What is go-to rack!?

Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 1 - 20 of total 41 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Iamjus10

Trad climber
San Diego
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 6, 2018 - 11:56am PT
This is my rack
What is your go-to? What is a single piece you can't live without?

Also I mistyped in the title. Anyone know how to fix that? haha.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Oct 6, 2018 - 12:48pm PT
Also I mistyped in the title. Anyone know how to fix that? haha.

The thread title is NOT editable. Just delete the thread and repost before you have many replies....
Iamjus10

Trad climber
San Diego
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2018 - 01:18pm PT
Yup.. couldn't figure that out either.

I'll just down in Supertopo history as "the man that cant English." That's ok though. Thank for the help. anyways.
F

climber
away from the ground
Oct 6, 2018 - 09:32pm PT
Just a little FYI.
Real dirtbags donít have blogs where they brag about living in a 70k springer van with 6 ropes and way too much rack.
Real dirtbags hitchhike to an area for 3 days carrying nothing more than a sleeping bag, harness and shoes and a few cans of chili and proceed to send everybodyís project first try on bummed belays and borrowed gear.
Blasphemy.
Jim Clipper

climber
Oct 6, 2018 - 10:44pm PT
I miss Locker
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 7, 2018 - 07:34am PT
Go to the climb to discover what itís go to rack is.
AnotherDirtbag

Trad climber
San Diego
Oct 7, 2018 - 07:44am PT
ďA person who is committed to a given (usually extreme) lifestyle to the point of abandoning employment and other societal norms in order to pursue said lifestyle.ď

I donít think it matters if you are fortunate enough to have a decent home or not. As long as youíre giving it all to the rock.
A Essex

climber
Oct 7, 2018 - 08:29am PT
wife
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Oct 7, 2018 - 08:53am PT
Yeah? I'll do you one better, WHY is go-to rack?!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 7, 2018 - 10:10am PT
Dirtbag? More like illiterite.
Power Crux

Social climber
you fire sixteen rounds, and whaddya get?
Oct 7, 2018 - 10:26am PT
after you go to that rack

do you actually

carry it

?
Jim Clipper

climber
Oct 7, 2018 - 10:54am PT
#anterack #itaintaboutthegear #itsthehair

Credit: given? built? not taken...
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Oct 7, 2018 - 02:51pm PT
Credit: throwpie
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 7, 2018 - 02:54pm PT
Credit: donini
Gear Jeff Lowe left high on Metanoia and found by Thomas Huber on the second ascent. Seemed to work for Jeff.
ec

climber
ca
Oct 7, 2018 - 03:12pm PT
I believe that my GtR would be much more sparse than that; then supplemental pieces added per a particular route menu.

Instead of the perfect GtR, I would strive for as little as I could get away with vs what I could not live without. At the end of the most significant lead, after the anchor is set and I only had a few nuggets left that would have never worked anywhere on the lead would be as perfect as it could get and Iíd feel satisfied.

 ec
Iamjus10

Trad climber
San Diego
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 7, 2018 - 03:24pm PT
I agree. The less extra stuff you have to carry, the better. I pull from my "base rack" as much as I add to it.

I dont think I have ever done a climb without my purple totem though.. Dont know why.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 7, 2018 - 03:31pm PT
Yep, you shouldnít even necessarily have a go-to basic rack. Routes can vary enormously in what kind of rack they call for.
What you should own is another matter although that too depends on the kind of climbing you do. An obvious example is Indian Creek.where I will be going tomorrow if the friggin rain stops..
Iamjus10

Trad climber
San Diego
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 7, 2018 - 04:15pm PT
I find what I own can greatly change what I climb. For instance, I don't own anything bigger than a BD #5. Therefore I tend to stay away from any climbs that have too much offwidth. This is probably limiting me as a climber...
ec

climber
ca
Oct 7, 2018 - 04:18pm PT
The lack of having a number of wide pieces never limited Chuck Pratt...
yanqui

climber
Balcarce, Argentina
Oct 7, 2018 - 06:17pm PT
If you need something bigger than a BD # 5, you're a sick puppy.
Messages 1 - 20 of total 41 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo on the Web

Recent Route Beta