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Summer storage?

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How do people store their winter gear; or gear that will be unused for a while? Everything is dry, but is there anything special I should be doing with my crampons/icetools/screws.... what about ropes?



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I usually wash off and then spray a bit of WD40 to my crampons after ever outing. That way I avoid some rust etc. I do the same with my axe/tools. Skis and snowboards, I just iron on a thick layer of all temp wax and do not scrape it off so it will keep the bases from drying out. Skins get a layer of glop stopper skin wax, and I try to clean out all the crap (rocks, sand needles etc) from the glue bases, and store them in my basement where it tends to be cooler, nice and glue sides touching. I do not use a skin saver, but some people prefer to, since it makes pulling the skins apart easier.


Ropes, Ummm, they sit in the bottom of a rubbermaid bin with all the other crap on top.

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