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Back Rest for your ledge?
« on: January 18, 2010, 01:51:05 am »
anyone ever get up in the morning and just want to sit up and lean back while you're still in your bag?

or at the end of the day, you don't want to lean against the rock because the angle is bad?

what about something like this?...




maybe strap a flexible bosuns chair a la BD version (not the rigid one) to the connection points as a little back support/

or maybe a semi hammock feature that you rig between tie in points just to lean back in like a big papa san chair? sabes?

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Re: Back Rest for your ledge?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010, 06:41:34 am »
You don't sleep much, do ya, Munge?

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Re: Back Rest for your ledge?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2010, 07:31:40 am »
Check out the size of that ledge! Or...check out the mini wall rat!


Hell yes I want a back rest. That's the best part of a single ledge; you pretty much always have one. I've always harped about how a single is more comfy than a double. The A5 Superlight I run now isn't the largest single I've had, but it's as comfy as any I've owned.

Anyone who has spent a full day doing nothing but lounging in a double has explored the comfort possibilities there. Two guys can stay pretty comfy seated more or less al the opposite corners against the wall with feet at the outside center strap. Weird as it sounds, it's not too uncomfy using the strap to your wall-side corner as a backrest (in combo with the wall). Fat sleeping bag and Tequila help.

Sometimes I'll have a light double gear sling on hand for cleaning. That works okay as a back rest at a hanging belay when you start nodding on your bro's lead.

I'm totally not a fan of sprawling out by myself on my double. Too big as a single for my taste.
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Re: Back Rest for your ledge?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2010, 07:53:42 am »
Hey Mike....Let me know if ya need a fly for your superlight.
I got one on FleaBay for cheap, brand spankin'.
I guess there aren't a whole bunch of A5 singles left out there? Glad I got mine.

Think diurnal, bro......better for ya. ;-)
« Last Edit: January 18, 2010, 05:47:43 pm by skully »

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Re: Back Rest for your ledge?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2010, 10:32:55 am »
no, not much lately.

last night I attribute to working out bivi sites and how many pitches per day I thought I might be able to pull off.


right now, I'm on 1 per day, tomorrow I shall think to myself, self you are the Count...  "two, ah ah ah, two pitches per day!"

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Re: Back Rest for your ledge?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2010, 12:52:17 pm »
skullbro, sent you an email.


Sounds like some cerebral solo action is keeping ya up nights, munge. I think you know the one and only cure. I mean, ya do want to eventually sleep, yes? : }
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Re: Back Rest for your ledge?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2010, 01:50:03 pm »
yeah, eventually

good to have the stoke though, was lagging over the holidays.

weird now that it's dumping rain my stoke just jumped. I think a lot had to do with Shipoopis Genesis trip.  That's just kewl to get up there and knock another one out this time of year.

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Re: Back Rest for your ledge?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2010, 05:49:08 pm »
Mike/Skully-

If a deal is not made on the fly I could sure use another.  I have been rockin the BD single on my A5.  Its a bit on the large side so I had to do some rigging to button it down.

Winter Wallin........WHOOOOOOP!

Mucci

Oh and as per OP.  I have used the bd butt seat rigged to the suspension straps.  Just like those folding foam hippie chairs.

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Re: Back Rest for your ledge?
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2010, 08:27:52 pm »
Muccbro, I think it's a done deal. My last time I had it deployed, my fly was acting weird, like the coating was rubbing off the inside. I'm not so sure how much I trust it after that. I thought if anything it would delaminate. Don't know what to think of the stuff rubbing off; was like if you rubbed it the stuff would ball up under your finger. Vexing.

Yea, a Crazy Creek chair. It's a foam pad, too. Problem solved, munge.


Glad to see cabin fever getting channeled correctly here...keep the fire, monkeys.

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Re: Back Rest for your ledge?
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2010, 10:22:20 pm »
CRAZY CREEK WITH CLIP IN LOOPS!!!!


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Re: Back Rest for your ledge?
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2010, 08:31:21 am »
Ka-boom! Rip the foam out if you want to bring a real pad. Or just rip off the design...
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Re: Back Rest for your ledge?
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2010, 11:47:36 am »
if you're feeling too lazy to sew yer own adapter:
http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442618208&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302701547&bmUID=1263926676397

probably pretty easy to make one that'd work with an ensolite pad, if you're averse to inflatables.  I've been meaning to make one for my z-lite, if I'm satisfied with the results I'll post a pattern.

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Re: Back Rest for your ledge?
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2010, 06:22:36 am »
CRAZY CREEK WITH CLIP IN LOOPS!!!!


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My thoughts exactly! We duct taped one onto our belay seat. Having something to lean back against is the only way to go!
« Last Edit: January 26, 2010, 06:43:04 am by JC5123 »
I don't think it's gonna hold....BUT WE'RE GONNA USE IT ANYWAY!

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Re: Back Rest for your ledge?
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2010, 10:43:05 pm »
I once brought my Thermarest chair on the wall, thinking I could use it [along with my Thermarest] to sit in as a backrest.  It seemed like a good idea in theory, but it just didn't work, and wasn't worth the bother.  Never brought it since.

I get by leaning against the strap, which I usually pad by tying my jacket around it.

If someone had a backrest idea that has been tried and used and actually worked, I would love to hear about it.
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