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Offline swarren198@gmail.com

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quickdraws?
« on: September 03, 2015, 11:48:20 am »
hi all,

When climbing big walls how many Quickdraws, and what lengths do people carry when with a partner?
also same question but when soloing.

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Re: quickdraws?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2015, 03:58:53 pm »
Alpine draws so you can extend them. I bring about 24. But my cams are all attached to their own biner so I usually won't use all of them.
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Re: quickdraws?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2015, 07:13:09 pm »
20-30 depending on the route.  Bolt ladders and fixed gear chews threw the supply.  I tend to take half alpine draws, half shorties.  Too many alpine drawns turns into a cluster for me.  Fewer long slings are needed when soloing since rope drag is less of an issue, but I can't say I ever adjusted the rack accordingly.

It sucks to come up short and have to consolidate cams to free up biners to use your remaining cams as draws.

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Re: quickdraws?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2015, 05:30:24 am »
thanks for the reply's lads.

hopefully see some of you guys through this season.

come say hi i'm the tall British guy with a skinhead il be hanging about from the 15th sept till 31st of oct.

happy sending