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If your alpine rack had just 1 piece, what would it be?


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pjc30943 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 0

Just a thought experiment to see what pieces are favorites for general alpine rock in the <5.10 range:)

Ignore safety for this thought-experiment...

If your alpine rack had just 1 piece, what would it be? For me: yellow TCU.

If it had 2 pieces, what would it be? For me: yellow TCU and pink tricam.

If it had 3 pieces, what would it be? For me: yellow TCU, pink tricam, red link cam.

Tylerpratt · · Litchfield, Connecticut · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 35

GPS so they could find my dumb ass.

BigB · · Red Rock, NV · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 340

blue totem

bt, #1 camalot

bt, #1c, ice screw

Ted Pinson · · Chicago, IL · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 190
Tylerpratt wrote:

GPS so they could find my dumb ass.

Hahah you might actually live.

Anyways,

Pink Tricam, obviously.

Muscrat · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2011 · Points: 3,610

Nut tool; to answer silly questions.

Theriault · · Quebec, Quebec · Joined Apr 2011 · Points: 313

Balls 

Pete Spri · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2009 · Points: 170

Well if just 1 to 3 pieces, I think it'd have to be link cams .75, 1, and 2.

However, if not doing hard lead, I think that .5, 1, and 1.5 tricam evos are the most flexible, far lighter, and give you a really good amount of placement options.

If doing lead, I'd take .4 BD, 1.5 WC, and Small Supercam

Jack C. · · Calgary, AB · Joined Mar 2013 · Points: 325
Theriault wrote:

Balls 

Hah that's what I was going to say.  Good one!

dave custer · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2010 · Points: 790

20 foot hank of ~18 mm nylon sling

Jason Todd · · Cody, WY · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 998

6" Monkey fist.

diepj · · PDX · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 0

Assuming bolted belays I would take Alex Honnald.

Nick Sweeney · · Spokane, WA · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 650

One 13cm ice screw.

Nick Drake · · Newcastle, WA · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 483

Green totem.

rkrum · · Colorado or somewhere else · Joined Jul 2013 · Points: 40

Gold big bro.

pjc30943 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 0

Surprised on the high number of votes for the totems, interesting!

This is about the range of responses i hoped for:P

Kevin Mcbride · · Nelson · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 160

One #7 tricam

grog m aka Greg McKee · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 70

Don't be surprised about the totem response. The one thing that MP can AGREE on is that totems are good. 

Ben Horowitz · · Berkeley · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 123
Goat Slayer · · Olympia, WA · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 0

A Tauntaun, so when I'm freezing to death on a ledge SAR can cut it open and stuff me into its steaming chest cavity.

Or 15m of 7mm titan cord to tie myself a set of rope chocks.

Ken Duncan · · Ft Collins, CO · Joined Jul 2004 · Points: 3,015

Red Tricam

Roy Suggett · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 6,480

Red or pink Tricam.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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