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So true, I found a barely worn pair of Royal Robbins convertibles in there for $15. The Summit Hut gear swap is also usually a gold mine. There's nothing like getting practically new climbing gear at 10% of its original price because someone fell their first time out of the gym and got spooked!billyj wrote:At the Buffalo Exchange here in Tucson, I've seen everything from a Patagonia R4 jacket ($30) to a mostly new pair of La Sportiva Glacier's ($35). It's absolutely amazing, the value of equipment that some students around here are willing to part with for pennies on the dollar. I can never decide whether they simply don't know the value of what they have or that the gear itself has just lost all meaning to them save for its exchange value at a thrift store. In any case, a patient hiker in need of gear can make some serious scores at these places.
JT or SL by chance???Bradshaws wrote:I bought this gear 6-7 months ago in a North valley Goodwill. It's a LAGRE amount of climbing gear. There is a full set of wedges, carabiners and loops. I'm not sure what it's all called but there's a lot. On the nylon loops there is a set of initials. If you've lost your climbing gear due to theft and can tell me the initials PM me, I will get it back to you
NopeSpiderLegs wrote:JT or SL by chance???
This is my bread and buttter along with Patagonia ;) Mostly jackets, coats and pants because they sell FAST. I occasionally will find gear but this bunch of climbing gear was unusual.SpiderLegs wrote:Found Mountain Hardware, North Face and other high end performance clothing on a fairly regular basis.
I was just thinking about this on my run this morning. Hope the initials aren't JS.Outdoor Lover wrote:@Bradshaws
Might be from a Next of Kin thing too...You never know...