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Nov 8, 2012
Our truck was broken into in Brooklyn, NY and both my and my fiance's packs were stolen which were packed full of all of our climbing equipment. Harnesses, helmets, double ropes, about 2 full racks worth of trad gear (BD stuff).
We regularly climb in the Gunks.
I will be searching daily on craigslist and ebay to see if these thieves try to sell my gear... most of my stuff was marked with a sharpie the initials CP, but may be fading.
All carabiners were Black Diamond Oz and Hotwires
Ropes were Mammut Genesis 8.5 old model (orange/blue)
Petzl corax harness
Camp green/black lightweight helmet
old stinky climbing shoes cause i've been too cheap to buy new ones :(
BOth of our packs, EMS Summit TL and Mammut Trea Guide Women's (NEW)
If anyone gets wind of this stuff out there, please let me know.
WHy couldn't they steal my car :(
Chris & Kristina
From Riverdale, NY
Joined Jun 2, 2009
35 points
Nov 8, 2012
sorry to hear man, good luck in the recovery. NickinCO Mardi
From colorado
Joined Sep 17, 2010
40 points
Nov 8, 2012
I hate when that happens! Ed Wright
Joined May 14, 2006
35 points
Nov 8, 2012
That sucks, sorry... I really hope you get your shit back.

but, WHY? WHY would you leave your gear in a truck in Brooklyn? WTF were you thinking?

There's no reason... You should have at least lugged the gear around.

Sorry though...
From Reno, NV
Joined Jan 26, 2011
130 points
Nov 8, 2012
That SUCKS!!!

Seeing stuff like this makes me increasingly diligent about NEVER leaving my gear in my truck. There are too many posts about gear being stolen out of peoples cars on this site, and I don't want to have to replace my rack.

Sorry to hear about this, Christopher. I hope that you are able to get your gear back or at least get some coverage through insurance.
NC Rock Climber
From The Oven, AKA Phoenix
Joined Dec 6, 2009
15 points
Nov 8, 2012
it's a long shot, but check the bushes/ditches around teh scene of the crime. In squamish thieves have been known to rifle through packs for wallets, passports, etc before ditching the rest in a bush nearby.


fucking thieves
From Bellingham, WA
Joined Feb 4, 2007
85 points
Nov 8, 2012
dirtbag wrote:
insurance? fucking thieves

I thought this was a funny juxtaposition...

But for realsies; I hope you have comprehensive coverage with a low enough deductible to help take a chunk out of the cost of replacing all that stuff. My condolences.
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
40 points
Nov 8, 2012
How awful. Do you have renter's or homeowner's insurance? I know my renter's policy would actually cover this kind of loss with a modest deductible. I got curious and looked into it after accidentally leaving my station wagon unlocked at the Trapps all day with my rack sitting in the trunk in plain view. Thankfully the Gunks isn't Brooklyn...

Good luck getting your stuff back. I'll keep an eye out.
Logan Schiff
From Brooklyn, NY
Joined Jun 18, 2012
45 points
Nov 8, 2012
Sorry to hear about your gear.

I had my ice climbing backpack stolen last year, loaded with ropes, harness, crampons, etc... Renter's insurance covered it without question. It's bizarre how quickly the price tag of our climbing equipment adds up.
From Colorado
Joined Aug 6, 2011
130 points
Nov 9, 2012
So sorry. Hard lesson. But Brooklyn? You can get your household garbage stolen in Brooklyn.
None of us should ever have to lock anything up, but the sad truth is we all always have to lock up everything.
Joined Sep 15, 2012
0 points
Nov 10, 2012
Gunnery Sgt Hartmann: Jesus H Christ Private Pyle why is your gear in your truck?

Private Pyle: Sir I dont know sir

Gunnery Sgt Hartmann: Private Pyle if there is one thing in this world that I hate it is gear left in your truck, you know that dont you?

Private Pyle: Sir yes sir

Gunnery Sgt Hartmann: If it wasnt for dickheads like you there wouldnt be any theivery in this world, would there?

Private Pyle: Sir no sir

Gunnery Sgt Hartmann: Get down!

Pyle steps off his "pedasatal"

Gunnery Sgt Hartmann: Well know lets just see if there is anything missing... Holy Jesus, what is that? What the fuck is that? WHAT IS THAT PRIVATE PYLE?

Private Pyle: A jelly donut sir

Yeah you know the rest.
Cole Phinney
From Sheridan, Wy
Joined Feb 1, 2010
0 points
Nov 10, 2012
Not that it helps, but looking at that list thats the equivalent of leaving $3500.00 in cash in your vehicle. If we thought about it like that alot less gear would be stolen out of vehicles. Sorry to hear about that. Its gotta hurt. Christopher Gibson
From Frisco, Texas
Joined Feb 13, 2012
0 points
Nov 10, 2012
Never had to figure this out but thought I read on here once that homeowner's insurance covers stuff stolen from your car? Chris treggE
From Madison, WI
Joined May 25, 2007
8,040 points
Nov 10, 2012
Some times gear has to be left in the car. The car is worth a lot more (well maybe not your car)but we park and leave them all over the place. I hope you have homeowners or renters insurance. 1Eric Rhicard
Joined Feb 15, 2006
7,600 points
Nov 10, 2012
That totally sucks man. I totally feel for you. There is no worse feeling than to have someone steal the gear for the actgvity you love so much. I recently had all of my slackline stuff stolen. Lukily I was able to get it back, but it still hurts. Good luck. Jcomeau
From North Conway
Joined Jul 7, 2009
630 points

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