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How many cams in your rack


Oldtradguy · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2008 · Points: 15
Suburban Roadside wrote: Depends, but often, as many as 20,
 & small wires,(&#s1&2 wired hexs)
1 Clog Cob(2.5 friend size)
@-# !_?- my "wab" a Clog-COG For "hammer time" not a bail piece

I'm tripled up & carry triples in the 3 small tricams too (1 or 2 have been modified)

 I've been adding more pro,  as my weight has increased &, the grade of the climbs & number I do has decreased.

I thought that I was the only one that still had Clog Cogs.


Use these for Christmas decorations
Matt Westlake · · Durham, NC · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 587

6-20 plus a single set of stoppers (brand varies with my mood but lately metolius UL) plus a few bigger brassies (3-6). Mix of totems (black-red) and master cams (1-4 or 00-4 usually) for most things plus a C4 #2 and/or 3. I don't usually expect fixed anchors but I find the above accounts for that.

 Depending on if the route is onsight maybe the green, yellow, and grey aliens come too or a C4 #4. Harder routes get more small stuff usually unless it is known to have wider stuff. Once I have things wired I pare it down but don't go completely with the exact set because I sometimes forget or miss a prior placement and would rather carry a little more than be hosed.

Tom Powell · · Ogden, Utah · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 60

I have 16 cams I usually rack 6 - 10 plus nuts and sometimes hexes.

Locker · · Yucca Valley, CA · Joined Oct 2002 · Points: 2,269

The mathematical equation I go by = age x < sackage + crackers for bones = too many...

Briggs Lazalde · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 0
Locker wrote: The mathematical equation I go by = age x < sackage + crackers for bones = too many...

Translation please. He may be on to something?

rgold · · Poughkeepsie, NY · Joined Feb 2008 · Points: 526
Oldtradguy wrote:

I thought that I was the only one that still had Clog Cogs.


Romano has 'em and uses them on every climb.

Nick Gibson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2012 · Points: 0

Needless to say, rack for the specific climb. But on most varied multi pitch I'll bring doubles in .2 - 3, one .1, a set of nuts, and 2 larger hexes. So roughly 18 cams supplemented with passive pro. And about 10-14 alpine draws.

This is all personal preference, so bring whatever makes you feel good. When I was getting into trad and slowly building my rack I had many occasions where I ran out of gear and had a difficult time building anchors and also had to run it out, so now I (admittedly) bring a lot of gear up. Also, I usually climb in Eldo and having a varied rack comes in handy. 

Suburban Roadside · · Abovetraffic on Hudson · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 1,719
rgold wrote:

Romano has 'em and uses them on every climb.

But the real questions are,(1)  if you insist,  will he wear a harness? (not that 35 yr old 1 inch, giving yet another definition  of - "Hero Loop")
 &(2)Will he  at least carry the cams you offer him?(3) is there a way to make him place one? - (I've  had to place my own at the belay!)
edit:
 yeah, actually, I'd heard about the small "wheels" even a #1!
rgold · · Poughkeepsie, NY · Joined Feb 2008 · Points: 526

I don't think he'll wear a harness.  Last time I looked, he had a few small cams on his rack.

Buck Rio · · MN · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 0

It depends, but I only have 17 cams total, so I will usually have 10-12 on my rack, with some offsets and some peenuts. I'll grab doubles from a partner if I think I'll need more.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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