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Hey all

 

To start off I wanted to tell you a bit about my climbing resume. I am an East Coast trad climber with limited experience, and you will never spot me clipping a bolt. I've redpointed tons of routes in the gym, and people seem to really like my enthusiasm for the climbing culture when I yell beta like "Let's go! and Venga!".

 

Ok, so back to why I am really here. I am currently sitting at my desk with 2 broken ankles because I took a 40ft whipper when usin my BD nut tool as a sky hook. I ran out of protection at the crux sequence and had to aid through a very technical 5.9+ section while bypassing three bolts. The improvised sky hook worked well until I tried to use it in a "stein pull" placement, and it surprisingly fractured, leading to my fall.

 

BD has been unresponsive to my requests for them to pay for my medical treatment, even though it was an obvious result of gear failure. What do you guys think?

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I've been doing this ever since leaving the gym. The BD nut tools work very well in horizontal cracks at The Gunks, way better than the Metolius ones.

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For me, climbing is more than just following shiny bolts with a rack of quickdraws. My climbing "mentor" once told me to never be caught with a qd on my harness, alpine draws only. The first time I top-roped I didn't even pull on the bolts.

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Is this a joke? Using a nut tool as a sky hook then expecting the company to pay for your medical expenses? This must be a joke.

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did your mentor instruct you to use equipment in a manner that is inconsistent with it designed purpose?

You don't like bolts? No problem, don't use them.

To even think that BD has any liability for your obvious poor choice in placing a nut tool as a piece displays a great amount of ignorance.

You like NOT having broken ankles or worse? Then use the right tool for the job...........DUH!

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Hey all

 

To start off I wanted to tell you a bit about my climbing resume. I am an East Coast trad climber with limited experience, and you will never spot me clipping a bolt. I've redpointed tons of routes in the gym, and people seem to really like my enthusiasm for the climbing culture when I yell beta like "Let's go! and Venga!".

 

Ok, so back to why I am really here. I am currently sitting at my desk with 2 broken ankles because I took a 40ft whipper when usin my BD nut tool as a sky hook. I ran out of protection at the crux sequence and had to aid through a very technical 5.9+ section while bypassing three bolts. The improvised sky hook worked well until I tried to use it in a "stein pull" placement, and it surprisingly fractured, leading to my fall.

 

BD has been unresponsive to my requests for them to pay for my medical treatment, even though it was an obvious result of gear failure. What do you guys think?

 

Lame Nichols parody, this should be in spray.......

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I tried to get Oscar Mayer to pay for my broken leg when I used a hot dog as a piton.

This baloney has a first name and its N o B o l t s.

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pretty obvious he's trolling... Although if any beginning climber was pretentious enough to write off clipping bolts entirely they'd have to be from the east coast. No where else breeds douchebags in such a high concentration.

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Sorry for sounding ignorant, but not really sure what some of you mean by "trolling". Maybe its a West Coast thing...I'm not familiar with your climbing slang.

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come off it man, no one is buying your bullshit. either be a more believable dumbass so we can rip you apart or join us in belittling others.

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sounds like you need a better nut tool :)

This guy is either a nut or a tool. Can't figure out which.

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come on guys, he's clearly trolling. what kind of gumby knows what the hell a stein pull is. seriously. And all the stuff about camming the tool in horizontals is bs. But I agree with @keenwesh. he would be from the east coast.

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