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Cam 120 - 190+ mm Is it useful at Araplies?
PeterM
9/12/2005
12:47:52 PM
I bought this large unused Wild Country cam on Ebay second hand

Is it worth bringing to Arapiles from NZ this Easter
Or should I resell it?
Where in the world might it be useful - in NZ of Australia
Or should I just bring it with me at drinking sessions - as a talking point?

oweng
9/12/2005
1:05:03 PM
You wont use that at Araps, not unless you insist on placing it somewhere in the Watchtower Crack.

Ive got one of similar size, ive actually used it a few times on the Organ Pipes in Tassie! Mostly it just acts as ballast though (or gets left in the first few meters just to lighten the load and annoy the seconder).

DaCrux
9/12/2005
2:49:24 PM
Apparently “it can get you chicks”….
If you “sneak up behind them and whack them over the head with it”… :P

sticky
9/12/2005
2:57:38 PM
On 9/12/2005 PeterM wrote:
>I bought this large unused Wild Country cam on Ebay second hand
>
>Is it worth bringing to Arapiles from NZ this Easter
>Or should I resell it?
>Where in the world might it be useful - in NZ of Australia
>Or should I just bring it with me at drinking sessions - as a talking
>point?
>

Keep it! Value for offwidth fun the world over, from Watchtower and Angels to Pipeline and Vedauwoo.

But if you want to sell it, let us know!
Kyle
sydneymatt
9/12/2005
3:25:03 PM
Offwidth fun....... im starting to feel quizzy.....nauseous......., these two words should never go together!!!

Sabu
9/12/2005
4:37:10 PM
you must take note PeterM that by owning such a large cam you have no excuses when it comes to climbing offwidths.....

sticky
9/12/2005
5:36:46 PM
This is a classic description of offwidth from someone in Canada:
http://home.primus.ca/~dooley/climbing/offwidths/offwidths.html


mtnbear
10/12/2005
1:08:20 AM
That was some wicked reading Sticky!
That there page is a gold nugget.

Climboholic
10/12/2005
2:06:37 PM
A big cam doesn't necessarily need to be used in offwidths. I wouldn't consider Watchtower Crack a genuine offwidth but a big cam comes in handy on it.

Unless your comfortable with 5m runouts directly above your belayer, I'd probably bring it along for Watchtower Crack. The route is near the top of my list of favorite routes at Araps. It feels very like Yosemite climbing. Well worth lugging a big cam from NZ for IMO.
Fish Boy
20/12/2005
12:02:58 PM
I used my big green friend on Electra, Watchtower Crack (to avoid using the bolt) and Sultan (Mt Buff).

shmalec
20/12/2005
12:31:43 PM
could you find a place to put it - probably
do you actually need it - no, I don't think so.

Fish Boy
20/12/2005
1:34:57 PM
The first few meters of the 2nd pitch of Electra are fun without a big cam (I have lead it without and seconded it wit ha bloke who placed it).

But your still right ;)

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