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whitemeat

Trad climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 1, 2013 - 11:51am PT
so the thing is when ever i have more the 1 double length sling around my neck and arm, like people carry them, and i go to grab one they ore often then not get girth hitched or all tangeld up or something. at that point i have to take both or all off and deal with it which is time consuming and frustrating. so do any of you have a method of solving this issue?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 1, 2013 - 11:53am PT
They are a pain in the ass, i never use them.
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Apr 1, 2013 - 11:56am PT
Double length slings never go over the shoulder for me, only singles there. I usually keep one or two double slings shortened (half length twice and then twisted) and clipped to single biners on my harness.
neversummer

climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Apr 1, 2013 - 12:10pm PT
double it up as an extenable draw...
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Apr 1, 2013 - 12:15pm PT
I never have this problem, perhaps because I always keep a carabiner on each double-length sling, which serves to keep the doubled loops of equal length. When removing the double-length sling, grab at or near the biner, rotate until the hand is behind the head, lift the sling off, and drop it down past all the other slings.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 1, 2013 - 12:39pm PT


Stick to gym climbing and the problem goes away quick...

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 1, 2013 - 12:41pm PT
I don't know Locker....those gym holds are easy to sling, they should remove the bolts.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Apr 1, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
make sure to put the slings on after the gear sling?
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Apr 1, 2013 - 12:52pm PT

At the 8:15 mark Steve House shows a brilliant way of racking double length slings - or "runners" as he calls 'em.

cf. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIkmYiwbZWg


Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Apr 1, 2013 - 01:38pm PT
make sure to put the slings on after the gear sling?

Sometimes I actually remember to do that.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 1, 2013 - 01:45pm PT

"those gym holds are easy to sling, they should remove the bolts"...


That would for sure make it more interesting...

LOL!!!...

Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 1, 2013 - 01:49pm PT
use a carabiner to clip the two ends together. then when you wanna use it unclip the 'biner and wahlah! it doesn't snag.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 1, 2013 - 01:52pm PT
I do it the Grippa way...

also you can do it like you would usually rack one, in thirds, by putting two 'biners on the sling and passing one through the other and clipping the loop, but then twisting them to make the length smaller and finally clipping the two 'biners together...

locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 1, 2013 - 01:54pm PT

This HAS to be the MOST important question of the day...

Maybe the entire week!!!...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 1, 2013 - 02:49pm PT
I like that steve house way. I also like racking them as draws. Dyneema only of course. Double up the sling, then clip your biners and pass one through the other. Clip the resulting loop. Tada! Double sling biner. Then learn how to unclip them so they don't get all funky.

Also rack them over your right and then left shoulder. You can only get one off at a time, but thet dont tangle. Steve houses method looks sick tho!!
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Apr 1, 2013 - 04:46pm PT
I like the twist rack method. I don't like a bunch of slings over my shoulder, especially when it's hot out. I keep the doubles on my back gear loops out of the way, because it's usually an easy stance or I'm at the anchor when I need them.
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Apr 1, 2013 - 04:49pm PT
I used to use a biner and clipped over shoulder like I learned in some book, but it generally became a hassle. I've been a twister for years. Loop it over to standard runner length, then twist to heck until it re-twists on itself and gets nicely compact on a single biner (and easy to pass over as part of a rack to someone else, or swing which side it is on when half of you is stuck in a crack, etc.
fosburg

climber
Apr 1, 2013 - 04:51pm PT
What the Fet and Briham89 said.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 1, 2013 - 04:58pm PT
People actually carry and use those things? Who knew.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 1, 2013 - 04:59pm PT
^^^it's not an Eldo Prancer technique^^^
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