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#65854 - 07/10/12 05:43 PM Re: Son of easy o rap [Re: KathyS]
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Registered: 12/25/99
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Loc: Poughkeepsie, NY
Originally Posted By: KathyS

The person who put in the nice new hardware put a neat and tidy equalized cord and rings on it. Some low-life swiped that cord and rings, so a 3rd party put new slings on it as best they could. Probably just what they had in hand at the time.

The fact that I know the history of this anchor says I spend too much time reading Gunks.com. :^/


Kathy, where was this "low-life" activity reported on gunks.com?

The blue sling is a Metolius Equalizer, a model I don't think they are making any more. It probably cost around $30; not exactly a throw-away piece of gear. No matter who installed it, it is surprising that they got the arm lengths so wrong. I guess the knot must already be pretty welded, otherwise I'd have thought the next party out would have retied it.

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#65855 - 07/10/12 06:50 PM Re: Son of easy o rap [Re: rg@ofmc]
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From the picture, it looks like the central arm may be snagged and just hanging off the screw lock for the link. It might not be too far off if then moved to hanging from the bottom of the link, if that is the case.

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#65857 - 07/11/12 12:58 PM Re: Son of easy o rap [Re: chip]
KathyS Offline
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RG, I thought it was here, but I couldn't find it when I scrolled back. *Sigh* Memory doesn't serve me as well as it used to. It was a Facebook post. Sorry 'bout that!

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#65858 - 07/11/12 01:48 PM Re: Son of easy o rap [Re: chip]
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Originally Posted By: chip
From the picture, it looks like the central arm may be snagged and just hanging off the screw lock for the link. It might not be too far off if then moved to hanging from the bottom of the link, if that is the case.


Yes. Also, the masterpoint quicklink was resting on the ledge and providing some slack in the arms. I did not actually use the anchor. I just snapped a pic as I went by so I can't say for sure how well equalized it was.

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#65863 - 07/12/12 05:20 PM Re: Son of easy o rap [Re: wivanov]
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I didnt see the third arm of the equalizer at first look on my iphone. thought it was blue through two pins and red through one. do see the off kilter quicklink so i grant it may be better than it first appeared.

RG - how long has the equalizer been out of production?

Still trying to imagine the scenario when i get to three pins 30+ meters up and 10m of easy scramble to the top and decide that I need to build and leave an anchor...? mama bear at the top?

that is a couple less pieces of gear i need to carry next time i climb though since I do like to bring up a second from that ledge.

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#65864 - 07/12/12 05:22 PM Re: Son of easy o rap [Re: KathyS]
wombat Offline
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Originally Posted By: KathyS
RG, I thought it was here, but I couldn't find it when I scrolled back. *Sigh* Memory doesn't serve me as well as it used to. It was a Facebook post. Sorry 'bout that!


the great SOEO anchor has an FB page? can i dislike it? smile

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#65865 - 07/12/12 08:55 PM Re: Son of easy o rap [Re: wombat]
jakedatc Offline
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wombat they still make it.. with a handy storage pocket!!

http://www.rei.com/product/837637/metolius-equalizer-with-built-in-storage-pocket

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#65866 - 07/12/12 10:20 PM Re: Son of easy o rap [Re: jakedatc]
wombat Offline
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Keep the Equalizer neatly stowed in the built-in storage pocket when it's not in use; storage pocket has instructions printed on the outside to help you set up a solid anchor

yikes

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#65869 - 07/13/12 02:14 AM Re: Son of easy o rap [Re: wombat]
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Registered: 12/25/99
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The storage-pocket model is, I think, different than the earlier Equalizer, which had specially-reinforced clip-in loops which could themselves be clipped after installation.

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#65874 - 07/13/12 01:35 PM Re: Son of easy o rap [Re: rg@ofmc]
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but did it have instructions to help you build a solid anchor? RG - i know that you might need a refresher

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