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Kraken

Portaledge Preferences

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I searched the forum and didn't really find any useful input regarding Portaledges.

 

I'm in the market for a double ledge and was looking at either the Metolius Bombshelter or the Black Diamond Cabana.

 

The Cabana looks a little bit roomier. It weighs about six pounds more than the Bombshelter, plus it has a few more bells and whistles.

 

http://www.bdel.com/gear/cliff_cabana_portaledge.php

http://metoliusclimbing.com/portaledges.html

 

Thoughts? Typical use...The Valley, Tieton, etc. :grin:

 

Thanks!

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thought: buy used...these things are pricey!!!

 

i've only used the old A5 wind chime double and the Black diamond one that unfolds.

 

wind chime: lighter can be flagged but is a beeotch to setup

foldup one: heavy but set up is super mega fast.

 

imo - the last thing you want to do at the end of a long day...is struggle setting up the ledge.

 

that being said - i'd be willing to sell my old A5 for a bargain if you're looking to pinch pennies.

 

 

 

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Setting up a ledge in Tieton? On Basalt columns that are 30 meters high?

 

If you meant Teton, that is a long way to carry a ledge of any weight.

 

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I really like my Bombshelter but only slept on it one night and then off the first bolt of a climb. It seemed pretty bomber. I was gonna sleep on a BD one night but it imploded before the sun even set. Can't really blame the ledge but the Met seems more solid and it has that cool fly by Mt. Hardware.

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screw boulder problems. how about big wall problems? throw a crash pad on it and set up as you work your way bouldering up el cap. a whole new crazy way to climb. maybe the new trend for the 2010's?

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