
Feb 9, 2013
Jose Cuervo Fruitcups dirtbag style
NorCalNomad wrote:
-ATC Guide (gridlock biner) -GriGri2 (Vaporlock biner)

You can replace them both with a Mammut Smart.

DannyUncanny wrote:
Most useful items I tend to have are a folded up coat hanger

Thanks for reminding me to pack one into my Creek pack!

Not sure if anyone mentioned, but I also always carry a super minimalistic First Aid kit - a maxi pad (to stop bleeding), 2 things of Vicodin, few low-dose aspirins (I switched from Ibuprofen in case of heart attacks and clots) and Benadryl. Awesome tip on cayenne pepper, Dominion Rognstad!

By NorCalNomad
From San Francisco
Feb 9, 2013
I've thought about it but I like having both for self rescue (or friend) situations. Actually did just that bout two weeks ago.

By Colonel Mustard
Jun 23, 2013
Colonel Mustard
I carry a rack of bee keeper hoods and fly swatters.

By Jackxc925
Jun 30, 2013
Other than the rack of cams stoppers and tricams. Double and single length slings, and biners, I carry a few things.

On my back left gear loop: I carry a prussik loop on a snapper. A nut tool, trango knife, quick link, and an emergency tibloc ascender on an oval. A pas which I girth hitch to my harness and clip to that gear loop with a locker.

Back right: two lockers with ATC guide and gri.

Ice clipper slots: (rock season) all spare carabiners including three lockers

Haul loop: approach shoes when climbing, cordalette (25') w/ pear locker

Front loops are designated for the rack.

One full loop of webbing around my shoulders to rack gear as I second and hold any alpine draws not on my shoulders or clipped to my harness while leading

This is all over top of my black diamond shot backpack

By mitchy
From nunya gotdamn business.
Jul 27, 2013
I typically bring some quick draws, some slings over the shoulder and some extra lockers and shit. But more importantly, i carry the latest copy of barely legal rolled up and jammed into a magazine holder i made out of duck tape, i like to have a little something to read at the belay.

By JacksonLandFill
From Maryland
Aug 26, 2013
not everyone smiles
Metolius prusik set
Nut tool
1 dyneema sling
Silent partner... Recent thing in case I dial something in.
Cmi figure 8
Para cord
Several steel screw links
3 30ft accessory cords
2 extra locking biners
And.... Me.... (ThAnks whoever said that first)

By Rob Warden, Space Lizard
From Springdale Ut
Aug 27, 2013
i try and integrate my back up and rescue stuff into my rig so i am not caring extra stuff as much as possible. I have my chalk bag on webbing which can be tied into a loop for a kleimhiest or left as an anchor. I close it around my waist with two rap rings one steel one aluminum. I have one quick link on my haul loop. If I need to jug up a Line i have my reverso in guide mode and the Kleimheist. it would not be difficult to rig a YOYO style set up with slings in addition to these items. If i drop my device I can rig a tube from the rap rings, so there is no need to munter or use a biner brake. I keep a razor blade taped inside the zipper pocket of my chalk bag for cutting tatt off. I dont like to carry extra nonsense but these items would be a great help if the respective situation would occur and you never regret having a little webbing or rap stuff so why not get some purpose out of them while you carry them versus using non load bearing bullshit for that purpose.

By Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Sep 9, 2013
"A couple spare lockers"

I've been told MANY times that one is wayyyyyyy more than enough.

From The Briar Patch
Sep 12, 2013
Stray dog found in rural Alabama w severe mange. T...
ATC guide on locker.
Metolius Bravo.
Nut tool.
MAYBE a big wiregate with 48" runner.
That's all folks.

By Mark Pilate
Sep 12, 2013
spare thong in a baggie....I typically shit myself on trad leads. Of course clipped with a wiregate biner to back loop of harness

(The baggie's then for the soiled one - I think these things out)

By Adam Stackhouse
Sep 12, 2013
Courtright Reservoir, September 2013
Locker wrote:
"A couple spare lockers" I've been told MANY times that one is wayyyyyyy more than enough.


By dougmac
Sep 13, 2013
Depending on route. My typical rack is 4, double 3, double 2, double 1, double .75, .5, .3, nuts, tricams, 120mm trad anchor with 2 lockers, 9 runners, 5 draws, nut tool, guide style belay. Sometimes prussiks and 10' webbing for cheap bailing. Knife in chalk bag is definite. Usually keep my gear on a shoulder strap and draws, runners, passive and anchor on harness as leader and prussiks, spare webbing, and shoes/water/rain gear as follower.

Oct 11, 2013
Global Village, Red River Gorge KY
I like the quote from old mr Black Diamond: "The more you know, the less you need." That holds true for climbing.

So it makes sense for different people to carry different amounts of gear on the same climb. If you know exactly the pro you need, carry just that - if you have no idea and want to climb it without beta, carry what you think you might need, which will probably be more.

I am sure the weight on my harness will decrease as my knowledge increases. For now, on most climbs I carry

2 prussic loops on lockers
Large locker for munter and
Belay device (if I'll be following)
2 small lockers
2 48" extendable draws
2 24" extendable draws
1 10' loop cordalette
6-8 quickdraws
gerber multitool in zippered pants pocket

I have a short memory, so I'm starting to bring a notebook and pen (i.e. "no good rap station from top of pitch 3") Usually put an extra belay device on partner's harness. I also make sure my partner is familiar with all the gear and how to check and use it.


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