Resling Those Old Cams

After Tracy and I got married, we realized our combined our racks gave us close to 80 cams. This comes in handy, especially when we go to the Creek, as for most climbs we don’t need to borrow other people’s gear. About half of these cams are pretty old, though, some I bought back in high school, so we figured it was time to get the webbing replaced. I think they say that five years is the longest you should go before getting rid of the original nylon slings. Five, fifteen, who’s counting?

After talking to a few people, I settled on sending the cams in to Yates. I’d heard good things about their service, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. They got the cams (34 of them!) back to me extremely quickly, it seems like they must have put the slings on the day they got them, and sent them back the same or very next day. The quality is top notch; I spent a half hour just fondling all the new slings, psyched to have the whole “family” back together.

So if you are looking to get your cams reslung (and you should if they are getting old!), then definitely check out Yates, I know they’ve got me as a loyal customer now for sure.

3 Responses to Resling Those Old Cams

  1. Holy rack-size envy batman!

    Climbing Narcissist June 19, 2008 at 5:46 pm
  2. Ah, the family is back together again!

    Speaking of cams, I just bootied a #4 Camalot on the Nose yesterday. I thought it was Steve’s but turns out it was a freshly stuck, nice cam. Score!

    Mike June 19, 2008 at 11:38 pm
  3. Mike, You gotta give us a final “booty count” by the end of your trip. Your gonna have a full rack if you keep up at this pace…

    Georger June 20, 2008 at 4:34 pm
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