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OR

Trad climber
Oct 16, 2012 - 03:07pm PT
It looks beautifully made. Apply you skills to something that people actually need and you will be wealthy.....or you are already wealthy and this is a labor of love. That makes a bit more sense.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Oct 16, 2012 - 03:26pm PT
LIKE! Sonoran climber, what is the smallerst crack that your device will fit?


2 Leeper Friend of a Friend.


Thanks for sharing that.
sonoran climbing gear

Trad climber
AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2012 - 04:10pm PT
1/2 inch. Here is a photo of a cam from the mid 70's we took out using the cam-extractor. The thing had been deep into a crack for years and nobody could get it out. I obviously don't think we'll be re-using this "artifact" but it gives you an idea of the possibilities. Take a cam-extractor to Indian Creek, Utah and you'll have your entire trip paid for in used cams in half a day. We'd love to get the price lowered but if you want the highest quality parts machined in the United States, it isn't cheap. Hope you like it.
Credit: sonoran climbing gear
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 16, 2012 - 04:12pm PT
I obviously don't think we'll be re-using this "artifact"

I guess you haven't seen my rack.
crasic

climber
Oct 16, 2012 - 05:21pm PT
40 years? I highly doubt that forged friend has been in that crack since before the mid 80's

Hell, I'm only 22 and I have a few forged friends on my rack :\
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 16, 2012 - 05:25pm PT
Here is a photo of a cam from the mid 70's we took out using the cam-extractor. The thing had been deep into a crack for 40 years and nobody could get it out.

Not likely. Late 80's or so.

Wild Country cams weren't available in the mid 70's, FWIW.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Oct 16, 2012 - 05:35pm PT
That is an early model #2 Friend (judging from axle nut size), but as others have noted, they were first sold in the early 80s, so the unit is at most 30 years old. And if it was in a crack outside, the axle will rust after awhile, so I am thinking 10 years max it has been there. Still cool to get it out, though.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Oct 16, 2012 - 05:37pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson

got my freinds in the late 70s..
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 16, 2012 - 05:42pm PT
That is an early model #2 Friend (judging from axle nut size), but as others have noted, they were first sold in the early 80s, so the unit is at most 30 years old.

Looks like a factory sewn sling on it...but...the nut size is throwing me off too. I'll have to check the inventory...ha ha.

Pre-sewn slings around late 80's or so?

I bought my first ones in the early 80s' too and I don't recall seeing sewn slings on them for a few years.

Looks like a patent number on the stem. That would date it as well. Earlier ones say "patent pending". Also, that someone used a sewn sling on it would mean that it was probably in use for a number of years prior to being stuck, if the sewn sling wasn't factory.

Who knows, but, it ain't mid 70's.
sonoran climbing gear

Trad climber
AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2012 - 07:19pm PT
It's a first addition Friend with "patent pending" inscription on it. It's also been thoroughly cleaned after recovery. It's old. Here is a .5 camalot recovered with the cam-extractor last weekend. What year do you think this was made? More importantly, how much does it cost?
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rick d

climber
ol pueblo, az
Oct 16, 2012 - 07:41pm PT
that is a #2 circa 1980-1984 without holes in the cams and WITH the little nubs on the cam radius (at compressed-small end) which notoriously get stuck.

nice product, but needs to come in at $35 for people to buy it. I knew only one person who owned and carried a leeper friend o friend although new ones sat on the shelf at Desert Mountain Sports for a decade.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Oct 16, 2012 - 08:56pm PT
This works real well!

Credit: Ihateplastic
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Oct 16, 2012 - 09:02pm PT
Haha I like that he's giving it back to y'all haterzzzzzz.



More shots of your booty, please!


(locker... this is your cue)
big ears

Trad climber
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Oct 16, 2012 - 09:07pm PT
You didnt pull that .5 off the bastille by any chance? My partner buried one at the top of blind faith a month ago, and its marked w the same color tape. Not trying to get it back, just curious
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Oct 17, 2012 - 02:52am PT
Bonjour Sonoran climber,
I would be delighted to add a sample of your most carefully made Cam-Extractor to the Nuts Museum. An 18 inch would make my day. Please, have a look at the collection…
Stephane

"Nut Tools Museum"
"Nut Tools Museum"
Credit: nutstory
Prod

Trad climber
Oct 17, 2012 - 10:39am PT
Wow, what a bunch of dicks. Funny dicks but dicks nontheless.

I have only lost 1 cam, got keyholed on something on shirttail peak with tarbuster in 1991. My wife has dropped 2 since we have been climbing together. Got a tool to fix that?

Prod.
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Oct 17, 2012 - 10:51am PT


"My wife has dropped 2 since we have been climbing together. Got a tool to fix that?"...

I'd better leave that one alone...

LOL!!!...

mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Oct 17, 2012 - 10:54am PT
Sonoran climbing gear's smart and upbeat responses make me like them and their product.

So does "made in the U.S.A."
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Oct 17, 2012 - 11:21am PT
^^^^^^

If you like the product, support a fellow climber ;D
OlympicMtnBoy

climber
Seattle
Oct 17, 2012 - 11:54am PT
Stephane, what's that robot looking thing to the right of the blue handled nut tool? And that black hammer tool in the center is pretty cool, especially if you have to kill an alien or something while cleaning a nut!
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