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CrackMeister

HUGE CAM wanted!

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I am living in Vancouver and have had my eye on Squamish's classic Pipeline, an 8 inch overhung off-width. Does anybody have a Valley Giant #9 laying around they would be willing to part with for a reasonable price.

 

I could go with big bros, but I like the giant cam idea better.

 

 

Thanks for any help!!

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That's a mean looking route man, best of luck.

 

5.10d...whatev's!

 

Can't help with the cam, sorry.

 

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You'd be better off getting a good armoured cup for your balls, which will be getting extremely intimate with the edge of the crack the whole time you are grinding your way up the squeeze.

 

 

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That's very helpful.

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Let Mr. courageous there lead it the first time without any pro.

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http://home.pacbell.net/takasper/slcd/valleygiant.html

 

Tom Kasper is still making them...for now. He's talked about stopping. Not reasonable ($175) but new:-)

 

Good luck

 

One might re-define "reasonable" near the top when you have that beauty plugged in next to you.

 

They're [VGs] top notch by the way - worth it for the pro and years of conversations you'll have...

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You don't need anything bigger than a #6 for Pipeline.

whatever...get a VG 9 if you can...you'll be glad you did...or substitute some big bros....the wild country 6 only gets you about 35 feet off the belay...

 

10 star experience! :tup:

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Mine is not for sale, but collecting dust. I'd be willing to loan it out for a month or so for couple good sixers plus a deposit. Trouble is that I'm in Portland, it'd be up to you figure out how to get it up there and back.

 

I got it specifically for Pipeline, but got way too fat waiting for Tom to make a batch up... I also have a couple big-bros I'd loan out as well.

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Tom is still making them. It took him a month to make my number 9. I just got it two weeks ago. Here I am wearing it at the yosemite apron:

 

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And here it is after saving my sorry butt on Generator crack, Yosemite. Yes, it really does work, even severely over cammed.

 

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But, no, I won't loan it out. It's my new baby, are you kidding? I learned an interesting thing after hanging on it while trying to lead Generator. Big cams do not a crack climber make.

 

That is Sue, my better half, and my belayer.

 

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