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So far, I've just been doing walls to prepare for my wall goals.  The swimming, biking, and running I do help me prepare for all the other stresses in life, like work.

Munge - good on you for gettin' after it.  Sounds like you're making progress which is 200% better than just talking about it.  See you in the gym.

Big Wall Forum / Re: Cleaning beaks
« on: March 07, 2013, 10:23:09 am »
Doh! Yes, I remember now.  Your tie-offs are smaller also and less clustery. 

Big Wall Forum / Re: Cleaning beaks
« on: March 06, 2013, 10:39:27 am »
Nice setup there Mark.  That would definitely help to avoid beaks getting caught in my crotch and ripping my pants, as happened last weekend.

Paul - where have you seen them snap, the blade?  I have bent the tip of a BD, which indicates their ductility.


Big Wall Forum / Re: Cleaning beaks
« on: March 05, 2013, 05:34:49 pm »
Right on, I like the levering idea.  And got'damn, using my nut tool never occurred to me.  Next time I will try a little more precision finesse with my nut tool.

Surely the BD peckers have there place, but I agree the Tomahawks rule.

Big Wall Forum / Cleaning beaks
« on: March 05, 2013, 01:53:55 pm »
Hello!  I'm a new guy here and fairly new to big walling.

This last weekend I cleaned a pitch with many beaks in a right facing corner.  This was my first time cleaning beaks placed in a corner and I found it very difficult to hit them while they were so close to the wall.  After a while I started using the the pick end of the hammer to whack up and and down, which allowed me to get in closer and at different angles.  The Tomahawks were much easier to get moving due to the bend and the BD beaks with the long blade were the hardest.  I'd like hear of any suggestions, tricks, or technique used to get these puppies out without f'ing up the rock. 


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