Google booty cam
These features can be creatively used to rescue trapped gear.
Problem: In most cases, a properly placed nut will be set by pulling down and outward (towards the outside of a crack or flair), where it becomes stuck in its position. Pro Tip: If you don’t have a built in palm protector on your nut tool, wrap the end of your nut tool with tape to save your hand. Solution: The trick is to fully trigger the cam and pull it out with the hook end of the nut tool. But in the case where a single lobe is stuck or trapped behind a positive edge in a crack, the hook end of the tool is used to grab a cutout section in a lobe or “lightning hole” in a cam or tricam and wiggle it free. This You Tube video shows these methods in action (I queued the video to in, as the first few tips were how not to get it stuck in the first place): 1.
I yallered up to me leader and confirmed that he hadn’t placed any gear in this particular spot.
After closer examination I spied that it was a marooned cam that had been buried too deep for the average climber to extricate.
It was a poorly placed DMM #8 Alloy Offset nut that was pushed super deep.
” So what happens when your “partner” accidentally overcams or jams a key piece of gear in a crack so deep and hard it becomes [seemingly] impossible to retrieve and threatens to ruin your chances of completing the NIAD?
Enter the nut tool – a long flat piece of kit specifically designed to pull out stuck gear.
Sometimes, mid-climb while enjoying the views at the belay station, you’ll hear an irate scream from your follower below.
Strange grunts and words echoing up in the form of, “What the #[email protected]&%*! am I supposed to to get this piece of gear out?!?!!?
That sweet Metolius Ultralight Master Cam may have endured idealistic climbers yanking and thrashing it for weeks or months. Reply […] here to share a few select stories about a small portion of the gear I’ve scored using the bootying tips and tricks explained my last post.