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dan_forester

wtb: wall hammer

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Sigh...can't let mine go, and have too many. But, you can get a Kong Eagle here: Kong Eagle Hammer

 

$58. Get the normal weight one 850 gms. Bridwell designed it, I suspect you'll like it.

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thanks, Bill, that price seems ok. it's hard to tell from the picture there how the head & shaft are connected, though. anyone have experience using the Kong Eagle hammer?

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I have an older chouinard hammer that I'll sell for $30. new handle but no funkness hole.

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I have one Dan. It's as good as anything made today.

 

I'd be buying Daves Chouinard though, it's a good deal.

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I have an older chouinard hammer that I'll sell for $30. new handle but no funkness hole.

 

I will buy your hammer, that is if Dan doesn't

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Well you know, the usual. Bringing the rock down to my level, adding a pin scar or two to classic routes...

 

Just kidding, Bill. I've been thinking about doing some adventure climbing on some of our chossier local stuff, and would like to have the option of using pitons if I get in a tricky spot. Only where appropriate, not on established routes that go clean.

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Sounds like you want the Forrest Molijiner with all 3 picks. Buy one on E-bay if you can't finagle this Chouinard.

 

Heres the Forrest next to the Forrest wall hammer and the 850gm Kong Eagle. The Forrest Molijiner has interchangeable pics, including this one, a tubular pick for water ice, an alpine pick for steep crusty snow, and maybe one more.

 

The downside is it's too light for heavy duty slamming in pins. This one only came with the rock pick. I paid $18 for it, but it was so perfect I don't want to use it.

 

Really.

 

Forrest_Mjollnir_Forrest_wall_Hammer_Kong_Eagle.jpg

 

Forrest_Mjollnir_with_saw_blade.jpg

 

 

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Opps, 4 picks total. This one sold with everything for $50, including the recurve pick. This would be a great adventure tool, or even a 3rd tool if you drop on on route as it's so light and small.

 

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The picks are held on by 2 socket capscrews and easily replaced with a hex key. Forrest made good shit.

 

 

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Forrest_Mjollnir_with_saw_blade.jpg

 

 

Yeah, Bill, that looks pristine. Love the still life w/ glass of wine. Only one question: how do you attach the pruning saw blade? I've been on some routes where that would come in handy.

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Ha ha, yeah Dan, I sit on my front porch, drink wine and either read or visit with the neighbors all summer when I'm not climbing with you dudes.

 

Fender: got any pics?

 

As I age, it gets significantly more difficult to hang onto a nut tool as you scrape out a crack. (hope I'm not pissing Dwayer off here confessing to that, I mean, it usually is public property and all) So I was going to grind and fit the saw blade to my own shape so as to fit onto the hammer to facilitate cleaning cracks. But alas, there was not enough wine in my house to make me want to ruin this tool. The thing showed up without a scratch and the original warranty sticker on the other side. (That cleaning shit is brutal stuff on you and your tools).

 

 

It coincided with finding "official" crack cleaning tools via a recommendation from folks on this site (Lee Valley tools).

 

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I bought a couple of red ones and gave one to Joseph to work on his project on Beacon. Pretty sweet. Just make sure to glue the green attachment on the red tool (the tie off point located under dudes hand in the pic) or it will pull off.

 

Too perfect to trash:

 

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So I was going to grind and fit the saw blade to my own shape so as to fit onto the hammer to facilitate cleaning cracks. But alas, there was not enough wine in my house to make me want to ruin this tool.

 

Wow, I was just joking about the saw blade! Sounds like you have been giving this whole route cleaning deal some serious thought!

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Wow, I was just joking about the saw blade! Sounds like you have been giving this whole route cleaning deal some serious thought!

 

Oh, you have no idea the extent of my sickness and depravity. It has been consuming me.

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Well you know, the usual. Bringing the rock down to my level, adding a pin scar or two to classic routes...

 

Just kidding, Bill. I've been thinking about doing some adventure climbing on some of our chossier local stuff, and would like to have the option of using pitons if I get in a tricky spot. Only where appropriate, not on established routes that go clean.

:) hehehe - all this talk of nailing. Dan, you gonna love the new Mazama annual bulletin this year I think. Great article on a classic Oregon nail up.

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:) hehehe - all this talk of nailing. Dan, you gonna love the new Mazama annual bulletin this year I think. Great article on a classic Oregon nail up.

 

In my German voice, like the Docktor in "Marathon Man" right before he starts drilling into Dustin Hoffman's teeth with no Novocain.

 

"Und, now, I szhink zat you are playing wit me!"

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Well I guess the "classic climb" part is subjective but I think the article should be good.

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Dan, I only wish I could write something on the topic. The article's by Don Baars & Jeff Thomas with many others contributing. I'm assuming it's made it into this year's issue.

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Fender: got any pics?

 

 

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I had one of these for several years.

I loved it. It was sold with a few other items at a garage sale I was not present for. How do YOU spell divorce?

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