What's a piece of gear not many people own, but you use/recommend?


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Rich zz · · california · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 180

What's a piece of gear not many people own, but you use/recommend?

fromtheestuary · · North Carolina · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 60

#1 and #2 BD stoppers. Usually reserved for aid, those two pieces have been my mental duct tape more than a handful of times.

Will it hold a fall? Probably not.

Is it better than nothing? Yes, yes it is.

Creed A · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 775
This thing

My wife bought it for me and I thought it seemed kind of pointless. I can use cheap cordage for a prusik. But this thing works so much better. It slides and stops like butter. I didn't know I wanted it until I had it.
Max Forbes · · Vermont & Colorado · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 114

Hollow block

Kyle Ondy · · Somerset, NJ · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 5

Huge +1 to the hollow block.

Nat Shultz · · Cottonwood Heights · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 355

What length in the Hollow Block do you recommend?

Rich zz · · california · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 180
Max Forbes wrote:Hollow block
I assume for a prusik? why over a normal cordalette?
Kyle Ondy · · Somerset, NJ · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 5
Nat Shultz wrote:What length in the Hollow Block do you recommend?
I got the 19in, but I also extend my rappels.
Cor · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 1,455

Andy, it is used for a rap backup.. The material it is made from is good for high heat (rubbing on rope as you rap) compared to a skinny sling.

beach · · Portland, ME · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 44

+1 for the hollowblock, you can also extend a piece with it in a pinch, i believe it is rated for like 16kn or something.

Andy Novak · · Golden, Co · Joined Aug 2007 · Points: 305

ahhh, I see now. I have a 12'' piece of cord I got for $1 I use for this purpose, but I guess since people are raving about it, I'll give it a try!

Daryl Allan · · Sierra Vista, AZ · Joined Sep 2006 · Points: 970

Aeropress

T Roper · · DC,VA,NM,UT,CT,MA · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 860

wired hexes to back up the 1-3 camalots. haters gonna hate but they are solid and cheap

Rich zz · · california · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 180
Daryl Allan wrote:Aeropress
gotta get your caffeine fix somehow.
eli poss · · Durango, Co · Joined May 2014 · Points: 456

tricams

Erik Werner · · Boulder, CO · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 305

Offset nuts. They account for most of the nuts on my rack [insert joke].

kcradford · · Charlotte, NC · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 5

Tricams and ballnuts

Michael C · · New Jersey · Joined Jun 2011 · Points: 340
Rich zz wrote:What's a piece of gear not many people own, but you use/recommend?
A fat HMS biner with the knowledge of how to properly use a munter and tie a munter mule.

Prussik/Hollow Block.
Mark Ra · · Frange, CO · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 65

The hollow block is also great on icy ropes (crevasse rescue) and seems to grip a little better as it is more flat than round. Go with the shorter length if you aren't extending raps.

Eli · · Lives in a truck · Joined Nov 2010 · Points: 2,619

dmm peenuts

Kevin MP · · Redmond, OR · Joined Nov 2013 · Points: 193

CAMP Piranha knife, weighs nothing and stays clipped to my harness along with a prusik on anything > 1 pitch. Ya know, in case of the Vertical Limit scenario. Careful though, this little guy is sharp like you wouldn't believe!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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