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Offline coryred797

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Slung stoppers/hex
« on: October 21, 2009, 07:50:10 am »
Does anyone still use slung stoppers or hex?  Just wondering who else does, seems I never see them anymore granted I mostly climb in the gunks.

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Re: Slung stoppers/hex
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2009, 09:53:28 am »
Still use a few large slung hexes.  They bail me out in funky spots, and bottlenecks where cams can walk and umbrella.  I particularly like them for setting up TR's in places like Jtree where they can be wedged under or in between boulders where cams simply would be terrible and would walk horribly.

My big #9 WC hex is ALWAYS my first piece on Double Cross for example, sucker slots down in an irregularity that most folks either skip, or fiddle small nuts into.  Bomber.

That said, most of my partners mock me for bringing any hexes, and don't take them on their leads.

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Re: Slung stoppers/hex
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009, 01:13:29 pm »
I think slung nuts/hexes are beat for aid. Every piece of clean gear not on perlon/webbing is a cheat stick. Even pins can be coaxed in with fingertips for a subsequent hammer tap.

Maybe on a free rack/alpine free rack, but I don't see a need for them at all on walls. Cams work too well. Never said to myself "damn, if I only had a slung hex..."
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Re: Slung stoppers/hex
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2009, 03:12:14 pm »
I bring 'em if the route calls for 3 ea cams. I only have 2 of ea cam, minus the hexes.