Gates in or gates out?? Racking up inquiry.

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tornado

climber
lawrence kansas
Oct 13, 2012 - 12:27pm PT
maybe someone can figure it on the mountain project forum. always some nerds over there who can't agree how to fit everything in the world on their harness. yawn.
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Oct 13, 2012 - 12:35pm PT

Do it however you want because it really doesn't make a fuking difference to anyone, but you...

So really...

who gives a fuk???...

LOL!!!...



EDITED:

and since racking biners is so important...

let me add that I prefer to seat my weiner to the left side...





Post script:

If this isn't an RC.n00b thread...

what is???...

Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Oct 13, 2012 - 12:42pm PT
I rack my wiener to the right, but that's because I always use my right hand . . .
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Oct 13, 2012 - 12:44pm PT
Locker! This could mean the difference between a send and a fail.

Of course it matters, especially on the Grit!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 13, 2012 - 12:44pm PT
How a real man racks:

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2012 - 01:51pm PT
Haha ok now were getting somewhere. Seems like more ppl have a reason why to rack gates out than in. That is what i was wondering & that is why i posted it on a Climbing forum where i figured a few climbers might have pondered the same. A few ppl had some good logic as to the question, id like to know the benefit to gates in besides the alleged "dropping" factor. I ask because i'm always looking for ways to be more efficient on the rock & am interested in what others do & why they do it.


I like how many get all antsy & aggro when someone wants an opinion about Climbing on here. Im not asking for online belay directions or how to rappel, just looking for insights that might help me be better or learn something new- which I have .

If u think it's a noob ? your probably sitting at your computer wearing a gear sling over each shoulder with a bunch of #12 hexes clanging around with gates facing every which way & your wiener in your left hand.


Edit-^^^ oops not making fun of your hexes Reilly haha cool photo!
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Oct 13, 2012 - 01:53pm PT
Rackalicious.
Credit: philo
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Oct 13, 2012 - 01:55pm PT

"& your wiener in your left hand."...

Always a nice fit!!!...

locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Oct 13, 2012 - 01:56pm PT



Bottom line...

THIS belongs on...

RC.n00b...


LOL!!!...

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2012 - 01:59pm PT
Point taken locker, I'll stick to TRs, squamish threads, sarcastic comments, & making fun of Farook in the future. Oh & maybe I should get onside with one of your fine American political parties, any recommends?
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Oct 13, 2012 - 02:00pm PT


Ryan...

dude...

I am totally JUST fuking around...

There is NOTHING wrong with your thread or it being here on ST...

LOL!!!...

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2012 - 02:02pm PT
But seriously tho..................




























What way does sharma face his gates??
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Oct 13, 2012 - 02:06pm PT
Towards Mecca.
BruceAnderson

Social climber
Los Angeles currently St. Antonin, France
Oct 13, 2012 - 02:21pm PT
Always gates out!!!
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Oct 13, 2012 - 02:23pm PT


For the record...

I'm a "Gates in" sort and have zero problem removing them in that position...

But then on a 3.1- ...

there's plenty of time to fiddle around...

Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Oct 13, 2012 - 03:10pm PT
You're hopeless, Locker

Have you ever even tried the other way?

If you try racking gates out, I'll use my left hand . . .
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Oct 13, 2012 - 04:02pm PT
I've run through an entire Kama Sutra of gate positions and gear locations. Of course, as many have pointed out, what floats yer boat is the answer for you. My answers:

1. I carry cams and nuts on a sling. Over the left shoulder, because that's how we racked pitons when your hammer and hammer sling were on the right. It worked then, it still works now even without a hammer. Quickdraws and free biners go on the right front harness loop, belay device and other belay stuff on the right rear harness loop. I generally keep the left rear harness loop free, because I like to stuff a windbreaker/rain jacket/ light insulated jacket through that. In the summer (I'm a big sweater), a small towel often goes back there.

2. "Wrist twist" Part 1: On the front harness loops, gate-in is less awkward for the hand position, especially when you have to reach across to a loop on the opposite side from your hand. But on the rear loops, the opposite is true. So I clip gate-in in front and gate-out in back.

3. "Wrist twist" Part 2: Gate-out is, in my opinion, a bad option for a biner laden with wired nuts. If you don't manage to trap all the nuts behind the unclipping hand, then the unclipping motion, which inverts the biner, will dump everything else. If you have but a single cam on the biner, then the gate orientation is less critical because you are likely, if not guaranteed, to trap the cam during the unclipping process.
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Oct 13, 2012 - 04:12pm PT


^^^

I like that take...

Slinky00

Trad climber
Carson City, NV
Oct 13, 2012 - 04:28pm PT
I like to face the gates out because I feel its easier use my thumb to open the gate. I also like that the gear sits cleaner with the spine against your body.
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Oct 13, 2012 - 04:49pm PT
why not split your rack half of each and see which one you like best ?
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