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Feb 18, 2016
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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
183 points
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
56 points
Feb 18, 2016
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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.
C. Archibald
Joined Apr 15, 2012
781 points
Feb 18, 2016
Hollow block Max Forbes
From Burlington, VT
Joined Jan 6, 2014
94 points
Feb 18, 2016
Huge +1 to the hollow block. Kyle Ondy
From Somerset, NJ
Joined Sep 3, 2015
6 points
Feb 18, 2016
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What length in the Hollow Block do you recommend? Nat Shultz
From Cottonwood Heights
Joined Apr 8, 2009
289 points
Feb 18, 2016
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Max Forbes wrote:
Hollow block

I assume for a prusik? why over a normal cordalette?
Rich zz
From california
Joined Oct 2, 2012
183 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
6 points
Feb 18, 2016
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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
1,488 points
Feb 18, 2016
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+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. abeach
From Portland, ME
Joined Jun 5, 2013
60 points
Feb 18, 2016
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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
342 points
Feb 18, 2016
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Aeropress Daryl Allan
From Sierra Vista, AZ
Joined Sep 13, 2006
1,169 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
1,053 points
Feb 18, 2016
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Daryl Allan wrote:
Aeropress


gotta get your caffeine fix somehow.
Rich zz
From california
Joined Oct 2, 2012
183 points
Feb 18, 2016
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tricams eli poss
From Durango, Co
Joined May 9, 2014
422 points
Feb 18, 2016
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Daryl Allan wrote:
Aeropress


+1

and a magnifying glass for the wake n bake. Clean hit, great in the wind.
Tim Lutz
Joined Aug 9, 2012
43 points
Feb 18, 2016
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Offset nuts. They account for most of the nuts on my rack [insert joke]. Erik W
From Boulder, CO
Joined Mar 8, 2007
313 points
Feb 18, 2016
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Tricams and ballnuts kcradford
From Asheville, NC
Joined Feb 21, 2012
6 points
Feb 18, 2016
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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
374 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
71 points
Feb 18, 2016
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dmm peenuts Eli Buzzell
From Lives in a 4runner
Joined Nov 21, 2010
4,378 points
Feb 18, 2016
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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
223 points
Feb 18, 2016
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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
100 points
Feb 18, 2016
Eli Buzzell wrote:
dmm peenuts

Yep
caughtinside
From Oakland CA
Joined Nov 21, 2006
1,928 points
Feb 18, 2016
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Simple and no teeth. I use it mostly for my TR solo rig.
JeffMK
Joined Feb 9, 2011
206 points
Feb 18, 2016
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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
63 points


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