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Lender rack (Sydney based)
mikl law
12:09:17 PM
I have a vast stash of hexes, wires and a few cams which I don't use much, and have assembled them into a rack that others can borrow for learning to lead on natural gear.

I'll assume you already have a few draws, you might have to buy some slings, and you'll need a rope too (you really don't want to use my ropes. but you can borrow Zac's).

12:20:52 PM
thats an awesome offer mikl.
Q. is any of the gear as dodgy as some of the fixed gear you used to place (many years ago). ha
mikl law
12:44:20 PM
lotsa massive hexes
I might get each borrower to replace a few cords

1:31:46 PM
have they currently got your old shoe laces in them?
mikl law
1:36:34 PM
No, they are all holding bolts in
10:40:22 PM
Monty moves down the road from you & suddenly you have no need for trad gear? Please immediately retrieve your sack. ;)

7:30:21 AM
On 18/11/2008 Josh Caple wrote:
>Monty moves down the road from you & suddenly you have no need for trad
>gear? Please immediately retrieve your sack. ;)

Why don't you lend your rack out Josh?

At least it might get a bit of use. ; )

And to be regularly rapping into the Grose, I'd say their sacks are intact.
mikl law
12:05:01 PM
here's a picture

and what are these?

I have a mage rack of my own to deal with also. Doing a 7 pitch mostly trad 19 that overahngs the entire way when the rain stops

12:10:38 PM
On 19/11/2008 mikl law wrote:
>Doing a 7 pitch mostly
>trad 19 that overahngs the entire way when the rain stops

Fark, that sounds like fun! Need a belay?
mikl law
12:16:06 PM
Ness is booked up for that and there are few more fridges to dissapear into the depths too. And about 5 tonnes of sand on P3 from explosions higher up. I'll email you a shot

12:41:53 PM
>vast stash of hexes, wires and a few cams

and later on 19/11/2008 Mr mikl law wrote:
>I have a mage rack of my own to deal with also.

Meagre or mega Mr mikl?
Derek my M10 love reckons that for all the years you have been collecting booty, that the rack pictured is pretty meagre. He suggests that you don't go aiding with it unless you add a hook at least, and even then, to get in on Ozy now while the bolt ladder is still intact to help flesh it out.

He thinks you need to compare your rack to this
one, and he says that you must be bootying off newbies because the gear pictured is hardly scratched in many cases, especially the double ended ones.

On the other hand (compared to Derek), I love your work Mr mikl, and think your initiative to put together a lender rack is commendable.
mikl law
1:34:10 PM
mega- I found myself buying lots of trad gear over the last few years (in addition to the 13 cams I retreived in the USA). I think the extreme poverety of my climbing youth was still lusting, but I've finshed now (except for some new Rocks to replace tha ones that kim gave me in '82). I thought I should do something constructive with the dregs that i could never lift off the ground
Winston Smith
2:28:36 PM
Speaking of vintage gear ... maybe we could add the following to the loaner rack: They're currently for sale on ebay (not by me or any acquaintances)....

Does anyone remember Jokers? Bad ju-ju.

"You are bidding on a selection of vintage 70s climbing equipment. Some of these items are new in pristine condition and others have had a little use but are in excellent condition.

Photo 1: Chouinard Hexentrics sizes 1,2,3,4,&5 (new), Chouinard Stoppers sizes 7,8,9,10,11&12 (new), Forest "T" Nuts sizes 1,2,3,4,5, (new)and one large "T" Nut without size.

Photo2: Chouinard lightweight hollow oval carabiners X 6 in excellent condition, Chouinard reverse screwgate carabiners small size X 3 (new), Chouinard reverse screwgate carabiners large size X 1(new), Salewa lightweight hollow "Royal Robins" carabiners X 2 in good condition, Salewa lightweight hollow carabiner X 1 in good condition, US Military issue steel oval carabiners X 2 one new & one used.

Photo 3: Chouinard lightweight "8" used with some wear, Gibbs ascender appears new, Chouinard lightweight pulley near new, Salewa Stich plate with spring new in plastic, Batbrake belay plate new in plastic.

Photo 4: Set of "Jokers" early flexible cams sizes 1 - 5 used but in great condition, Chouinard tube chocks sizes 4, 5 & 51/2, Chouinard stainless micro wires X 2 sizes 1 & 2 new, Chouinard wire stoppers X 2 sizes 1 & 3, Chouinard wire stopper size 8 in great condition, Chouinard wire hexentric size 3 used."
3:45:16 PM
On 19/11/2008 wallwombat wrote:
>Why don't you lend your rack out Josh?

just got a few cams back after lending them to a 16 year old grom for a few months while i was injured, but they'll be getting plenty of use now that im back on the rock!

for the record, I concede Mikl's sack is much larger that mine & has been put to far better use

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