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Weirdly Named Gear

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Cameron Falkenburg · · Olympia, WA · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 0

Ao I've read a few route descriptions that have weirdly named gear.

For example, smashmouth says the final crux is protected by a bristle? Is that gear or a cactus?

Another example, infrared in moab says rack up sliders. Are those ball nuts?

Can we get a thread for all the weird names out there for gear?

Don Ferris III · · Eldorado Springs · Joined Nov 2012 · Points: 175

The hell is a big bro?  And why aren’t they called crack pipes?

Jeff Luton · · Arcata · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 5

Bong, can I hit that?

Stiles · · the Mountains · Joined May 2003 · Points: 840

Pecker has got me Crack'n Up

Blockhead · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 15

Don’t hit the bong with the Piton hammer

Blockhead · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 15

DMM peanuts
Nut allergies Aka someone who only places cams

Blockhead · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 15

Bashies Sounds painful

Copperheads I hate snakes

Jordy Clements · · Lake Tahoe · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 21

Even if sliders = balls nuts, let's not all act like ball nuts is a normal thing to say. Also, my Friends are usually humanoid and pay for gas, but maybe that's just me. 

Mike · · Phoenix · Joined May 2006 · Points: 2,615

I've often chuckled at the carabiner by Camp called the Dyon. It's like, you're gonna dyon this carabiner! Seems like a poor choice of name for climbing equipment. I realize that Camp is an Italian company and there might be things lost in translation, but IMHO it's still a strange name for a carabiner.

Andrei Steclaru · · London, UK · Joined Jul 2019 · Points: 0
Blockhead wrote: DMM peanuts
Nut allergies Aka someone who only places cams

Actually, they're called Peenuts.

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,931
Mike wrote: I've often chuckled at the carabiner by Camp called the Dyon. It's like, you're gonna dyon this carabiner! 

It's OK though. Your heart will go on.

Doug Foster · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 61

All the Send Climbing knee bar pads have very funny descriptions. "The MINI STRAP-ON SLIM knee pad is designed with THINNER rubber and THINNER neoprene for an ultralight, ultra low profile, high performance kneepad with increased sensitivity for those who want a little less bulk." Like a mix of a strap on review and condom review. The slip on knee pad is called the Wizard's Sleeve, look that one up on Urban Dictionary

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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