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Racking Iron
« on: August 25, 2015, 04:35:22 pm »
Howdy,

How do you guys rack Iron and hooks. I have brought very little iron on previous walls and am planning on NNL which calls for the following rack. And the hooks I had clustered stuff all over the place.

Note I use a Misty Mountain Chest harness type gear sling with double slings on both sides as well as lots of clipping loops on the shoulder straps.

NNL Gear List.
9 beaks 3 each #1-#3
8 LA's 2 each #1-#4
4 Angles 2 each 1/2", 5/8"
3 sawed off angles 1 each 1/2"-3/4"
Nuts 2 each micros 1 each regular
Cams
     3 each .3"-1.25"
     2 each 1.5"-4.5"
     1 each 7" cam
     2 sets offsets
6 heads 2 each 2-4
hooks 1 each
cam hooks
10 rivet hangers

Cheers,

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Re: Racking Iron
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2015, 10:03:01 am »
hey dude,

I'm also new to racking iron but this is how i rack.....
I use the same chest harness i rack big cams on the left top sling, small cams, offset cams and nuts on right top sling. Then arrow on my left low sling n angles sawn offs on right low sling. My peckers and hooks are racked on my harness which is a misty moutain titan,I put them right and left side on the lowest gear loop to stop catching on gear.

hope it helps!

Enjoy NNL suppose to be cool climbing.

sean

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Re: Racking Iron
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 12:37:58 pm »
At the very least, set your Beaks up like this. They will hang nice and neat and not get caught on anything and everything.

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Re: Racking Iron
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 05:01:55 pm »
Sean,

Yeah that is what I was thinking.

Nice Mark. On that.

How about hooks?

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Re: Racking Iron
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2015, 04:51:47 am »
Hi Guy...what I do with hooks is I clip them to loops on top of my gear sling, on my shoulders (A5) . There are 2 sewn loops that I've girthed tie offs onto. Keeps them from snagging and they stay handy.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2015, 06:34:28 am by Skully »

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Re: Racking Iron
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2015, 04:51:57 pm »
I keep my hooks in a chalkbag (I ripped out the lining first) and keep that bag clipped to my left side of my Yates bigwall harness on that pointless hard loop that sticks out. (Unless I'm soloing, then my backup carabiner with my backup loops goes there and my hook bag goes on the left side gear loops)

You MUST string your beaks the way that Mark showed in his picture. The amount of pain and suffering you avoid is unmeasurable. I tend to climb with a minimum of 8 of each sized beak (mostly FAs now, no time for repeating routes unless it's a second ascent) and racking them from the top loop like Mark has shown then allows them to go onto your chest harness and never snag on anything.

There are those (cough cough Mucci cough cough) who will complain about getting beaks into tight corners when they have the added loop on top, but there's two responses to that, #1 If it gets in the way, cut it off. Or #2 I've started using parachute cord for my beak loops which isn't nearly as robust as webbing or cord, but it easily goes flat in those situation where there's a tight placement. I bring extra cord to restring at night any beaks where I cut off the loop or the loop gets damaged.

Oh yeah, and any big hooks can be strung from the top with some tape to hold the loop in place so they'll rack similar to the beaks without any catching as well.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2015, 04:59:17 pm by cobbledik »
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Re: Racking Iron
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2015, 06:02:56 pm »
Hudon's beak method is sound. Way better than catching on EVERYTHING, & they will if you let them.

I've sacked hooks before, but I like my present setup. It's like I'm a living wind chime.  :-D :mrgreen:

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Re: Racking Iron
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2015, 07:53:03 pm »
Funny Skully, that isn't the first time I have heard that about you.

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Re: Racking Iron
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2015, 03:27:20 pm »
Amateur musician, don't cha know.  :wink: Music is where you find it. :mrgreen:

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Re: Racking Iron
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2015, 11:52:41 am »
I threaded my beaks like Mark last spring. Way better.

Basically I put one of each hook on two seperate biners, so if you F-up and drop one set you still have another. But don't drop the hooks.

I do the same with pins. One of each size per biner, three pins to a biner. I'll put more beaks, like 4-5 on a biner.

The way I rack all my gear including pins, cams, hooks, and nuts is with the gate of the biner facing out and down on the rack. I don't take the biners off the wall rack to get a piece, I leave the biners on and take one piece off at a time. That way you have less risk of dropping something. Everything has its place and if it doesn't fit it goes right back on the same biner. With 3-4 pieces per biner you have less biners on the shoulder rack and it's not so freakin heavy.

Not all my partners have liked this system, but it works for me. Some folks insist on every cam having its own biner...stuff like that and it just makes the rack a crowded clusterfuck. If you are always taking the biners off the rack to get gear it's way more likely that everything gets all mixed up and a mess.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2015, 11:57:40 am by lambone »