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Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 23, 2013 - 06:34pm PT
I have two full sets these Stubai Trangos that I purchased about a year ago. They weigh a TON! I showed them to the Nut Master and he responded...

Bonjour Simon,

Wow… Hats off Simon! The Stubai Trangos were produced in Austria, in 1987. These nuts were never popular as they almost do not work. Now they are “rather” rare. My modest collection consists of the #1 and #3… so you can easily imagine how your message drove me mad!
I have attached two pages from a Stubai catalog 1992. In fact there is very little literature about the Trangos, and they were not patented.

With best wishes from Corsica,

Stéphane

Here they are in their glory with a bill for size comparison.



Credit: Ihateplastic

Credit: Ihateplastic

Credit: Ihateplastic

Credit: Ihateplastic

Credit: Ihateplastic

Stéphane sent me this catalog page of the elusive nuts.

Credit: Ihateplastic
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Dec 23, 2013 - 06:39pm PT
U'r wired!
Nilepoc

Big Wall climber
Tx
Dec 23, 2013 - 06:40pm PT
All i see are questions.

Do they slot into cracks like a traditional nut?
Why are the teeth on the non operative end?
What is the black stuff?
What does that warning label say? "These will kill you!"
Did a set of these ever make it up El Cap?
.........
So many questions.

Nice find. Those really look funky.
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Dec 23, 2013 - 06:47pm PT
Know how to use your nuts for protection.

Credit: web
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Dec 23, 2013 - 06:48pm PT
^you know what happens to people that propagate that image, dontcha Moose?




I really want to see someone lead a pitch with just those. Funny thing is that although they may resemble rubbery metal suppositories they might actually hold some weight if they did not twist.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 23, 2013 - 07:01pm PT
I have never bothered to place one but I have fingered enough nuts in my day to know these are 100%

U N S T A B L E !

The biggest one must weigh close to a pound and clearly the rubber would be gone in about six placements.

BTW... both sets were new in sealed bags. Never even seen a crack.
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Dec 23, 2013 - 07:02pm PT
Hey, The Brave one. Don't rat on me now!
skywalker

climber
Dec 23, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
Check out these nuts! Look somewhat similar but lacking metal. My buddy bought one when he went to Elbsandstein (spelling). They work remarkably well!

Credit: skywalker

S...
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 23, 2013 - 07:28pm PT
That squirrel must've had the worst death imaginable.


You are supposed to cam those Stubais.
Weight goes on the higher end.
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Dec 23, 2013 - 07:36pm PT
so what you are saying IHP, is that you will pay shipping to GIVE me those little tricam-wannabe deathplugs, right?



seriously though, I think that the rubber might be semi-viable....

moose, it's no joke, I hear that Naveen Andrews is coming for your nutts now.
H

Mountain climber
there and back again
Dec 23, 2013 - 07:41pm PT
Simon,
Looks like you scored! I can't believe Stephane only has a 1/3 what you have. I have one of them. I forgot where I got it. Nice to see some info on them.

Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 23, 2013 - 07:43pm PT
Yea, Stéphane is a wee bit jealous!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 23, 2013 - 08:02pm PT
I have a solid chunk of iron pyrite I'll trade for one of your Try 'n' gos.

About as valuable and just as heavy.

RyanD

climber
Squamish
Dec 23, 2013 - 08:34pm PT
Yer gunna die much??
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 23, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
Simon- Thanks for sharing yer nutz with us.

Freaky two attitude design!

Nice webbing nuts skywalker!

It is no metal allowed in Dresden so they are working the knots and layers approach. Must be scary to sail on one of those puppies.

I gotta get fit and go experience the birthplace of free climbing sometime soon.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1018427&msg=2268556#msg2268556
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Dec 23, 2013 - 09:11pm PT
Strange nuts alright.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 24, 2013 - 09:06pm PT
Hey Simon- Let's work out a trade such that Stephané winds up with a full set. I will contact you about it.
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Dec 27, 2013 - 04:21am PT
Bonjour Simon,
If I had two set of nuts, I would think that this would have something to do with Chernobyl... So I immediately part with one of the two sets… Please Simon, forgive this Corsican humour…
Stéphane
a very modest Stubai Nuts Museum
a very modest Stubai Nuts Museum
Credit: nutstory
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 27, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
PM sent so we will see what Simon sez...
nutstory

climber
Ajaccio, Corsica, France
Dec 27, 2013 - 12:14pm PT
Many, many thanks for your help Steve!
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