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Has anyone ever used a BD 6 Cam

Princess Mia · · Vail · Joined May 2006 · Points: 410

On the way to the Voo as we speak. I hope to place my #6s a lot!!!

Cassidy Anderson · · San Diego, CA · Joined Nov 2008 · Points: 171

Do you like to climb OW if you do, then you probably want some big cams!
Edward_ · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 245

I guess I don't go out of my way to seek OW so I haven't used one yet. Ha!

(Oh for those wondering... I was asking cause I don't have a #6 and the topic came up in discussion, where would I ever use one? (of the ones I want to do... easy-moderates, mostly in California and particularly Yosemite) Looked at even Steck-Salathe and it doesn't need one. I had thought about doing Ragged Edges, but I do have a #5)

Thanks for the all the replies. Greatly appreciated.

skiclimber · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2006 · Points: 30

Yep, and I have loved it every time. I was shut down more then once without it too. Ahhhh the 6, She's beautiful!

Tony B · · Around Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 23,195

For ~1/2 of Road Warrior on Ebvans it is about the only thing that would have worked. But I didn't have it and I was pissed.

thomas.w · · Denver, CO · Joined Jul 2011 · Points: 5

Screw it. Go straight to the VG9&12!

joel douglas · · Denver CO · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 0

Road Warrior, Mt Evans

Karsten Duncan · · Sacramento, CA · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 2,550
Ahab -

Big Baby -

Harding Route -Mt Conness

Pratt's Crack

Probably lots more but ones with pictures are more enticing.
slim · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2004 · Points: 1,107

the old #5 camalot was a LOT better on big baby than the new 6 camalot. new 6 is too big most of the way, except the very end.

Greg Gavin · · SLC, UT · Joined Oct 2008 · Points: 761

I love using my #5 and #6. Looking to get the WC tech 5 and 6 soon as well to round out the selection. Have pride in the wide!

Abel Jones · · Bishop, ca · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 305

Placed them a couple of times but I don't own one. Mostly just wish I had one mid stomach-wrenching runout.... usually this happens very high on things where extremely large falls aren't the end. Always seems too cumbersome to carry them up any thing taller than a single-several pitch.

Matt Kuehl · · Las Vegas · Joined Nov 2010 · Points: 1,570
RyanJames · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2010 · Points: 505

I haven't used a number 6, but does a totally tipped-out number 5 count?

Michael H · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2005 · Points: 0

Yep. I have one new BD six, two old BD fives, and two old BD 4.5s. At least one of them gets used just about every day I head out. I climb in the West, and I prefer to climb in places like the Vou, the SSV, and the Splatte.

And, I do believe a tipped out number five counts.

Jon Zucco · · Denver, CO · Joined Aug 2008 · Points: 245
All Killer No Filler wrote:Wow, I wasn't aware that people bought sixes and didn't use them.
Me neither. I typically buy gear AFTER I have a route in mind that requires it...

Devin Fin · · DURANGO · Joined Jan 2010 · Points: 3,690

look for old pic of Craig lubbin on over hanging crack .. pro all foster cans Big Bro's in side fucking clssic... fat gear ruls

Caleb Padgett · · Rockville, utah · Joined Feb 2008 · Points: 85

Oh yeah!!
Its a common fixture on the rack climbing in zion.
And when you really need it.....its worth its weight in gold

Rockwood · · West Jordan · Joined Jun 2009 · Points: 325

I own one and bring it on climbing trips for anyone to use. It's only been placed once when kbobby and I did the second pitch of Ragged Edges, but I find that just having it available gets people thinking in entirely new directions of what they want to get on.
These pictures people are posting are AWESOME! They're totally inspiring me to push the width of my crack abilities.

Alex Mitchell · · Phoenix, AZ · Joined May 2012 · Points: 2,346

Love putting a #6 in above me and keep pushing it up. Like being on TR the whole time!!!

TuRETZ · · Denver, co · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 140

I'm pretty sure if you don't use a #6 we can't be friends. Here's to being a masochist!! :) (side note I'm a big bast**d 230lbs)

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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