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Maintaining trad gear in Hawaii


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Troy Smith · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2017 · Points: 0

Do you find the environment harsher on your equipment and it rusting or sticking without regular maintenance?  What do you do to maintain your gear in Hawaii and protect it from the salt air and rust?  

Very Strange · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 432

Check out info from climbers tackling sea cliffs in England like Pembroke. They soak gear in water baths and retire stuff much earlier- from what I recall. Anyway, so there's trad in Hawaii you say?!?

20 kN · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2009 · Points: 1,348

Troy Smith wrote:

Do you find the environment harsher on your equipment and it rusting or sticking without regular maintenance? 

Not to any concerning degree. Unless you're leaving the gear on the wall for weeks or months at a time, you wont need any special maintenance procedures. Inspect the gear on occasion and wash it if you feel the need to, but otherwise you shouldent have an issue. If you leave some project draws up on the wall for a few months, that may become an issue.

Troy Smith · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2017 · Points: 0

Thanks for the responses.  


Yes, Hawaii has trad climbs — check ‘em out here on mountain project.  

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