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Jun 16, 2012
was looking to pick a few cam hooks to start practicing with them on choss...was curious as to what the most common sizes you all use are? Kilroywashere!
From Harrisonburg, Virginia
Joined Oct 27, 2009
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Jun 17, 2012
if its a harder route/FA ill carry 1 micro 2 narrows and 1 wide, but on easier routes just a narrow and a wide are more than enough...

hint: a super light tap with the hammer will often make camhooks waaay bomb, but still removable by hand...i'll only do it on more gnar pitches were i'm getting into broken bones territory/need to leave them as gear

have fun, be safe

wear yer dam helmet, aid climbing=inverted brain splatter
ParkerKempf Kempf
From atlanta, GA
Joined Jul 16, 2011
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Jun 17, 2012
hahah i dont climb without a helmet. ever. our rock has a tendency of coming off and attacking you from above for no got damn reason at all!

thanks much for the tip, dont think i'll be carrying a hammer anytime soon, but i'll def. remember it
Kilroywashere!
From Harrisonburg, Virginia
Joined Oct 27, 2009
160 points
Jun 17, 2012
Two micros and two mediums Ride on my adders all the time , I'll also have two wides stashed on ether my shoulder strap or harness where there easy to get at .

If you hammer them in be prepared cuz they have a nasty habit of springing out on you
Usually about the time you reach the third or second step.also when hooking choss your
More than likely going to be breaking shit off and falling , when I take someone out to practice I'll always set a TR , same if it's just myself except I use a gri gri for self belay.
Even if your just a couple feet off the ground it's way too easy to break an ankle this way


I find the best placement for cam hooks to be old lost arrow / kinfe blade pin scars or small flakes that wont take a fair- good micro nut .when I'm moving fast .
Most really thin cracks can take a nut ( that's what the micro nuts are for, besides Even though it's a small nut I always feel much better using a well placed nut than a cam hook)
Just my .02
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