What size X4s do people find themselves using most often here in the Northeast?


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Nick Chertavian · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2017 · Points: 0

I currently have a single rack of BD C4s up to #3, (as well as nuts/hexes/tricams) and I'm planning on picking up 2 smaller cams to add to my rack.  As I don't necessarily NEED doubles of a certain size, I'm wondering if anyone can tell me which sizes of the X4s they find themselves using most frequently.  Eventually, I would like to have another full set of cams but I need to start somewhere and would prefer to start with the sizes that will be most versatile. I mainly climb in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine, and Cathedral and Barrett's Cove are places I probably climb trad most frequently.  

Christopher Woodall · · Somerville, MA · Joined May 2015 · Points: 13

I use the #.3, #.2 and #.4 a lot. If you have C4s down to #.3 maybe start by getting the #.2 and #.3? Mostly because those are the sizes where the C4's don't fit in the same places quite as well.

Adrienne DiRosario · · Troy, NY · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 0

.3 & .4

GilaShot · · Western Antarctic, New Engl... · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 0

I place the .75 all the time.

Ira O · · Hardwick, VT · Joined Sep 2013 · Points: 0

.5 and .75 are pretty handy, 'cause you can use nuts a lot instead of cams for the smaller sizes.  Also, I find that Aliens make a good complement to camalots for shallow/narrow placements .... 

Brandon.Phillips · · Alabama · Joined May 2011 · Points: 0

the yellow ones

TimVT · · Burlington · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 13

.2, .3, and .4

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