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Cams for Watchtower faces 19-Apr-2016 At 12:19:33 PM Rawpowa!
On 19/04/2016 gfdonc wrote:
>I think the answer depends on which climbs you're planning on doing.
>2 or 3 finger-sized cams are handy on Brolga. Now's the time to point
>out that finger-sized might refer to the x or y directions. I mean both.
> Friend 00 to green or maybe yellow Alien in my case.
>Skink is easily done with a standard rack, including a set of wires.
>Take a bolt plate.
>Auto Da Fe needs some small wires and doubles of cams in the small-medium
>The Confession has basically no gear up the corner, so it doesn't matter
>what you carry.

Brolga was the main one I was worried about. I'll work up to Auto Da Fe I think! I assume 0.3-0.4 would be finger size?

On 19/04/2016 peteclimbs wrote:
>I love my X4s and I've certainly used the smaller ones on some of the watchtower
>face climbs. I have red (smallest) through to grey but find myself using
>the smaller sizes (red, yellow,blue) most. Above grey I cut over to C4
>Depending on what you climb some RPs might be handy too - I climbed Auto
>Da Fe without them and it made protecting some of the trickier bits quite...err....tricky!

Thanks, that's very handy to know! I've got some IMPs but I think I'll be just practicising placing them this trip rather than doing climbs where I'm relying on them :)

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