Drayton. 22. SF Bay Area. Climb rocks. Slacklife.

naturallydisillusioned:

theelindsey:

climberdiary:

roamready:

My Love affair with the Trango Big Bro…

I have been climbing Trad now for a number of years and in that time one of the most unique pieces of pro on my rack has been a #2 Big Bro. And several of my friends continually joke that they are going to build me a shrine to the Big Bro because somehow I seem to look at cracks just for a place to set a BB. 

My trad buddies refuse to buy a BB because they argue that a cam is easier to set/ remove and covers the majority of cracks they will ever climb in… 

I subscribe to the old-school mentality that the leader should never fall, and I climb that way, that said I find being able to protect a fall on any given climb to be the most important task. “Getting to the top is optional, getting home isn’t.” -S. House 

I find that with a little bit of practice I can easily set a BB in any appropriate crack and rely on it immensely; They are solid for a fall, for aiding, and as one user said “Great for a sit in a chimney.” 

Whether you decide to run-out that 30’ section or not is your business but if you would prefer to throw in a piece of pro, just in cases, you might think about adding a Big Bro to your rack. -Or you could haul a giant valley cam up with you… (Pic #3)

A few quick specs (Trango Big Bro);

#1    Weight:    154 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  81-109 mm, 3.2-4.3 in    

#2     Weight:   190 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  101-145 mm, 4-5.7 in     

#3     Weight:   235 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  135-203 mm, 5.3-8 in     

#4     Weight:   338 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  191-305 mm, 7.5-12 in

In comparison the Camalot Family from BD:

TECH SPECS

Weight :  [0.3] 75 g (2.65 oz) [0.4] 83 g (2.93 oz)
[0.5] 99 g (3.49 oz)
[0.75] 119 g (4.18 oz)
[1] 136 g (4.8 oz)
[2] 155 g (5.47 oz)
[3] 201 g (7.1 oz)
[4] 289 g (10.2 oz)
[5] 380 g (13.4 oz)
[6] 557 g (1 lb 4 oz)
Strength :  [0.3] 8 kN, 1798 lbf 
[0.4] 10 kN, 2248 lbf 
[0.5] 12 kN, 2698 lbf 
[0.75-6] 14 kN, 3147 lbf
Range :  [0.3] 13.8-23.4 mm (0.54-0.92 in) 
[0.4] 15.5-26.7 mm (0.61-1.05 in) 
[0.5] 19.6-33.5 mm (0.77-1.32 in) 
[0.75] 23.9-41.2 mm (0.94-1.62 in) 
[1] 30.2-52.1 mm (1.19-2.05 in)
[2] 37.2-64.9 mm (1.46-2.55 in)
[3] 50.7-87.9 mm (2.00-3.46 in)
[4] 66.0-114.7 mm (2.60-4.51 in)
[5] 85.4-148.5 mm (3.36-5.85 in)
[6] 114.1-195.0 mm (4.50-7.68 in)

send me some bros

the last picture….whaaat?

Trango is one of those companies I think I’m coming to like. Slings rated 25kN (vs. the standard 22kN…Blue Water ropes has a 27kN-rated sling as well) and this device. I’m not a trad climber, won’t be for a long time but the Big Bro is a cool piece of kit. Very smart design, relatively simple.

You must really like climbing cracks if you’re carrying several pieces that weigh almost a pound.

i’d like to see you ever reach 22Kn in a climbing fall. 

youd pretty much snap in half at the harness lol

i feel like a BB is cool to an extent. ive used em before and theyre just okay. but they’d be nice on this anchor im looking at for a potential highline haha 

Anonymous asked:

What's your favorite climbing chalk?

nowhere-except-up:

climberdiary:

the blood of my enemies

just kidding, metolius super in rough grind 

Nope, the blood of my enemies was the correct answer there.

:D

Anonymous asked:

What's your favorite climbing chalk?

the blood of my enemies

just kidding, metolius super in rough grind 

theelindsey:

marcommarco:

El Capitan Cleanup Project

…ma porcoddio!

oh man

my current slack trick list…hopefully i can land a buttflip and spiral

360, freefall, chest bounce to feet, butt, from feet or butt, mojo tap, back bounce from feet or butt, Buddha, gator roll, like 6 different grabs, ascension, 180 chest and nasty chest. 

ganderandjaunt:

Rock Climbing in Arkansas. 

what a cool lookin rock 

crimpediem:

Officer Friendly, 5.11c | Wall of Justice, Clear Creek Canyon | Golden, CO

crimpediem:

Officer Friendly, 5.11c | Wall of Justice, Clear Creek Canyon | Golden, CO

barefaced-expressionism:

Climb Time Shelf Road CO

roamready:

My Love affair with the Trango Big Bro…

I have been climbing Trad now for a number of years and in that time one of the most unique pieces of pro on my rack has been a #2 Big Bro. And several of my friends continually joke that they are going to build me a shrine to the Big Bro because somehow I seem to look at cracks just for a place to set a BB. 

My trad buddies refuse to buy a BB because they argue that a cam is easier to set/ remove and covers the majority of cracks they will ever climb in… 

I subscribe to the old-school mentality that the leader should never fall, and I climb that way, that said I find being able to protect a fall on any given climb to be the most important task. “Getting to the top is optional, getting home isn’t.” -S. House 

I find that with a little bit of practice I can easily set a BB in any appropriate crack and rely on it immensely; They are solid for a fall, for aiding, and as one user said “Great for a sit in a chimney.” 

Whether you decide to run-out that 30’ section or not is your business but if you would prefer to throw in a piece of pro, just in cases, you might think about adding a Big Bro to your rack. -Or you could haul a giant valley cam up with you… (Pic #3)

A few quick specs (Trango Big Bro);

#1    Weight:    154 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  81-109 mm, 3.2-4.3 in    

#2     Weight:   190 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  101-145 mm, 4-5.7 in     

#3     Weight:   235 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  135-203 mm, 5.3-8 in     

#4     Weight:   338 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  191-305 mm, 7.5-12 in

In comparison the Camalot Family from BD:

TECH SPECS

Weight :  [0.3] 75 g (2.65 oz) [0.4] 83 g (2.93 oz)
[0.5] 99 g (3.49 oz)
[0.75] 119 g (4.18 oz)
[1] 136 g (4.8 oz)
[2] 155 g (5.47 oz)
[3] 201 g (7.1 oz)
[4] 289 g (10.2 oz)
[5] 380 g (13.4 oz)
[6] 557 g (1 lb 4 oz)
Strength :  [0.3] 8 kN, 1798 lbf 
[0.4] 10 kN, 2248 lbf 
[0.5] 12 kN, 2698 lbf 
[0.75-6] 14 kN, 3147 lbf
Range :  [0.3] 13.8-23.4 mm (0.54-0.92 in) 
[0.4] 15.5-26.7 mm (0.61-1.05 in) 
[0.5] 19.6-33.5 mm (0.77-1.32 in) 
[0.75] 23.9-41.2 mm (0.94-1.62 in) 
[1] 30.2-52.1 mm (1.19-2.05 in)
[2] 37.2-64.9 mm (1.46-2.55 in)
[3] 50.7-87.9 mm (2.00-3.46 in)
[4] 66.0-114.7 mm (2.60-4.51 in)
[5] 85.4-148.5 mm (3.36-5.85 in)
[6] 114.1-195.0 mm (4.50-7.68 in)

send me some bros