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What should I get to replace my lost cam?


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Mark LaPierre · · spencer, MA · Joined May 2015 · Points: 70

While climbing in Red Rock, Nevada, I had the misfortune of having to leave a Metolius  #8 power cam in a crack.  Now my issue is my Rack is an eclectic, a mixture of cams; BD C3 (000-2) and C4 (gold and purple), one Alien (blue), 4 Trango (1-4), one Wild Country friend ( green, found booty), 5 remaining Metolius (2 ultra-light 0,1 and 3 power cams 5-7), and 6 totem cams (all except the little black one, can't seem to find it any where).  My question is what brand should I get to fill the open slot on my rack?  Do I convert to totem fully? Do I compliment it by filling out another brand or brands, (BD, Metolius, Trango) or do I just get a new shinny #8 to hang next to my old battle scared ones?

Prithipal Khalsa · · San Diego · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 0

Which crack?

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

Omg hopefully you are trolling. Please make a decision on your own. 

Mark LaPierre · · spencer, MA · Joined May 2015 · Points: 70

Revoked near Ragged edges.

David Kerkeslager · · New Paltz, NY · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 55

You have enough different kinds of cams at this point that you probably can decide better than anyone else.

Señor Arroz · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 10

Better to just send your Frankenrack to me and get all new stuff that matches.

Mark LaPierre · · spencer, MA · Joined May 2015 · Points: 70

postage might be a bit much could you come and get it

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

My comment was harsh, but people come on to the forums asking MP to make every decision for them. The best comment is from David K. 

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

Mark LaPierre wrote:

While climbing in Red Rock, Nevada, I had the misfortune of having to leave a Metolius  #8 power cam in a crack.  Now my issue is my Rack is an eclectic, a mixture of cams; BD C3 (000-2) and C4 (gold and purple), one Alien (blue), 4 Trango (1-4), one Wild Country friend ( green, found booty), 5 remaining Metolius (2 ultra-light 0,1 and 3 power cams 5-7), and 6 totem cams (all except the little black one, can't seem to find it any where).  My question is what brand should I get to fill the open slot on my rack?  Do I convert to totem fully? Do I compliment it by filling out another brand or brands, (BD, Metolius, Trango) or do I just get a new shinny #8 to hang next to my old battle scared ones?

If you can't make this decision on your own, how do you ever decide where and what to climb?

Ryan Bowen · · Bend, Or · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 85

Replace it with hexes.  Be a man

jason.cre · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 10

Clearly replace it with a black totem.

Mark LaPierre · · spencer, MA · Joined May 2015 · Points: 70

Ryan Bowen wrote:

Replace it with hexes.  Be a man

more of a tricam man then hexes but I will consider it

Mark LaPierre · · spencer, MA · Joined May 2015 · Points: 70

Marc801 C wrote:

If you can't make this decision on your own, how do you ever decide where and what to climb?

oh don't get me started on that.  But I have a bossy partner.


Pepe Climbs Rocks · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2012 · Points: 0

Just run it out.

Noah Yetter · · Lakewood, CO · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 105

#3.5 DMM Demon

Mark LaPierre · · spencer, MA · Joined May 2015 · Points: 70

Noah Yetter wrote:

#3.5 DMM Demon

maybe but the #7 metolius is also blue like the DMM and might be a bit confusing. 

Señor Arroz · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 10
Nick Drake · · Newcastle, WA · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 483

grog m aka Greg McKee wrote:

Omg hopefully you are trolling. Please make a decision on your own. 

Mountain project has weighed in, he needs a triple rack of totems.


Em Cos · · Boulder, CO · Joined Apr 2010 · Points: 5

A gofundme account. 

Mark LaPierre · · spencer, MA · Joined May 2015 · Points: 70

thank you all for your input, I am surprised I didn't get more response on my comment about my use of tricams, and I think I will get a link cam, though no one suggested it!

David Kerkeslager · · New Paltz, NY · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 55
Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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