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Where to have hexes re-slung?


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Jake Cramer 1 · · State College, PA · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 80

Howdy folks, I'm in the process of building my rack, and recently got a free set of early 2000's Wild Country hexes from a friend. For at least 4 years, they've been hanging at a front desk/reception area, and before that they were part of someone's rack. The dyneema slings show moderate to heavy wear, and given their age and price, I figured I'd put some money into replacing them.

My question is though- is there anywhere in the U.S. that'll re-sling them with sewn dyneema, or should I just get some 5.9 mm powercord and do it myself?

John Wilder · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2004 · Points: 1,530

The 5.5mm cord is, to my knowledge, the only re-slinging option for hexes. You could call Yates and Mtn tools and see if they'll do it, but I think most just put cord in theirs. 

highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion · · Colorado · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 35

Cut the old sling off, take the hex and throw it into the recycle bin. Best solution ever. 

Jake Cramer 1 · · State College, PA · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 80

But then my rack would be reduced to a handful of rigid-stem friends, tricams, oval steel biners, and my swami...

caesar.salad · · earth · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 85

just use cord and do a double fisherman's knot.

David Hous · · Boulder, Colorado · Joined Nov 2001 · Points: 195

Mountain Tools will sew new webbing in your hexes

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,745
AndrewArroz · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 10

I reslung a bunch of Chouinard era hexes with 7mm nylon cord. I suspect getting hexes reslung with dynema is going to cost at least $7-$10 per hex, which is more than they're worth. 

Dave Bn · · Fort Collins, CO · Joined Jul 2011 · Points: 10

It's #cool to hate on hexes.  I like to tell those people to fuck off.

anotherclimber · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 70

In the USA I only know of Caccia which was mentioned already, and Mountain Tools. 

http://www.mtntools.com/cat/rclimb/cams/mt_camresling.htm

People have already said it may be costly to re-sling them, but they are less bulky on the harness or gear sling. Otherwise re-slinging them yourself using 7mm nylon in the 14kn rated range or smaller diameter tech cord that is stronger will probably be lower cost options. More so the nylon cord than tech cord depending what you find for prices. 

jg fox · · Long Beach, CA · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 5
highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion wrote:

Cut the old sling off, take the hex and throw it into the recycle bin. Best solution ever. 

As someone who has rapped off hexes and slung chicked heads from following on an FA, that is such a waste of a hex.

Other than using Mountain Tools re-sling service, I would just use supple perlon cord and do it myself.

Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 65
anotherclimber wrote:

People have already said it may be costly to re-sling them, but they are less bulky on the harness or gear sling.

If you resling with titan cord or something similar, you can tie them so that the knot fits inside the hex. This works for mid-sized and up.

highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion · · Colorado · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 35
Dave Bn wrote:

It's #cool to hate on hexes.  I like to tell those people to fuck off.

Never heard that from a hex lover. Pretty much the only thing I can hear over the jangling is "take"

caesar.salad · · earth · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 85
highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion wrote:

Pretty much the only thing I can hear over the jangling is "take"

I loled.

How about this one:

You can get them reslung in 1983.

Jake Cramer 1 · · State College, PA · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 80

I wasn't going to actually bite on all the dumb comments but; I'm keeping them because I'd rather spend my money on actually going climbing than on buying more climbing gear. Plus I'd rather bail off a free hex or two than a couple nuts when faced with some suspect tat and pins or a verglassed crack

caesar.salad · · earth · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 85
Jake Cramer 1 wrote:

I wasn't going to actually bite on all the dumb comments but; I'm keeping them because I'd rather spend my money on actually going climbing than on buying more climbing gear. Plus I'd rather bail off a free hex or two than a couple nuts when faced with some suspect tat and pins or a verglassed crack

Dude. I'm kidding. I have a set of hexes too for the same reasons.

Luc-514 · · Montreal, Quebec · Joined Nov 2006 · Points: 8,989

You can probably get them re-slung with dyneema slings at Ragged Mountain in North Conway NH, I don't know if Titan or nylon cord will fit the WC hexes.

James Schroeder · · Sauk County, WI · Joined May 2002 · Points: 3,052
highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion wrote:

Never heard that from a hex lover. Pretty much the only thing I can hear over the jangling is "take"

Savage, but true.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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