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nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Oct 17, 2012 - 12:21pm PT
The “robot looking” nut tool is a Climber Pal Extractor made by Joseph Murray (Sunshine Climbing Equipment) in the mid eighties (Patent US 4,513,641).
The black hammer is a Martial hammer made by Grivel circa 1986. Martial Moioli was a famous French climber who designed climbing equipment, as the Résine Rose rock shoes.
ß Î Ø T Ç H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Oct 17, 2012 - 01:28pm PT
Prospecting for booty and reselling - is probably not too shabby a business plan.
OlympicMtnBoy

climber
Seattle
Oct 17, 2012 - 02:10pm PT
Cool thanks Stephane! There are almost enough of these through the years for an "evolution of the cam extractor" thread.
wbw

Trad climber
'cross the great divide
Oct 17, 2012 - 02:37pm PT
Yo Donini,

In addition to all of those doo-dads, you're forgetting the special glasses I've seen at a couple of sport crags near Boulder. You know, the reflecting glasses that allow you to see your lead partner climbing, without looking up.

You wouldn't want to have to look up while climbing, would ya??
Prod

Trad climber
Oct 17, 2012 - 02:50pm PT
In addition to all of those doo-dads, you're forgetting the special glasses I've seen at a couple of sport crags near Boulder. You know, the reflecting glasses that allow you to see your lead partner climbing, without looking up.

You mean the ones that John Bachar used and recommended, without sponsorship. Yeah only noobs would use those...

Prod.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Oct 17, 2012 - 03:01pm PT
As a Booty Business - no doubt. A person could be *on call* weekends in season at the Gunks. We all know people at glued at the hip to their smart phones nowadays, and probably climb with them too.



"Second fix your cam?"(because it's never your own damned fault)? Call One Eight Hundred Booty Call, and we'll be there with out Cam Extractor before you can drop a rope!" That 1-800 - BOO - TY - CALL"

Charge $25 a ...pop... plus tips, of course.
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Oct 17, 2012 - 03:17pm PT


"You know, the reflecting glasses that allow you to see your lead partner climbing, without looking up."...

I remember those things...

Personally thought they were pretty fuking STUPID...



Anyone here WILLING to admit to buying and using them???...

LOL!!!...









EDITED:


"You mean the ones that John Bachar used and recommended, without sponsorship. Yeah only noobs would use those..."...


So that makes YOU, a believer???...

LOL!!!...

"a sucker born every minute!!!"...

Or however it goes...

;-)








PS...

Pretty SURE I saw some dude climbing in your shoes the other day...

If I see him again I'll ask...

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 17, 2012 - 03:58pm PT
I have a pair, only use them on one pitch sport climbs, anything to get a few more years out of a 69 year old neck.
sonoran climbing gear

Trad climber
AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 17, 2012 - 05:54pm PT
Let me address a couple comments here... We certainly aren't under the assumption that everyone is losing cams all the time. Getting similar comments about only losing "one" cam. The idea for the device is based on the fact that we all lose A cam at some point. Now, multiply that times thousands and thousands of climbers and you end up with A LOT of lost cams out there!
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Oct 17, 2012 - 09:50pm PT
It's a niche peice of gear - guaruntee you 'most' trad climbers could use it situationally.


Some people have lost a dozen cams, you know who you are ;D Might be a good thing to take out to Tahquitz after a rainy day if you naw'mean...
j-tree

Big Wall climber
Classroom to crag to summer camp
Oct 17, 2012 - 11:52pm PT
If you bring it up on ElCap, does it count as part of the bag of tricks or will you get a "stick of the day" for using it.
locker

Gym climber
DUH!!!...
Oct 17, 2012 - 11:58pm PT


"I have a pair, only use them on one pitch sport climbs, anything to get a few more years out of a 69 year old neck."...

There's just no fuking hope...

Another minute passed and another one was born!!!...

LOL!!!...
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Sep 19, 2013 - 11:14am PT
I received a Cam Extractor from Sonoran Climbing Gear a couple of days ago. This Cam Extractor is splendidly and carefully made.
Here is the smallest of the two Cam Extractors produced by Sonoran among other camming device removers.

• Ed Leeper: Friend of Friend (USA)
Miyazaki 1985 (Japan)
• Sunshine Climbing Equipment: Climber Pal Extractor 1983 (USA)
• vauDe: Friend-Remover 1989 (Germany)
• Sonoran Climbing Gear Cam Extractor 2012 (USA)

Credit: nutstory
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Sep 19, 2013 - 02:52pm PT
How much does it weigh compared to a coat hanger? Is the metal stiffer? Can you roast marshmallows with it?
deschamps

Trad climber
Flagstaff, AZ
Sep 19, 2013 - 04:26pm PT
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?

Less than $110.
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