Anyone seen my blue nut?
I’m pretty shite at marking my gear, I never stay on top of making sure its all marked as mine. When ever I inevitably get my gear mixed up with someone else’s at the crag I just spout out “ meh I know what gear is mine” and promise to mark my gear later…but I don’t .. and won’t..
Despite my laziness, I usually seem to unfairly end up getting my stuck nuts returned to me when some more diligent climber manages to carefully wrangle it out of some horrible placement that I too quickly abandoned it in. This is because Ireland is small and most of its climbers are super sound and don’t want to whip on borrowed nuts with bad juju…
One piece I remember, that I’m upset I lost is my small blue dmm offset, I have no idea where it has gone… I always imagine it’s out there somewhere being used by some bad ass climber who eats chalk for breakfast and sends in their sleep, with my nut traveling around the world, maybe it’s moving from rack to rack and ticking more pitches than I ever could. Where ever it is I hope it’s having a grand old time, but if anyone finds an errant blue offset just assume it’s mine and post it directly to me, just put it in an envelope labeled simply “IRELAND” it’ll find its way back to me eventually, they always do.