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Poll Option Votes Graph
8 3
6% 
9 1
2% 
10 11
22% 
11 3
6% 
12 16
32% 
13 2
4% 
14 14
28% 

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Author
How many quick draws do you carry?
smas
13/07/2006
6:20:54 PM
I couldn't find this on a past topic search and i'm interested to know. I use 12 for trad climbing.

4x12cm (12mm BD dogbone)
4x20cm (12mm BD dogbone)
4x60cm (10mm spectra)

JBM
13/07/2006
6:32:14 PM
I clip the rope directly to cams and carry an extra locker for the anchor. Therefore Draws consist of 6-8
15mm dogbone and 2-4 alpine draws (60cm sling doubled over). This number might go up depending on if
it looks like the route is protected mostly by wires or is longer than 40M and of a reasonably stiff grade
(18ish).

Sabu
13/07/2006
7:24:21 PM
i like to use 12-14 draws (trad), i hate the thought of running out and also i don't use cams as much so i need a few extra.
JamieF
14/07/2006
8:17:51 AM
For the youies, 3 or 4. Then I have a couple of spares in case I drop some.

Chalk Free
14/07/2006
8:25:08 AM
On 13/07/2006 Sabu wrote:
>i like to use 12-14 draws (trad), i hate the thought of running out and
>also i don't use cams as much so i need a few extra.


I'm with you. Thought we were a dying breed.
Nottobetaken
14/07/2006
9:15:23 AM
Why isn't there an option for '0'?
dalai
14/07/2006
9:39:51 AM
Come on Board Lord - don't you still carry a few for clipping into your slipper pull tabs to help force on your over tight slippers at the boulders?

When going through the initial plastic bag & stretching stage, quickdraws on the tabs is the only way I can pull on the shoes!

nmonteith
14/07/2006
9:40:15 AM
A strange poll? This would obviously really depend on the length of a route. For me i usually always carry
exactly the same amount - two quikdraws LESS than i actually need. :-)
wyt91t
14/07/2006
4:15:38 PM
I carry ten and one spare at back just in case, but all up it really depends on the route and how many i need. i have 20 all up and usaully carry all of them and multipitches. also dont forget about the cams

Sabu
14/07/2006
11:07:46 PM
On 14/07/2006 Chalk Free wrote:
>On 13/07/2006 Sabu wrote:
>>i like to use 12-14 draws (trad), i hate the thought of running out and
>>also i don't use cams as much so i need a few extra.
>I'm with you. Thought we were a dying breed.

sigh, we are......
bruce
14/07/2006
11:46:17 PM
On 14/07/2006 Sabu wrote:
>On 14/07/2006 Chalk Free wrote:
>>On 13/07/2006 Sabu wrote:
>>>i like to use 12-14 draws (trad), i hate the thought of running out and
>>>also i don't use cams as much so i need a few extra.
>>I'm with you. Thought we were a dying breed.
>
>sigh, we are......

cams... what a cop out.... you want a real dying breed, look at us people who are to poor for even them :p ... but other than that, i'm with you...dont like runouts at all... so i like about 10-12 for my nice trad, but with all my slings doubled up to quickdraw size, so i can use them for either...

Sabu
15/07/2006
12:16:47 AM
calling me a cop out ey??? i own 3 cams, all them with fixed stems and are about 20 years old at LEAST. HA! i think i win buddy.... !













.....it's past my bedtime.....

IdratherbeclimbingM9
15/07/2006
5:50:18 PM
>How many quick draws do you carry?
6 for trad, .. plus 4 short, & 4 medium, and two long slings.
I often find I need to extend my cam placement slings.

For sport sometimes I go with 12 or 14 (& feel naked!).

>I'm with you. Thought we were a dying breed.
Chalk free age 48 and Sabu age 18; ... interesting mix there ???
btw neither of you have anything on the dying breed called aid climber ...
8))
snicker!
armyiain
15/07/2006
6:03:52 PM
I hope I'm not setting some form of record, but I normally carry 8 alpine and 11 sport. So 19 all up! On 50m pitches that is protection every 2.6m. I did Didgeridoo the other day and reached the chains with only 1 or 2 draws left I think.

Mikey
15/07/2006
11:01:14 PM
I normally carry 8 'short' draws and 4 'extenders' on 60cm slings.


howzithanging?
16/07/2006
12:51:33 PM
14 as a minimum sometimes 16....
i really like to lace a climb up, no matter what the grade, if there is a placement i like to know i'll have the gear to make it!

and i'd carry more if i could
ryan07
22/08/2006
4:25:36 PM
Depends how many BOLTS are on the route!!!!!! :)

Super Saiyan
22/08/2006
4:30:43 PM
Mmmm bolts
prb
22/08/2006
5:02:52 PM
Approximately -

8: trad single pitch (4 quickdraws, 4 extendable slings)
15: trad multipitch (8 quickdraws, 7 extendable slings). Might need one or two for belays, might drop one or two, might need a fair few on the higher pitches that are hard to scope from the ground.
0: soloing (0 quickdraws, 0 extendable slings)
0-15: mountaineering, it depends.

Climboholic
23/08/2006
7:53:56 AM
12 in total
4x12cm
2x20cm
4x60cm extendable
2x120cm extendable

All BD positron. With the slot lock so they don't snag on anything. Not that snagging is much of a problem when clipping wires. Darn! Just realised i fell for BD's marketing again.

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