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Are Hexes still cool?
matthewp
16/12/2009
9:23:01 AM
> Are Hexes still cool?

yes
Duncan
16/12/2009
10:44:15 AM
Two groups of people seem to carry hexes: those who have old school credibility and those who are trying very, very desperately to establish old school credibility. The latter group is also known for the propensity to go to rarely visited crags and climb low-grade choss piles that not even the FA thought was good, and then rant about their "adventure".
dmnz
16/12/2009
10:45:12 AM
On 15/12/2009 scarecrow wrote:
>I'm getting some purely FOR the sound of racking them up and walking around
>with them. The
>rockcentrics...they look nice :D

rockcentrics rock! they are hexy esp the colour coded ones

make sure you jangle yours in the morning while the sport climbers are still drinkin their coffees and moisturising their dandy handys (if they're even up yet)
rightarmbad
16/12/2009
1:18:14 PM
There is a grain of truth in the old climbs comment, but that's only because that that was the only gear available back then so the line had to go on hexes or was left alone.
I happen to enjoy climbing some of the old hidden gems and find them not chosspiles but interesting and much more honestly graded. I.E. new spurt climbers turn up and exclaim "Thats not a 19".Good ol' grade creep.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
16/12/2009
1:30:52 PM
On 16/12/2009 rightarmbad wrote:
>There is a grain of truth in the old climbs comment, but that's only because
>that that was the only gear available back then so the line had to go on
>hexes or was left alone.

Here is a fellow (Anderl Heckmair), wishing he had some hexes(?) to do the line he was on...



>new spurt climbers turn up and exclaim "Thats not a 19".Good ol' grade creep.

~>The same can be said for 'adventure' ! ...

Chalk Free
16/12/2009
7:24:45 PM
On 16/12/2009 matthewp wrote:
>> Are Hexes still cool?
>
>yes
>

When weren't they?
mikl law
17/12/2009
8:10:25 AM
Wrong question, gear isn't cool. But anything that is lighter, stronger, and cheaper than cams is cool. I always carry a few as the spots that they are good in, cams aren't
Dane
18/01/2010
11:07:21 PM
Have some rockcentrics and find them useless. Unlike a real hex they won't cam into place which means that they're just large nuts...

I have some older hex's that I acquired in smaller sizes and they work quite well.
and if you rack them with the slings doubled at least until you get to the base the people still asleep in the pines won't be contemplating homocide

Dane

dave h.
19/01/2010
12:11:27 AM
I have a different experience to Dane with the WC Rockcentrics. I find that I can get them to
cam.

I think it helps if you place the small side (the one opposite the big curved side) just above,
or even on, a small protrusion in the side of the crack. Your mileage may (apparently does)
vary...
Winston Smith
19/01/2010
9:36:25 AM
On 18/01/2010 Dane wrote:
>Have some rockcentrics and find them useless. Unlike a real hex they won't
>cam into place which means that they're just large nuts...
>
>

Sounds like operator error...

JamesMc
19/01/2010
7:59:23 PM
Nobody's mentioned the price yet (I suppose the average climber today is a millionaire compared to the average climber of 30 years ago).

You can buy a full set of hexes for the price of two cams.

JamesMc

freesolo
20/01/2010
3:15:30 AM
some cracks simply cant be climbed without hexes; one that comes to mind is down on freycinet, right off the water (cant remember the name) and some routes at yosemite, squamish, etc...

very bold to climb at indian creek with just hexes; i've carried them on my rack for years and always on multipitch for 1. in case i have to bail and leave a hex instead of a cam 2. way lighter on 2 hour approaches
J.C.
20/01/2010
10:56:30 AM
hexes are the rick james of climbing. they are just so badass, im porbably not cool enough to be seen with hexes but that sure doesn't stop me.... if hexes could do the dishes among other things, my missus would be in all sorts of trouble.
widewetandslippery
20/01/2010
11:18:16 AM
Josh hexes can do the dishes and other things. Use your imagination fella.

bw
20/01/2010
7:43:15 PM
all this talk is making me wanna go and put my trusty hexes to some serious use to show
them I still love em! Can anyone suggest an appropriate bluey's route that is perfect for 'em?
(sub 18 or so 'cause I suck)
J.C.
20/01/2010
8:11:40 PM
Just one route?

Hm. Excalibur on Old Baldy.

JamesMc
20/01/2010
10:33:11 PM
Sizzler

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