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limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 22, 2013 - 12:15pm PT
And heard that I'm supposed to put it on the internet so someone will get it for me. It's the thing to do nowadays.

It's a blue #3 camalot in the back of this crack on Welcome to Little Baldy, on Little Baldy in Sequoia.

Credit: limpingcrab

If you get my $70 cam I'll give you $5, or buy you a six pack of Coors or Diet Cherry 7up.

Come one people!
Some Random Guy

climber
Under a Little Pink Umbrella
Apr 22, 2013 - 01:02pm PT
that's a helluva tape glove u's gots goin' on there. bet ur hands r smooth as a babies ass!

hope u get ur cam back dude....
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 22, 2013 - 01:08pm PT


Take this post over to the Mt Proj thread started by Ryan about losing gear...

We'll ALL have a load of fun giving you SH!T...

;-)

phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Apr 22, 2013 - 01:10pm PT
OK, if you're going to make a tape job the focal point of a photo, at least it should be a pretty tape job. That thing is just ugly.
:) Phyl
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
If you guys ever want taping lessons all you have to do is ask
Some Random Guy

climber
Under a Little Pink Umbrella
Apr 22, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
tell u what, if u MAKE me a pair of those beauties i'll head out there and get ur cam for u!
jabbas

Trad climber
New River, AZ
Apr 22, 2013 - 02:55pm PT
Beer money -- could be a crowd looking to free the offending piece for you.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Apr 22, 2013 - 03:08pm PT
Please help me with taping. I tried it for the first time and don't think I have the hang of it yet.

Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Apr 22, 2013 - 03:12pm PT
I call bullsh.it. tape gloves too clean.


Side question, has anyone purposefully casted their arm to climb cracks? And is this insane for me to ask?
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 22, 2013 - 03:13pm PT


Jim B...

That's funny as sh!t man!!!...

LOL!!!...

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 22, 2013 - 03:13pm PT
Side question, has anyone purposefully casted their arm to climb cracks? And is this insane for me to ask?

That's a little obsessive....
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 22, 2013 - 03:17pm PT

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and some IMPORTANT additional info:


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Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Apr 22, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
I hope this trick works!

I've had some luck with stuck cams, but the last time I tried to get a #3 it was on Bishop's Terrace and probably is still there.
I spent about 2 hours on it while my friends did laps on the climb.
All the cam lobes moved, but I couldn't figure out how to move it along a path to freedom....
BFK

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Apr 22, 2013 - 04:00pm PT
Yup, #3 on BT is still there as of 4/21,... and the lobes still move...
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Apr 22, 2013 - 04:08pm PT
I just think of random stuff. Not ocd at all!
lubbockclimber

Trad climber
lubbock,tx
Apr 22, 2013 - 04:11pm PT
Michelle, pee wee did on some 5.13 in Utah I think. Saw a picture a few days ago.
DaveyTree

Trad climber
Fresno
Apr 22, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
Crab, that crack looks good. Guess I missed a good day. Was that after the turtle count? Be at MM on Weds if you show.
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Apr 22, 2013 - 04:32pm PT
Apparently , I need to do some research.

jabbas

Trad climber
New River, AZ
Apr 22, 2013 - 04:47pm PT
Have had good luck with a Lost Arrow "Long Dong". Shoehorned the end as much as possible under a chosen cam and inched back towards freedom. A slow finesse of a slog, but patience can usually win you back your gear. A nut pick is also suitable for a cursing session.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Apr 22, 2013 - 05:11pm PT
New lexicon term...

"Freedom path" - the optimal path at which a stuck cam can be extricated by moving the cam lobes either independently from each other or in unison, thereby freeing the cam of it's crackly grave.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 22, 2013 - 05:14pm PT
Little Baldy is a Killer Rock, huh? Dig it.
Booty time, Brah. That too, is Trad.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Apr 22, 2013 - 05:39pm PT
Here's my favorite cam removal tool, although it's too heavy to bring along all the time:
After removing sling from cam lobes, and applying the ultimate tool &#...
After removing sling from cam lobes, and applying the ultimate tool (tire iron) - all lobes moving after 5 minutes!
After another 5 minutes, I had manuvered it through a path to freedom.
Credit: Clint Cummins

More booty cam removal photos/tricks here:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1903416&tn=40
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Apr 22, 2013 - 06:13pm PT
I've noted over the years that poor climbers have a much higher success rate with stuck-cam-removal.

At either end of the social spectrum there is ample time for stuck cam removal :-)

My partners will tell you - spend too much time dicking around with that fixed pro and you just may find me simul-climbing RIGHT UP YOUR ASS!

DMT

(ps. so long as its duffer-easy, lol)
ELM !

climber
Near Boston
Apr 22, 2013 - 06:26pm PT
Clint you are no doubt the stuck cam master remover!!!
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Apr 22, 2013 - 06:38pm PT
I've noted over the years that poor climbers have a much higher success rate with stuck-cam-removal.

Sad but true.
Lots of ways to have fun out there, even for folks quite a bit past their prime. :-)
bc

climber
Prescott, AZ
Apr 22, 2013 - 07:33pm PT
The Mummy's Hand
The Mummy's Hand
Credit: bc
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Apr 22, 2013 - 07:37pm PT
Lol there have been many routes where I needed Mummy's hand!

DMT
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2013 - 07:58pm PT
Good tips, but the cam isn't even stuck!

The crack was too big for any of the gear I brought so once I got past the point of no return I did a blind placement around a corner way in the back and pushed it a little too far. All you need is a 7 ft wingspan or a tiny torso to squeeze in there.

I would have fallen but my tape gloves gave me super powers
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Apr 22, 2013 - 08:02pm PT
buy a new one and be more careful next time
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
I thought about what you said, but ive decided I'd rather not be responsible for my actions
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Apr 22, 2013 - 08:37pm PT
go to the leap and find one then.
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Apr 22, 2013 - 08:48pm PT
Good climb though. Did it a few times, liked to link it to Mid Size White Boys.
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Apr 22, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
Omg, I love stuck pro. It's like an easter egg hunt you didn't know you were on. Like walking at the base of convenience crags on a Sunday night.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 22, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
Apparently super powers not associated with reaching deep set cams.
LOL!@!!
It is what it is. Hope you had fun, anyway.
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2013 - 09:33pm PT
Ha!

And ya, we had a great day up there! I found an old nut so at least I came home with the same number of items

Good climb though. Did it a few times, liked to link it to Mid Size White Boys.

I've been wanting to get on that, but the old button heads and rusty home-made hangers have kept me at bay
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 22, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
Oh dear!
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:07pm PT
According to Banquo tests, those buttonheads are stronger than one might think. I think.....
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Apr 22, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
Since it's out of reach instead of stuck/locked cam lobes,
all somebody needs is a reaching type tool:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1955042/CAM-EXTRACTOR
http://sonoranclimbinggear.com/
(or a "Friend of a Friend" if it's just slightly out of reach).
MisterE

Social climber
Apr 23, 2013 - 12:52am PT
Beware, bad taping or non-taping may lead to this result (poorly developed crack climbing skills):

Credit: MisterE
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 23, 2013 - 01:28am PT
I heard if you can tape real cool it gives you super powers......
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Apr 23, 2013 - 11:33am PT
Dammit! I bet i could totally reach that sucker!
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