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Are Hexes still cool?

chossbagger
15/12/2009
11:19:16 AM
My aid climber mate reckons I should ditch my Hexes because they are apparently not cool anymore. I'm always copping complaints about the sound of them when racking up. I know some people still use them too because I hear them out there, clinking some miles away. I still regularly find great placements for them where I cannot imagine any cam possibly sitting as well. I've been told to make some windchimes out of them to keep away them sport climbers, as this is the only thing they're good for?
Winston Smith
15/12/2009
11:23:43 AM
The spray will fly on this deep sea trolling expedition...
Paul
15/12/2009
11:28:34 AM
You can't hammer tent pegs in with your cams though, and I woud have second thoughts about using a cam to hammer the nut key in order to get a stuck wire out.

ajfclark
15/12/2009
11:30:52 AM
Theirs no problem at all. DMM has just released torque nuts. It says it they're in the name, there nuts not hexes.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
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15/12/2009
11:31:58 AM
Winston is on the money.

On 15/12/2009 chossbagger wrote:
> My aid climber mate reckons I should ditch my Hexes because they are apparently not cool anymore.

= a classic oxymoron?

Apart from that... The aid climber just wants your hexes, because for serious aid climbers they can't ever have too much gear.
:P
mikl law
15/12/2009
12:24:11 PM
I'm slowly converting people over to hexes, I alwys carry a few, a good hex is so much stronger and more rleiable than a good cam

evanbb
15/12/2009
12:29:24 PM
I love my hexes and won't hear a bad word against them.

Horses for courses though. If you're not skilled enough to place them, maybe sport climbing is a better option?
egosan
15/12/2009
12:41:25 PM
Can't stroke your beard without one.

Eduardo Slabofvic
15/12/2009
12:48:48 PM
Hexs, much like flared trousers, have never been uncool

GravityHound
15/12/2009
1:04:40 PM
Aid climbers are the uncoolest of the uncool. The only come at night to feed on the disappointment of sport climbers who didn't bag the grade that day. Don't listen to a word he says. Long live hexes.....

foreverabumbly
15/12/2009
1:59:33 PM
On 15/12/2009 chossbagger wrote:
> I know some people still use them too because I hear them
>out there, clinking some miles away.

Those are uni students....
Wendy
15/12/2009
4:24:10 PM
On 15/12/2009 Paul wrote:
> I woud have second
>thoughts about using a cam to hammer the nut key in order to get a stuck
>wire out.

Really? A big cam is a great gear hammer. Much better than a hex, because it even has a handle.

The good Dr
15/12/2009
4:29:36 PM
Super Crack (5.10 - 19/20), Indian Creek purely on hexes! This ascent was only about a week ago. Now that is RAD!!


mattjr
15/12/2009
5:37:34 PM
More cowbell baby!
scarecrow
15/12/2009
6:09:11 PM
I'm getting some purely FOR the sound of racking them up and walking around with them. The
rockcentrics...they look nice :D

ambyeok
15/12/2009
9:21:24 PM
On 15/12/2009 The good Dr wrote:
>Super Crack (5.10 - 19/20), Indian Creek purely on hexes! This ascent was
>only about a week ago. Now that is RAD!!

He appears to be soloing while carrying hexes on his harness. Hexes are cool, they are big and clunk in place. I like stuffing them where all the good fist jams are then falling off cause I made the climb 3 grades harder.
BUZZ
15/12/2009
10:01:29 PM
On 15/12/2009 mattjr wrote:>More cowbell baby!

here here!
A good climber can make great use of hex's, where as the regular numpty punter is lost!

pmonks
16/12/2009
4:34:29 AM
> Are Hexes still cool?

No, but Hexy is, even after all these years!

chossbagger
16/12/2009
8:37:25 AM
I'm gonna hang onto these cowbells some seeing as they have some old school cred and lots of other uses. I know they're noisy but they're cool and these kids are just going to have to get used to them. Next one that complains cops a number 10!

pmonks
16/12/2009
9:21:11 AM
On 16/12/2009 chossbagger wrote:
>Next one that complains cops a number 10!

Hopefully not a #10 BIC! :-o

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