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Sep 12, 2012
I really think that climbing involves figuring out what works best for you and disregarding the rest. If you find that it helps you to color code your 'biners, neat. If you're not sure, then try different methods and systems out until you figure out one that works best for you.

When I finally cobbled together a rack, it was Camalots and I did buy a Neutrino rackpack. Had the colored Nano 22 rackpack been out, I would have bought those instead for their weight and price.

Also, anyone notice that BD came out with color coded Oz rackpacks? They don't seem that appealing though for the price considering their weight and size as compared to what CAMP offers in Photons or Nanos.
Tony T.
From Denver, CO
Joined Jul 29, 2009
10 points
Sep 12, 2012
My cams have color-matching carabiners. Some are neutrinos, some are other brands. I started doing so before BD came out with the colored neutrino packs. It works for me. I don't give a shit if anyone else does so or doesn't do so. I also don't give a a shit if anyone thinks that I am somehow "doing it wrong" because I rack this way. What's with all the hate here lately? kBobby Hanson
From Spokane, WA
Joined Oct 5, 2001
1,245 points
Sep 12, 2012
lets put it this way-

if you need biners, and they are the same price, and your rack is c3's/c4's, the colored neutrinos (or similar) will only make things easier.

will they make you climb harder?

no

are they nice to have?

yes.
rogerbenton
Joined Sep 5, 2011
90 points
Sep 12, 2012
I don't know anyone who matches cam colors to biner colors. This is obviously just a marketing move by companies like BD who want people to buy new biners. camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Joined Jun 27, 2006
1,190 points
Sep 12, 2012
First, to gain any credibility : are you all 'Yourneymen'? Cos if your not all this is just silly talk about how people prefer to rack their cams. BigJuggsjohnson
Joined Jul 9, 2012
0 points
Sep 12, 2012
I misspelled it. Its ' Yhournaymen' ! Eh? BigJuggsjohnson
Joined Jul 9, 2012
0 points
Sep 12, 2012
I match. Thought it might be nice when I started my rack a few years ago. Doesn't make any difference when I mix cams with partners, but I keep doing it for s--ts and giggles. But if it works for some people, more power to 'em. Emmett Lyman
From Somerville, MA
Joined Feb 7, 2011
35 points
Sep 12, 2012
I rack different types of gear with different types of wiregates.
i.e. petzl Ange L’s for cams, red WC wiregates for extended slings, orange wiregates for offset cams, and teal OP Five-0’s for nuts.
Do whatever works for you. Have fun and enjoy climbing.
randy88fj62
Joined May 28, 2010
103 points
Sep 12, 2012
camhead wrote:
I don't know anyone who matches cam colors to biner colors. This is obviously just a marketing move by companies like BD who want people to buy new biners.


If by "marketing move" you mean "making your rack slightly more convenient at the same price" then yes, you're correct. I'm sure BD would LOVE everybody to go out and replace their old biners with color-coded ones, but I doubt that ever really happens. Instead, when somebody buys a new cam they'll need a racking biner...and if you need to buy one, why not make it the same color as the cam anyways?

All my C4's have color-matched biners, because I bought them when I bought the cams anyways. Of course I could still climb fine without the color matching, but I do find it convenient: if I need a #3 I just grab the blue biner off my back gear loop. My mastercams are racked on plain silver wiregates that I had kicking around
Ian Stewart
Joined May 17, 2010
0 points
Sep 12, 2012
No. I climb with BD and Metolius cams and use the normal silver colored wiregates for everything. I have seen people do what you're talking about though. I think it looks prissy. I've even seen someone put matching colored tape on the wires of their stoppers... Super lame. You learn to memorize the sizes more than anything. If you actually climb with them, the color just blends to gray eventually. Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
40 points
Sep 12, 2012
I have mild OCD so mine are all color matched (C4s and Neutrinos). I don't think it helps much but I was buying 'biners anyway. I even color match 'biners and slings. Don't judge me! Vaughn
Joined Mar 21, 2011
25 points
Sep 12, 2012
kBobby wrote:
I also don't give a a shit if anyone thinks that I am somehow "doing it wrong" because I rack this way. What's with all the hate here lately?



