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belay goggles?

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I had someone wear those things out at the quarry in my yard this year, and she said they're great, at least for one pitch stuff.

 

 

As an alternative, you can lie down to avoid neck strain...

 

 

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you could wear them upside down when rappelling.

 

and with an extender they are for pervs to look up skirts.

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I imagine you won't be laughing too hard when you get diagnosed with degenerative disk syndrome in your cervical vertebrae due to years of craning your neck upwards belaying your partner hangdogging BBQ the Pope.

 

As goofy as they look, they're a godsend.

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I imagine you won't be laughing too hard when you get diagnosed with degenerative disk syndrome in your cervical vertebrae due to years of craning your neck upwards belaying your partner hangdogging BBQ the Pope.

 

As goofy as they look, they're a godsend.

 

Well said! I've been seeing these at Vertical World for a couple years now. Price is coming down, and cheaper versions are showing up. The longer you've been climbing, the more likely it is that you will need them. Particularly useful for belaying one pitch vertical routes. When John Bachar endorsed them, I was convinced. My neck hurts bad when I belay a lot in gyms. I'm planning to buy some this year.

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I've used them for over a year now. They take some getting use to but they sure do help with my neck problems. But if you don't actually climb that much and just make fun of people on the internet you probably don't need them.

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do they come in a sunglasses version? seems most days i've lusted after these damn things i was horrid hungover n' whiskey sick, not to mention suffering from a wicked crick in the neck after sleeping in a ditch :)

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I've used them for over a year now. They take some getting use to but they sure do help with my neck problems. But if you don't actually climb that much and just make fun of people on the internet you probably don't need them.

 

 

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I'd never seen them till another party nearby was using them. My first reaction was what the hell are those. After questions the subject of neck strain came up.

 

I don't own a set, but they seem to make sense.

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whatever helps a belayer keep their eyes on the climber is a good thing. I wouldn't wear one but I could make my belayer wear one.

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in the original photo above, it looks like the belayer is not even looking at the mirror parts but looking up like not wearing the fancy glasses at all.

 

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I tried using a pair of those. after 20 minutes I had a terrible headache so I took them off.

 

The belay chair is the best way to alleviate neck strain while belaying. Extra comfort if it's a reclining model.

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I got these a few years ago.

 

I've also tried the CU's, but prefer the ones I have. And half the cost.

 

But put 'em in a hard case. mine broke from sitting on them, and I have yet to fix them.

 

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neat! I had no idea, I incorrectly assumed they were retarded. I'm going to wait until they come out with a lightweight carbon pair or something, though. These look like they'd be heavy. Also, can I get these with my REI refund yet? Thanks and sorry for making fun!

 

Rob

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The most important fashion accessory to have walking around Cham when browsing the Rolex shops is a monster over-stuffed shiny down jacket with various German logos on it. Bonus points for the matching husband/wife combo. The more you look like a scarab beetle, the better.

 

A skittles puke inspired color combo of loose-fitting ski gear and pom-pom hat, and some black crows skis will suffice for the Aiguille du Midi tram line. Nothing says "I rip the shit out the Mer de Glace" like the above.

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