WANTED --Valley Giant and/or Big Bro "4

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Jordon Huisman

Sport climber
Rochester
Topic Author's Original Post - May 13, 2017 - 04:57pm PT
Does anyone out there in the community have a Valley Giant or a Big bro #4 that they would like to sell? I only need it for one route and will probable never use it again.

Also looking for a silent partner if anyone has one laying around
ClimbingOn

Trad climber
NY
May 13, 2017 - 07:45pm PT
What route and where are you located? Someone is more likely to loan one to you than sell one to you. Those who have VGs very rarely part with them, and for good reason. Tom makes a quality, dependable product.
Jordon Huisman

Sport climber
Rochester
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2017 - 07:56pm PT
There is a route called Danger High Voltage on the north shore of Minnesota. They say a camalot 6 does quite cut it, for a section of the climb. Its probably the only place I would use it around here so I wasn't looking to buy new.

So far in my search to borrow something, my friends and I are at a loss.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
May 13, 2017 - 08:15pm PT
Backcountry.com has Big Bro's for 25% off right now. $93.71 for the #4, but that's expensive for just 1 climb.

You could go old school and use a wooden wedge with a #6 camalot :-)
nathanael

climber
CA
May 13, 2017 - 08:20pm PT
just dont fall
Roots

Mountain climber
Tustin, CA
May 15, 2017 - 10:01pm PT
Buy a #4, do climb, sell me #4...win/win.
Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
May 16, 2017 - 03:26am PT
I have exactly one VG12 in stock right now. I will have more VG9 cams in about a month.

The VG12 has the same size range as the #4 Big Bro. It has the advantage that it can be pushed up a crack. It has the disadvantage of being more complex to build, and it costs three times as much as the Big Bro.

valleygiant.com





Jordon Huisman

Sport climber
Rochester
Topic Author's Reply - May 16, 2017 - 02:41pm PT
Roots, I'll let you know if I buy one
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
May 16, 2017 - 03:22pm PT
You don't like the wooden wedge idea? ;-)

Credit: verticalarchaeology.com

http://verticalarchaeology.com/2015/11/11/wooden-wedges/
Jordon Huisman

Sport climber
Rochester
Topic Author's Reply - May 16, 2017 - 03:56pm PT
That's awesome! An actually lol! Yeah I guess ill have to take a look at these
Roots

Mountain climber
Tustin, CA
May 18, 2017 - 10:55am PT
Tom - sent you an email. Would like to buy #12.
Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
May 19, 2017 - 03:12pm PT
SOLD OUT


I am making more cams, right now. Theron Moses is going to cut some lobes out for me. We did a trial run a couple of months ago, and it seemed to work out OK.

I don't know when he will get me my parts, because he is really busy right now - everyone is trying to get things done before Trump lights the WW III fuse.

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