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Gear

What follows is an almost comprehensive list of my climbing, rappelling, caving, rescue gear. It isn't exhaustive but not much is left off. Besides simply making this corner of my website more complete there is another more serious benefit. If I ever disappear this page may make it possible to positively id my gear at least. I mark hardware with 2 different tapes which I found at Identi-Tape, Inc.

The tapes mentioned above are a recent improvement over my former ½ inch yellow reflective tape and/or yellow/blue electrical tape. I really like the idea of having a "Hi Viz" aspect.
Slings and such might be marked with a "G" in marker. Possibly some tape too.

Category Gear
Rope: 63 ft Sterling 10.5mm climbing rope (blue/black)
200 ft Blue Water II+ 10.5 mm static line (white with gold)
120 ft Blue Water II+ static line (white with some blue)
Descenders (Rappel devices): SMC rappel rack
BD ATC Guide 3.6 oz
BD figure 8
Rescue 8
Petzl Pirana & Petzl Attache carabiner
Ascenders: Petzl B47s (r&l)
Petzl Kroll
Anchor Gear: ~20 assorted REI, and Omega Pacific oval and D carabiners
assorted runners, slings, cordelette, prussik loops, etc
my trad rack, if I need it
Harnesses: Black Diamond Bod
PMI Pit Viper caving (frog) harness
Eagle Rappelling harness
Helmets: Hugh Banner helmet
Petzl Elios helmet
Backpacks: North Face Recon II (1,850 ci / 30 l)
Mountainsmith Boundary (2,500 ci / 40 l)
Other: Black Diamond Gemini headlamp (my primary helmet headlamp)
Black Diamond Micro headlamp (my primary forehead headlamp)
First aid kit
Leatherman Juice CS4
Buck NRG 000 belay knife and bottle opener (1.2 oz, blade: 1-1/2" closed: 3")
(if I have to cut your rope, I'll drink to your memory later)
Gear Photo

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