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Rock Pro for the Modern Day Dirt Bagger


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Evan Marsh · · Aurora, CO · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 85

As I removed the pit from an avocado this evening I thought to myself, "Dang, these things are hard as rocks... I bet you could take a whipper on one of these if you threaded it with some 5.5 tech cord..." This caused me to reflect on the early days of trad climbing and how many of our dirt-bag predecessors were so bold as to remove the legs from cast iron ovens and hammer them into granite cracks, thus creating the world's dirt-bag pitons.

Forum purpose: Share some funny (maybe even realistic) ideas of every day things which may be used as rock-pro for today's modern dirt-bagger. 

I submit for your future, micro-crack, aid climbing endeavors: The piton butter-knife blade (warning: for aid climbing only, not rated for falls)

Propane Tanks: Coleman stove size for large offwidth/fist cracks, Backyard Grill size for squeeze chimneys

Slartibartfast · · Magrathea · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 0

Dirtbags don't eat avocados.

Less so in March.

jg fox · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 5
Slartibartfast wrote:

Dirtbags don't eat avocados.

Less so in March.

/thread

Healyje · · PDX · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 456

The right rocks work fine as nuts.

Evan Marsh · · Aurora, CO · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 85
Slartibartfast wrote:

Dirtbags don't eat avocados.

Less so in March.

Avacados at Sprouts, 3 for $1, Those is pretty close to dirt bag prices


Slartibartfast · · Magrathea · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 0
Evan Marsh wrote:

Avacados at Sprouts, 3 for $1, Those is pretty close to dirt bag prices


Sounds like paradise.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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