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Retrieving Stuck Nuts

By Tim Neill

Have you seen the price of nuts these days? Leaving a jammed wire not only leaves a hole in your pocket but robs the next leader of a truly true onsight!

Step One

Retrieving Stuck Nuts

If it's a toss up between following a pitch "pitch clean" or getting the stuck gear out remember you can always lower or ab back down after, it's no big deal.

Step Two

Retrieving Stuck Nuts

Carefully use the nut key on the metal of the nut rather than damaging or fraying the wire.

Step Three

Retrieving Stuck Nuts

Create a "zinger". Chain link a load of krabs (maybe 10) into the wire and give the other end a sharp tug. This creates a massive impact force on the nut - if this doesn't move it nothing will!

Step Four

Retrieving Stuck Nuts

If the nut has locked into an expanding flake/crack place a cam in beside it and put body weight on it (safely) this often opens out the Crack sufficiently to loosen the nut!


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