The following questions are regarding active traditional protection devices:

Please only complete this survey if you are a trad climber.

* 1. Do you own your own trad climbing gear?

* 2. Would you buy and use a non-metal (i.e. plastic) device if it were certified to perform as well as current devices?

* 3. When placing protection what size device do you tend to use the most? Include the brand name in your answer (i.e. Black Diamond Camalot #0.5).

* 4. How many protection devices do you own which cover crack sizes 0.5" - 3.5" (finger to fist, Black Diamond Camalot #.3-3)?

* 5. Would you buy a device which covers finger to fist-sized cracks and weighs the same as current devices which only cover fist-sized cracks?

* 6. If you answered yes to the previous question, how much would you pay for this device? Round to the nearest dollar.

* 7. Rate the following qualities for a protection device:

  Very Unimportant Somewhat Unimportant Neutral Somewhat Important Very Important
Weight
Size
Cost
Range
Placement time/ ease of use
Ease of removal
Flexible stem
Other

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