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Nov 1, 2012
SMC Endeez Rope End-icators

This is the most useless piece of gear I ever seen !!!

rei.com/product/841853/smc-end...
waltereo
Joined Jul 7, 2007
0 points
Nov 1, 2012
Your link goes to a blank page, so yeah it's faily useless alright. Couldn't find it but there was a thread on this a while back. My search skilz suck. Glenn Schuler
From Monument, Co.
Joined Jun 24, 2006
1,070 points
Nov 1, 2012
Glenn Schuler wrote:
Your link goes to a blank page, so yeah it's faily useless alright. Couldn't find it but there was a thread on this a while back. My search skilz suck.


Link is working fine
Dunno there was a discussion about that
waltereo
Joined Jul 7, 2007
0 points
Nov 1, 2012
waltereo wrote:
SMC Endeez Rope End-icators This is the most useless piece of gear I ever seen !!! rei.com/product/841853/smc-end...

waltereo wrote:
Link is working fine


No, it's not.

Working link here

Considering how many fatalities have occurred when people have rapped off the ends of their rope and lowered people off the ends of their rope, I would venture to say that there are a lot more useless pieces of equipment out there.

That said, I won't be putting these on my ropes because I'm very conscientious when it comes to my ropes' ends.
Marc H
From Denver
Joined May 10, 2007
20 points
Nov 1, 2012
it's hard to beat this

thegearcaster.com/the_gearcast...
Scott Jones
From Davis, ca
Joined Sep 9, 2010
15 points
Nov 1, 2012
Wouldn't this make tying in a royal PITA? And having metal hanging off your knot while climbing.

If you took these on/off between climbing and rapping, it would be easier to tie a knot...like thousands of competent and living climbers these days.
Brendan Blanchard
From Boulder, CO
Joined Oct 18, 2010
410 points
Nov 1, 2012
1. if yr worried about the end of the rope when belaying, tie an effing knot in it, or keep it knotted to yr rope bag/tarp

2. just tie a knot on rap where youre worried

3. if yr worried about knots getting stuck by wind, trees, etc ... just saddlebag the rope and knot the rope then

its that simple ... no need to spend 20 smackaroos ...

and honestly if you need stuff like this or those $$$$ "pre-tied" prussics, etc ... theres something really wrong ...
bearbreeder
Joined Mar 1, 2009
25 points
Nov 1, 2012
"Climbing Endees, now in abyss color!" mcarizona
From Flag
Joined Feb 5, 2007
25 points
Nov 1, 2012
Yeah, kind of useless.

Some more fun, useless crap:


Black Diamond: ATC Sport - Platinum

Kong Frog
Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,230 points
Nov 1, 2012
Stich wrote:
Yeah, kind of useless. Some more fun, useless crap: Black Diamond: ATC Sport - Platinum Kong Frog


The Frog is a lot more useful than the ATC sport. There've definitely been times where, if I tried to clip from the clipping jug, I'd either be reaching way too far (I'm 6'1"), or clipping at my ankles. The Frog is purpose built for onsights where you don't know if the bolts were well placed or not.
Petsfed
From Laramie, WY
Joined Mar 12, 2002
872 points
Administrator
Nov 1, 2012
My sack. It seems it's never where I can find it when I really need it. Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
Joined Jul 30, 2011
703 points
Nov 1, 2012
Above all, the Endeez Rope End-icators need an allen key (AFAIK when looking at the pictures ) to fix it to the end of the rope !! waltereo
Joined Jul 7, 2007
0 points
Nov 1, 2012
Scott Jones wrote:
it's hard to beat this thegearcaster.com/the_gearcast...




This is is hard to beat too !
What happened if you poo in your pants ? no more harness !
waltereo
Joined Jul 7, 2007
0 points
Nov 1, 2012
my vote for useless gear.


sonoranclimbinggear.com/
T Howes
From Sisters, OR
Joined Dec 13, 2010
0 points
Nov 1, 2012
Absolutely useless:

rei.com/product/718303/black-d...

Who needs to protect a handcrack?
JSlack
Joined Jul 22, 2009
125 points
Nov 1, 2012
OK, I found it. Similar theme, some pretty good stuff in there.

mountainproject.com/v/what-was...
Glenn Schuler
From Monument, Co.
Joined Jun 24, 2006
1,070 points
Nov 1, 2012
PAS... Ryan N
From Bellingham, WA
Joined May 21, 2009
0 points
Nov 1, 2012
A Kong Frog is more useful than a Trango Squid. PRRose
From Boulder
Joined Feb 11, 2006
0 points
Nov 1, 2012
Gnar down skirt

Bionic 8

BiWire Carabiner

Wind underwear
shoo
Joined Aug 9, 2010
0 points
Nov 1, 2012
Tom Howes wrote:
my vote for useless gear. sonoranclimbinggear.com/


$90! Gotta use that one a few times to make it worth it! Funny stuff
S Denny
From Aspen, CO
Joined Sep 25, 2008
15 points
Nov 1, 2012
This thread is awesome!!

With regards to the Endeez, still trying to figure out WTF this means:
"Use the Endeez as back-up knots when you're rappelling and belaying"

Ummm what?
Kenan
Joined Apr 15, 2010
1,218 points
Nov 1, 2012
Kenan wrote:
This thread is awesome!! With regards to the Endeez, still trying to figure out WTF this means: "Use the Endeez as back-up knots when you're rappelling and belaying" Ummm what?

Why is that hard to understand?
csproul
From Davis, CA
Joined Dec 3, 2009
25 points
Nov 1, 2012
I never liked the BD Blizzard ice tool holster, even though it seems like others like it. Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
105 points
Nov 1, 2012
Skinny rope bags... had enough of trying to stuff rope back in there after climbing, so these days I just flake the rope directly into a top loading pack, and feed it straight out of there next time around. Peter Stokes
From Them Thar Hills
Joined Apr 30, 2009
0 points
Nov 1, 2012
csproul wrote:
Why is that hard to understand?


It just seems strange to say that they're backup knots. Obviously you can tie a backup knot with our without this nifty little gadget.

Is the idea that they're large enough to get caught when they come around the bend in the rope in the belay device? Or is it more of just a visual identifier of the rope end??

I dunno, maybe I'm missing something but seems quite strange to me.
Kenan
Joined Apr 15, 2010
1,218 points
Nov 1, 2012
shoo wrote:

Only the loading in the "OK" box is allowed.

Oh My!
Chris Rinaldo
From Boulder, CO
Joined Nov 28, 2006
10 points


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