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Aug 21, 2012
just curious... if so, which route? Edward_
Joined Feb 3, 2012
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Aug 21, 2012
I have. Just once. It was on Ragged Edges. kBobby Hanson
From Spokane, WA
Joined Oct 5, 2001
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Aug 21, 2012
Yes, Sport Wanker Extraordinaire in the Calico Hills, Las Vegas. Andy Hansen
From Longmont, Colorado
Joined Sep 26, 2009
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Aug 21, 2012
Basically just once..The Classic, Granite Mountain, Prescott, AZ MacM
From Cave Creek/Preskitt, AZ
Joined Feb 5, 2010
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Aug 21, 2012
not to hijack but what about the #5?

I picked one up but I'm debating on how useful it will be for me. It seems like Red Rocks always has wider stuff? Maybe I'll hold onto it for this season in Red rocks...
From Irvine, CA
Joined Mar 2, 2008
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Aug 21, 2012
Yes. Go to Indian Creek and try some offwidths. Or Cashmere Crack in Little Cottonwood.

For the #5: maybe not a necessary placement, but I have found places at the Gunks where I've put it just to save the weight! (Don't ask why I hauled that sorry sucker up in the first place.)
Charlie S
From Ogden, UT
Joined Aug 23, 2007
1,233 points
Aug 21, 2012
#5 is nice on Owl Rock in Arches NP. #6 is still shiny and collecting dust in the gear closet. George Barnes
From Westminster, CO
Joined Mar 9, 2008
70 points
Aug 21, 2012
Primrose dihedral, moses tradryan
Joined Feb 15, 2008
30 points
Aug 21, 2012
I used one on Community Pillar in Red Rocks. I used one on Sheila in Pine Creek Canyon (Bishop area). I think I've used it a couple other times but can't remember specifics. Aerili
From Los Alamos, NM
Joined Mar 5, 2007
1,680 points
Aug 21, 2012
I cant remember the route, but I used two #5's, one #4, and one #6 on some route in josh. johnthethird
Joined Jan 6, 2012
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Aug 21, 2012
I used a #6, but only once in self defense. bio
From mesa, az
Joined Dec 20, 2007
815 points
Aug 21, 2012
My rope gun had to borrow one so we could do Great White Book when the line on South Crack was too long last year.

Not our pic:

Rock Climbing Photo: Great White Book, Tuolumne.
Great White Book, Tuolumne.
Matt N
From Santa Barbara, CA
Joined Oct 20, 2010
180 points
Aug 22, 2012
Quite a few... But Moby Dick Ahab was one of the most notable. Its hard to call it an onsight when you spend over an hour squirming up 150ft but there it is none the less.

That six was tipped out as hell though
Rock Climbing Photo: 10b flaring squeeze hell.
10b flaring squeeze hell.
Jim Reynolds
Joined Mar 7, 2011
35 points
Aug 22, 2012
Weird question. Kind of like "anybody ever buy Climbing shoes and actually use them".

can't tell you how many times. In eldo, steamboat, moab, ic, vedauwoo.
Greg D
From Here
Joined Apr 5, 2006
511 points
Aug 22, 2012
Yep many times at the Voo. Love that size!!!! Princess Mia
From Vail
Joined May 22, 2006
30 points
Aug 22, 2012
Our climbing club has a communal #6 that's passed on every year as a volunteer award. My mentor received the honor last year (the cam's 2nd time out). Part of the deal is that the cam must be placed on a climb at the Gunks and photographic evidence must be provided to the club.

She had me bring it up Baby. Stupid cam is bigger than my head - and it's too big for that crack!!
Joined May 11, 2011
5 points
Aug 22, 2012
She has:

Chris D
From the couch
Joined Apr 14, 2009
2,055 points
Aug 22, 2012
All the time in the desert, and multiple times on a FA called Sidewinder in the Fisher Towers, including one section where you do very insecure climbing past a tipped out #6 while trying not to kick it out.

Paul Gagner
Joined Oct 9, 2007
0 points
Aug 22, 2012
many times, but hopefully years of counseling and thousands of dollars in co-pays and xanax will cure that problem.... slim
Joined Dec 1, 2004
885 points
Aug 22, 2012
what? that is like saying has the sun come up today! all the time "fat crack" foe life!!!!1 Devin Fin
Joined Jan 14, 2010
2,860 points
Aug 22, 2012
Edited to add location for photos. First two are Championship Wrestling in Jtree, third is Binge and Purge, IC.

Rock Climbing Photo: The start...
The start...

Get into the wide side of things... I've noticed has been down for a while. That's where I go when I need some wide porn. I hope it gets up and running soon.

Rock Climbing Photo: Runout on a tipped six
Runout on a tipped six

The six is handy on Binge and Purge. There's a million places to put one. Most normal people avoid climbing in those places. Try it. You might like it.

Rock Climbing Photo: Bring the six or there will be trouble.
Bring the six or there will be trouble.
Jamie Henrichsen
From Lake Morena, CA
Joined Oct 19, 2009
15 points
Aug 22, 2012
On the way to the Voo as we speak. I hope to place my #6s a lot!!! Princess Mia
From Vail
Joined May 22, 2006
30 points
Aug 22, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Maneater-Jtree

Do you like to climb OW if you do, then you probably want some big cams!
From CA
Joined Nov 10, 2008
154 points
Aug 22, 2012
I guess I don't go out of my way to seek OW so I haven't used one yet. Ha!

(Oh for those wondering... I was asking cause I don't have a #6 and the topic came up in discussion, where would I ever use one? (of the ones I want to do... easy-moderates, mostly in California and particularly Yosemite) Looked at even Steck-Salathe and it doesn't need one. I had thought about doing Ragged Edges, but I do have a #5)

Thanks for the all the replies. Greatly appreciated.
Joined Feb 3, 2012
245 points
Aug 22, 2012
Yep, and I have loved it every time. I was shut down more then once without it too. Ahhhh the 6, She's beautiful! skiclimber
Joined Jul 18, 2006
0 points
Aug 22, 2012
For ~1/2 of Road Warrior on Ebvans it is about the only thing that would have worked. But I didn't have it and I was pissed. Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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