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NO FREAKin' WAY!!!!

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It kind of seems like they would take longer to place than ordinary nuts - trying to mold one into a placement.

 

I don't aid climb so maybe I'm missing something. :confused:

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i imagine that they would be good for aid climbing mainly?

 

i wonder how well that material holds up under multiple load impacts. interesting material, if for real.

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Those look great, if they work well that may totally revolutionize trad climbing even!

 

oh yes. now EVERYBODY will go out and redpoint cobra crack.

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I bet they are for softer stone if they are not a joke.

 

Really, they seem like a great idea with not an everyday practical use. Especially in granite. Linestine or Dolomite stone might be different.

 

They remind me of something they use here in Spain for aiding on limestone. Aiding on limestone requires creative uses of wooden blocks and pitons the Spanish call "talar". Basically, you stuff a couple small wooden wedges on a pocket, them drive a piton somewhere between them to make it solid, gith hitch it and hang from it. Scary stuff. When you can't "talar", you gotta use these things that resemble huge bashies. They look like the lead weight that you use to fish with and are about a 3x3 inch piece of aluminium with a metal wire sticking out. When the pocket is too shallow to "taler" you bash one of these bad boys into the pocket to fill it up. Aiding on limestone is pretty full-on stuff. But thats what the putty nuts remind me of.

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