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What's a piece of gear not many people own, but you use/recommend? Rich zz
From california
Joined Oct 2, 2012
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Feb 18, 2016
#1 and #2 BD stoppers. Usually reserved for aid, those two pieces have been my mental duct tape more than a handful of times.

Will it hold a fall? Probably not.

Is it better than nothing? Yes, yes it is.
fromtheestuary
Joined Sep 21, 2014
50 points
Feb 18, 2016
This thing

My wife bought it for me and I thought it seemed kind of pointless. I can use cheap cordage for a prusik. But this thing works so much better. It slides and stops like butter. I didn't know I wanted it until I had it.
Creed A
Joined Apr 15, 2012
680 points
Feb 18, 2016
Hollow block Max Forbes
From Burlington, VT
Joined Jan 6, 2014
24 points
Feb 18, 2016
Huge +1 to the hollow block. Kyle Ondy
From Somerset, NJ
Joined Sep 3, 2015
0 points
Feb 18, 2016
What length in the Hollow Block do you recommend? Nat Shultz
From Cottonwood Heights
Joined Apr 8, 2009
0 points
Feb 18, 2016
Max Forbes wrote:
Hollow block

I assume for a prusik? why over a normal cordalette?
Rich zz
From california
Joined Oct 2, 2012
0 points
Feb 18, 2016
Nat Shultz wrote:
What length in the Hollow Block do you recommend?


I got the 19in, but I also extend my rappels.
Kyle Ondy
From Somerset, NJ
Joined Sep 3, 2015
0 points
Feb 18, 2016
Andy, it is used for a rap backup.. The material it is made from is good for high heat (rubbing on rope as you rap) compared to a skinny sling. Cor
Joined Mar 6, 2006
930 points
Feb 18, 2016
+1 for the hollowblock, you can also extend a piece with it in a pinch, i believe it is rated for like 16kn or something. beach
From Portland, ME
Joined Jun 5, 2013
44 points
Feb 18, 2016
ahhh, I see now. I have a 12'' piece of cord I got for $1 I use for this purpose, but I guess since people are raving about it, I'll give it a try! Andy Novak
From Golden, Co
Joined Aug 22, 2007
5 points
Feb 18, 2016
Aeropress Daryl Allan
From Sierra Vista, AZ
Joined Sep 13, 2006
390 points
Feb 18, 2016
wired hexes to back up the 1-3 camalots. haters gonna hate but they are solid and cheap T Roper
From DC,VA,NM,UT,CT,MA
Joined Mar 31, 2006
730 points
Feb 18, 2016
Daryl Allan wrote:
Aeropress


gotta get your caffeine fix somehow.
Rich zz
From california
Joined Oct 2, 2012
0 points
Feb 18, 2016
tricams eli poss
From Durango, Co
Joined May 9, 2014
136 points
Feb 18, 2016
Offset nuts. They account for most of the nuts on my rack [insert joke]. Erik W
From Boulder, CO
Joined Mar 8, 2007
115 points
Feb 18, 2016
Tricams and ballnuts kcradford
From Asheville, NC
Joined Feb 21, 2012
0 points
Feb 18, 2016
Rich zz wrote:
What's a piece of gear not many people own, but you use/recommend?


A fat HMS biner with the knowledge of how to properly use a munter and tie a munter mule.

Prussik/Hollow Block.
Michael C
From New Jersey
Joined Jun 9, 2011
190 points
Feb 18, 2016
The hollow block is also great on icy ropes (crevasse rescue) and seems to grip a little better as it is more flat than round. Go with the shorter length if you aren't extending raps. Mark Ra
From Mid-Atlantic/CO
Joined Feb 6, 2014
60 points
Feb 18, 2016
dmm peenuts Eli
From Utarizona
Joined Nov 21, 2010
4,226 points
Feb 18, 2016
CAMP Piranha knife, weighs nothing and stays clipped to my harness along with a prusik on anything > 1 pitch. Ya know, in case of the Vertical Limit scenario. Careful though, this little guy is sharp like you wouldn't believe! Kevin MP
From Redmond, OR
Joined Nov 9, 2013
153 points
Feb 18, 2016
Climbing Tech's RollNLock--ascender & pulley.


climbingtechnology.com/en/outd...

I use this with a Microscender for TR Solo--for two different devices, neither with sharp teeth (for this purpose, I like it better than the ropeman2 or microtrax).
Nathan Self
From Louisiana
Joined Mar 5, 2012
20 points
Feb 18, 2016
Eli Buzzell wrote:
dmm peenuts

Yep
caughtinside
From Oakland CA
Joined Nov 21, 2006
1,415 points
Feb 18, 2016
backcountry.com/ushba-basic-as...

Simple and no teeth. I use it mostly for my TR solo rig.
JeffMK
Joined Feb 9, 2011
160 points
Feb 18, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Crucial gear
Crucial gear


The solution to years of squished sandwiches and ziplock jelly explosions. Mine's not Hello Kitty, but I take it on every trip. Peenuts are good too.
Mark Paulson
Joined Sep 16, 2010
30 points
Feb 18, 2016
Why not flip the question around: What are items that lots of people bring but that you don't really need? nkane
Joined Jun 6, 2013
75 points


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