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the necessity of hexes these days
earwig
19/04/2005
3:06:21 PM
I've always preferred stuff with no moving parts if given the option - whether it's climbing pro or a can opener - cause there's less to stuff up. Climbing somethin at araps - can't remember the name but a thing above the campground with some lovely bridging - my seconder whipped a cam I'd used out in no time, but struggled and jiggled and swore extracting a hex I'd placed. I always liked hexes after that. You put em in and they stay there.

Agemenon(?) I thinks it was. I remember the second pitch being run out above a 10 or 11 hex.
earwig
19/04/2005
3:11:37 PM
I'm also planning on making a "hexaphone" - like a xylophone but with hexes. Couldn't do that with cams!

nmonteith
19/04/2005
3:15:46 PM
On 19/04/2005 earwig wrote:
>I always liked hexes after that. You put em in and they stay
>there.

You have obviously have never spent hours trying to remove an over-cammed SLCD!

sabu
19/04/2005
3:40:35 PM
On 19/04/2005 nmonteith wrote:
Agamemnon is a grade 10 single pitch.

>You have obviously have never spent hours trying to remove an over-cammed
>SLCD!

hmm over-cammed i remember being told that that's a bad thing?? im paranoid that i havn't got it right when im placing them, so i prefer hexes




earwig
19/04/2005
4:17:54 PM
Yes, I have had the pleasure of trying to remove a fully cammed SLCD. Absolutley bomber pro, ain't gunna move for anything. But, for me, I would rather a properly placed hex than a properly placed cam. Just my 2c worth.

Eduardo Slabofvic
19/04/2005
4:29:53 PM
On 19/04/2005 earwig wrote:
>Yes, I have had the pleasure of trying to remove a fully cammed SLCD. Absolutley
>bomber pro, ain't gunna move for anything. But, for me, I would rather
>a properly placed hex than a properly placed cam. Just my 2c worth.

I don't mean to poo poo your gear, and at the risk of being poo pooed myself, I am of the opinion that an overcammed cam is not good pro. Hard to get out by hand, but just try dropping 80+ kgs onto it from a couple of metres and see it go ping. There was a small book on cams doing the rounds about a year ago, put out by Wild Country, that has some good info on using cams.

My personal favourite hex story is when a No.10 hex fell out and hit my second on the head. His mouth was in overdrive the whole time I was leading, but then he became suddenly quiet. I wish I had discovered that sooner.

nmonteith
19/04/2005
4:32:18 PM
On 19/04/2005 sabu wrote:
>im paranoid
>that i havn't got it right when im placing them, so i prefer hexes

You are soooo old school. No chalk and no cams. Next you will be throwing away the harness!
earwig
19/04/2005
5:00:13 PM
gotta worry when your climbing partner goes quiet! Especially if it's just after dropping a number 10 hex.
gfdonc
19/04/2005
5:53:22 PM
Ah, nostalgia. My #10 hex went astray in Moby Dick at Arapiles such a long time ago. Have never had the heart to replace it. (snifff).

sabu
19/04/2005
6:15:35 PM
On 19/04/2005 nmonteith wrote:
>On 19/04/2005 sabu wrote:
>>im paranoid
>>that i havn't got it right when im placing them, so i prefer hexes
>
>You are soooo old school. No chalk and no cams. Next you will be throwing
>away the harness!

LOL must be my influences!!!! that's actually a compliment!! thanks!

new2thegame
19/04/2005
6:27:20 PM
I just love the sound they make no climb is complete without that background music!!
bruce
20/04/2005
12:11:35 PM
the other beautiful thing about hexes is when some little prick - most likely a scout - is pissing you off you simply attach a nice big hex to an 80cm sling and you have a perfect mace!

sabu
20/04/2005
11:34:21 PM
i heartily aggree with that, i reckon my rack (including a Shark nut tool with a knife on the end and that 11 hex) could make wonderful defence weapons against maybe even that damn ranger that wakes u up afta a long night at 7 or 8 in the morning.

Phil Box
21/04/2005
7:01:08 AM
Easy there sabu, it has been known that the rangers happen to patrol online forums. I know it is only a joke but they don`t view it that way. They don`t have a sense of humour.

sabu
21/04/2005
11:20:38 AM
oh, the rangers actually moniter wat we say about them, this isn't good. Don't worry rangers at that time of the morning im too stupid and asleep to do anything...until i've had a cup of coffee...........! that's not a ranger hiding in a Phil Box suit is it?

LittleMac
21/04/2005
11:29:26 AM
Don't think so sabu, but next time you are at Araps and that nice ranger man (generally max sometimes peter) knocks on your tent door, offer him a cup of coffee, it'll make your stay a whole lot more enjoyable. And they're only doing their job while the rest of us are slacking off having fun climbing.

sabu
21/04/2005
11:34:18 AM
(ur one of them aren't u?) ok ok i'll try be nice, no coffee, but nice.

nmonteith
21/04/2005
12:11:27 PM
Just remember it is the rangers that have to clean the Arapiles toilets - enough said!

Phil Box
21/04/2005
12:46:13 PM
I hate cleaning toilets and so I doff my hat to the rangers that clean the toilets especially when they get blocked up (the toilets not the rangers). Kudos to all toilet cleaning rangers. It is a thankless task that someone has to do.

Nope, I`m not a ranger.

nmonteith
21/04/2005
1:10:48 PM
On 21/04/2005 sabu wrote:
>oh, the rangers actually moniter wat we say about them, this isn't good.

Don't worry folks. We will not be censoring anything you want to say about rangers. With the amount of posts per day on this forum - they woudl have to employ someone full-time to keep track of us!!

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