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John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
Mar 21, 2013 - 04:10pm PT
Slabby D: Why don't you use two lockers?
Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Mar 21, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
slabby d you deserve a cyber slap
put another locker in your critical path.

come on the instructions read so,
and they offer clear and concise direction.

plus it keeps the ears pinned
and thus no, never any, maybe some, perhaps a little
mishaps will ensue.

come on, please.
one more locker.
you can and will do it.

cheers to you, patron of silence.
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Mar 22, 2013 - 12:40am PT
The Silent Partner is great for solo leading. I prefer the rope in the backpack with knots method over the long loops. The pulley works smoothly while climbing. however I've never had as smooth action on TR. the thing loves to lock up on me and forces me the feed it thru the device. Worth the investment hands down
Slabby D

Trad climber
B'ham WA
Mar 22, 2013 - 01:01am PT
Ouch! That kinda hurt.

I use one of these strong carabiners. 32kn/15kn strength. I even clip it to my belay loop! I'm gonna die....except for that backup loop. I never liked the crossloading you'd end up with clipping biners through your harness loops. Norwegian has a reasonable point about keeping the ears aligned but damnit if I don't keep doing it....anyway who claimed any of this was safe....

FWIW there is a dude on this site with more solo pitches than the rest of us combined who rigged his SP in a similar manner.....
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 22, 2013 - 01:07am PT
Why don't you use two lockers?

One's worthless.

Endless repetition of nothing yadayadahahahaha.
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2013 - 11:28pm PT
Has anyone else been having fun with their SP lately???

Up on dinner ledge. Just me, myself, and my red friend there.
Up on dinner ledge. Just me, myself, and my red friend there.
Credit: briham89
Having way too much fun soloing
Having way too much fun soloing
Credit: briham89
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
May 13, 2013 - 11:44pm PT
After Iron Hawk last spring I sort of swore off big wall soloing but I've recently begun to fantasize fondly about it again. I'm pretty sure I'll solo at least one more El Cap route.
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
Right on Mark good for you!

I'm hoping to pop my el cap solo cherry this year...won't be quite as hard as Iron Hawk though.
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
May 14, 2013 - 01:21pm PT
Bump.
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
May 14, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
I got a SP last year and love it for days that I don't have a real partner.
Ya there is a bit of frigging around but it beats not climbing.
I gave up free soloing years ago when I became a dad.
j-tree

Big Wall climber
Kevin DeWeese is the name, I live wherever I am.
Apr 1, 2014 - 05:50pm PT
Silent Partner on Horni-Johnson's "Mean Street" pitch
Silent Partner on Horni-Johnson's "Mean Street" pitch
Credit: j-tree

My SP waits for me to clean the pitch back at the Pitch 6 anchors of A...
My SP waits for me to clean the pitch back at the Pitch 6 anchors of Afroman.
Credit: j-tree
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Apr 1, 2014 - 05:52pm PT
You KNOW how much I love this action!

eKatTheNotSoSilentPartner
drapnea

Trad climber
SLC, UT
Apr 1, 2014 - 06:34pm PT
Got out last week and put 10-15 pitches on my SP in Moab/San Rafael Swell. No pictures but had fun.
Febs

Trad climber
Northern Italy
Jul 15, 2014 - 03:36pm PT
I LOVE this fucing bulky red thing. I get excited every time I see it around the house, not to mention when I use it (which happens quite seldom actually, because whilst I love to climb alone, I really hate to DRIVE all alone).

I guess you have seen more orthodox belays than this, but it worked good.
I guess you have seen better belays.
I guess you have seen better belays.
Credit: Febs

Starting. I am a fatass, I know.
Credit: Febs

Credit: Febs
*

Rappeling back to the ground with ease
Credit: Febs
eKat

Trad climber
Jul 16, 2014 - 01:10pm PT
YAY!

Love seeing photos of this puppy at play!

TFPU!
j-tree

Big Wall climber
Typewriters and Ledges
Jul 16, 2014 - 03:45pm PT
On B.Law's "Prowd"
On B.Law's "Prowd"
Credit: j-tree

I love seeing her waiting for me back at the belay, all rosy cheeked a...
I love seeing her waiting for me back at the belay, all rosy cheeked and... ahem. Excuse me, got a little lost there. B.Law's "Prowd"
Credit: j-tree

It's hard to climb when there's a waiting bed to cuddle in with yer SP...
It's hard to climb when there's a waiting bed to cuddle in with yer SP.

B.Law's "Prowd"
Credit: j-tree
eKat

Trad climber
Jul 16, 2014 - 03:51pm PT
love seeing her waiting for me back at the belay, all rosy cheeked and... ahem.

I LOVE IT!

:-)

One guy did a really funny photo shoot of his Silent Partner kickin' back drinkin' a beer. IT WAS REALLY GOOD!

HA!
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jul 16, 2014 - 06:12pm PT
this thread is officially awesome

great post by febs; I totally relate to admiring my red SP
eKat

Trad climber
Jul 17, 2014 - 06:36am PT
^ ^ ^ ^ YeahBaby!

I sent this thread to Blanchard. . . he fully cracked up.

TFPUE! (ThanksForPostinUpEverybody)

Gerg

Trad climber
Calgary
Jul 17, 2014 - 08:43am PT
hey ekat,
i bought mine, the purple one, in about 1999. I talked on the phone to WREN, someone then in L.A. who designed guitars too, was that you?!
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