I am down in the dumps! and it stinks!
The reasons for my current downedness are as follows:
1. My Advanced Dynamics Class final is next Wednesday and it will be Brutal
2. Texas looms
3. The next nine days are already scheduled to the brim with mandatory activities.
Sander comments that I really can’t complain because the classes and such are my own decision. He has a good point and I’ll do what I can to limit my whining.
< whining >
Didn’t we all complain about undergrad though? we didn’t really have to take those classes either.
< /whining >
Basically what I’m trying to say here is that I’ve decided to buy a full rack of rockclimbing traditional equipment. What better way to lighten my mood then to buy hundreds of dollars worth of climbing equipment?
click more for the plan…
Mike, the manager at the gym, has put together this list of essentials:
Metolius Power Cams:
Blue #1 x 2 or 3
Yellow #2 x 2 or 3 Each with a separate carabiner.
Orange # 3 x 1
Red # 4 x 1
Black Diamond Camalots:
.5, .75, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 one of each. Each with a separate carabiner.
.5, .75, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, one of each grouped together with two carabiners.
Five shoulder length dyneema slings each with 1 â€œDâ€ carabiner.
Two double length dyneema slings each with 2 â€œDâ€ carabiners.
Seven 8 inch quickdraws each with 2 â€œDâ€ carabiners.
One ergonomic gear sling with four separate gear loops.
Two spectra Web-O-Lettes or two 21 foot tech cord cordelettes.
One three foot daisy chain.
Four locking pear shaped carabiners
Of course, in order to carry this monster up a face I’m going to have to start training on the walls with a weight belt. By next summer I will be a traditional fiend! If you have any additional equipment suggestions, I would love to hear them.