Originally Posted By: rg@ofmc
Originally Posted By: Rickster

Maybe I'll just find someone who doesn't mind my continued use of a hip belay.

Try to catch a big fall on a single 8mm strand with a hip belay and you're gonna have one toasted tushy, unless you quick set aside your alpenstock and adjust the suspenders on those inch-thick boiled-wool knickers.

No whimpy 8 mm for me, I still use my trusty Chouinard 11mm circa '73, with all the fuzz, it feels all so comfy in the palm and it still has a nice stiff hand, well maybe just a bit too stiff now a days. And, what's wrong with suspenders and boiled knickers? whistle