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Bolt hangers
barney800
6/01/2012
8:02:30 PM
My climbing gear has *finally* arrive in Australia, so I'm looking forward to getting my ass handed to me by some Victorian rock. Could anyone advise me on how many bolt hangers it's worth having on my rack, and any pitfalls I should watch out for when using them?

Cheers!
widewetandslippery
6/01/2012
8:41:58 PM
At least 40 as they movew arond like bits of bog roll

Ben_E
6/01/2012
10:44:54 PM
I've got about a dozen and have never yet used them all up on a pitch. Sounds like widewetandslippery is hoping to pick up a few of your spares once they go into circulation.

It may be worth getting a bit of a mixed bag (a few RP, a few PFH, maybe one or two of the 90 degree ones...); some seem to slip onto oversized bolts or odd shaped rock better than others (though in an emergency you can always sling the bolt with a nut anyway).

Don't clip them with wire gate biners.

Where have you blown in from, anyway?

Cheers,

Ben
barney800
7/01/2012
9:02:13 PM
Cheers Ben. I went up to Wabbit Wocks today and now reckon about half a dozen will do me for local stuff. Maybe a few more for when I get myself up to Buffalo. I was actually surprised how solid they are when slung with a wire; wild Country Rocks seemed particularly good. The whole wire gate thing is annoying though, especially since I left most of my old, solid gate krabs in the UK!

Paulie
16/01/2012
9:50:28 PM
I always took at least 15 to Buffalo, you won't use all of them on a single pitch, however as I can guarantee you'll drop a couple, a few spares are handy to carry with you as it saves a trip back down the hill to the gear store.

Superstu
16/01/2012
11:08:10 PM
Not to mention pesky thieving climbing partners.

White Trash
17/01/2012
4:36:16 PM
On 16/01/2012 Paulie wrote:
>I always took at least 15 to Buffalo, you won't use all of them on a single
>pitch, however as I can guarantee you'll drop a couple, a few spares are
>handy to carry with you as it saves a trip back down the hill to the gear
>store.

do you drop nuts and cams as well or is this just a sport climbing thing?

Paulie
17/01/2012
8:04:47 PM
Meh, everyone drops gear from time to time, the issue at Buffalo is that once you drop it, it's usually gone forever...
Dr Nick
18/01/2012
9:33:36 AM
On 17/01/2012 White Trash wrote:

>do you drop nuts and cams as well or is this just a sport climbing thing?

Bolt plates are easier to drop as well - you tend to chuck them in your chalk bag, and sometimes one will get hooked up on a 2nd one, which then decides your belayer is better looking and goes off to say hello.

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