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Let's have a thread of total self-indulgence, because I for one need it right now (general election oh god).

What are your all-time favourite pieces of climbing gear? What's that thing that you're ogling in the shops but haven't bought (yet)? Or, what's the thing that you've been mourning since they discontinued it?

Let's use "gear" in the most inclusive sense -- not just trad gear, but shoes, bouldering mats, quickdraws, the rucksack you can fit everything into or the lucky chalkbag.

Warnng: I may talk about pink tricams.

Date: 2017-04-20 10:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] naath
I'm fond of DMM's rainbow coloured gear, my current 'but I waaaaant it' is the biggest cam, but actually the red and green ones are the most useful.

Date: 2017-04-20 07:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] naath
Oh yes, those are niiice, there's a purple one I sorta want, because purple, but probably too big to be any use really.

The big blue one did find some uses though

Date: 2017-04-20 07:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] naath
yep, both big blue and tiny blue came to see some grit, and both got used.

Date: 2017-04-20 08:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] emperor
Having tried that thrutchy nonsense, I think the Wideboyz probably should reconsider their life choices ;-)

Date: 2017-04-20 10:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wpadmirer
I love my Camp harness, and the exact one I have is no longer made. As it wears, I mourn, because I'll have to try a new one that is made the same way and hope it fits as comfortably.

Also I love my 5.10 shoes. Though I can't remember which ones I have. But 5.10 makes the best shoes in my opnion.

Date: 2017-04-20 11:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wpadmirer
It is! When I first put on the 5.10s I thought they felt odd, but the more I have worn them, the more I like them. So it's been different than all my other shoes, which felt great the first time I put them on.

What's interesting to me is that the 5.10s feel better now than the others ultimately felt, so it was a good choice, even if I was a bit unsure at first.

Date: 2017-04-20 12:02 pm (UTC)
emperor: Me and my trad gear (trad)
From: [personal profile] emperor
I <3 my Purple DMM Dragon Cam ("The lucky cam") - it's the first gear I fell on, so it must be bullet-proof in all possible placements in future, right? :)

I am most sad about the discontinuation of the 5.10 Spires - I've not yet managed to find any other shoes that fit properly :-/

Date: 2017-04-20 08:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] emperor
I currently have 5.10 Anasazi Guides, and even after months of breaking in they still kill my big toes :( I guess I could try another 1/2 size up, but I think they'd be too big everywhere else. I think I just have stupid shaped feet.

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