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What piece has saved your ass?

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My middle finger through a bolt hanger

Sounds like a good way to lose that finger! hellno3d.gif

Better than losing my ass. "It was on a Slab climb... Would've been a looooong skid down" I did the big finger dive for a bolt hanger. thumbs_up.gif

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Red and yellow Camalots. The yellow in particular makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

 

I thought you said you have never taken a fall on gear? So how have they saved your as then.

 

My biggest fall was on a number 3 friend

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My red shirt and brown pants.

 

 

yelrotflmao.gifyelrotflmao.gif

thought your teeth did a good job of saving your ass

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BD Hex #6- Vantage, Smileys Stopper #7- Castle Rock, Yellow Alien - Exit 32

 

Where do you put a yellow alien at exit 32? evils3d.gif

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There is a 5.9 thin crack that Wayne1112 talked me into leading. I borrowed some small stuff off of mattp. It's a good thing I did.

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30 ft up or so, had placed 2 #2 BD stoppers, last one bout 8ft below. Liken covering the top of a bulg caused me to slide right off. I've never not trusted my little peices since....

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A bunch of nuts and micros, the occasional cam, and I think just about all the hexes, lol. Maybe that's because I don't really place anything else. Can't help it. Hexes are sexy.

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boot axe belay - thanks Keith

 

and usually - a tight belay, from a bold partner who actually led the damn thing.

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A spoon. I think that if a person placces any piece properly that it will save ones ass. I wonder if for some people who favor a certain size just have a hard time at that particular size of crack?

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Trojans - you know how the story goes snaf.gif

 

Purple 0 TCU - first time I ever fell on a piece of gear, Angel Crack. snugtop.gif

 

Blue 1 TCU - can't tell you how many times I've taken wingers on this piece. HCL.gif

 

# 3 HB offset cut down a huge solo aiding fall down to a managable fall fruit.gif

 

 

Seems like if it a piece bigger than a orange TCU, then there is no reason to fall yelrotflmao.gif

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I have yet to have my ass saved by a trad placement. My snowboard has saved me from a couple of imminent disasters, although it's what got me in those situations in the first place. hahaha.gif

 

It's kind of disturbing that you guys place the smallest BD stoppers (#1,2) on lead considering that they pretty much tell you that they simply can't hold a fall.

 

Has anybody ever fallen on a makeshfit webbing "stopper" or a loose rock slung and used as a chock?

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no, but I've placed a make shift webing stopper on a stupid mixed climb that I thought was entirely bolted. I think it would of worked. smileysex5.gif

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Has anybody ever fallen on a makeshfit webbing "stopper" or a loose rock slung and used as a chock?

 

Never fallen on them, but I have rapped off both.

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