thats the great thing about climbers ... if you arent doing it the way they do it ... yr an idiot and wrong ;)

they all think they have the one and only solution because theyve been climbing for X number of decades, or can lead 5.XX climb or can run it out till the cows come home =P

ESPECIALLY when it comes to telling you how to rack yr gear on what biners !!!

look at these idiots doing it "wrong" ... dont they know they should only rack the MP approved way =O

bearbreeder
Joined Mar 1, 2009
25 points
Sep 12, 2012
Yup. Do it. New rack so I got the new biners. On sale too. GonnaBe
Joined Nov 22, 2010
90 points
Administrator
Sep 12, 2012
Often when I'm thrutching my way up a route that should be within my abilities I think "Goddammit. If I had just racked with all silver biners I wouldn't be making these rookie technique mistakes." Then I go back to my site and drink myself into a stupor from the shame of being a color-coordinated n00b. Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Joined Jul 30, 2011
703 points
Sep 12, 2012
Boissal actually read my ticks. Several 11's up to 11d. And those aren't all my climbs. I'm just being sarcastic in my original comment but FYI, next time read the whole profile . And as for the "not proud" of a quad set I'm not, I just have the means to have them so why not? Ryan N
From Bellingham, WA
Joined May 21, 2009
0 points
Sep 12, 2012
camhead wrote:
I don't know anyone who matches cam colors to biner colors. This is obviously just a marketing move by companies like BD who want people to buy new biners.

Exactly. And this is a thread dedicated to all those proud color-coding sheep.
user id
Joined Mar 19, 2009
60 points
Sep 12, 2012
Jake Jones wrote:
Often when I'm thrutching my way up a route that should be within my abilities I think "Goddammit. If I had just racked with all silver biners I wouldn't be making these rookie technique mistakes." Then I go back to my site and drink myself into a stupor from the shame of being a color-coordinated n00b.


hahaha, well at least next time you'll know better.
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
40 points
Administrator
Sep 12, 2012
Lol. Please Jon, don't make it any more painful than it already is. I have precisely 21 colored biners that I'm now scared to take out in public lest I be flogged for being the unwitting victim of dastardly corporate gimmicking. Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Joined Jul 30, 2011
703 points
Sep 12, 2012
Jake Jones wrote:
Lol. Please Jon, don't make it any more painful than it already is. I have precisely 21 colored biners that I'm now scared to take out in public lest I be flogged for being the unwitting victim of dastardly corporate gimmicking.


It's ok. Really, the color of the gear you use don't matter none. It's how well you use it. Am I right? It's a free country. I accept biners of all colors and creeds.
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
40 points
Sep 12, 2012
Wild Country was the first to do this. All my gray biners exactly match my gray friends. Jason Todd
From Cody, WY
Joined Apr 21, 2012
543 points
Administrator
Sep 12, 2012
Thanks for not being a binerist. Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Joined Jul 30, 2011
703 points
Sep 12, 2012
All else being equal, I like to color code my biners.

I would also like to color code my wardrobe.

I've never gotten around to either.
Stephan Doyle
Joined Jan 5, 2012
0 points
Administrator
Sep 12, 2012
this:
rogerbenton wrote:
lets put it this way- if you need biners, and they are the same price, and your rack is c3's/c4's, the colored neutrinos (or similar) will only make things easier. will they make you climb harder? no are they nice to have? yes.
Dom
From New Brunswick Canada
Joined Dec 8, 2007
1,075 points
Sep 12, 2012
I got some on sale one time and I have to say rarely do I pay attention to the color of biner...all I look for in a racking biner is an affordable light wiregate...the idea makes sense, but I tend to look at the cam and pay very little attention to the color of biner...I guess it just depends on what you look at Richard88
From Sheridan, WY
Joined Dec 13, 2009
0 points
Sep 12, 2012
I do squiddo
From Mountain View, CA
Joined Jul 28, 2008
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