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Old 11-14-2009   #1
 
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crash pads on the river

I am doing a winter Grand Canyon trip, and I love bouldering. I want to bring a crash pad, but don't want to ruin it. Anyone have experience with crash pads on the river? Methods to protect it? How detrimental is getting wet to a crash pad?

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strap it down water wont fuck it up its just foam
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Don't use chalk in there! It's wilderness.
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I am doing a winter Grand Canyon trip, and I love bouldering. I want to bring a crash pad, but don't want to ruin it. Anyone have experience with crash pads on the river? Methods to protect it? How detrimental is getting wet to a crash pad?

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Is it big enough to also be your bed?
If yu are going to carry it for three weeks, it sould do double duty.
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Is it big enough to also be your bed?
If yu are going to carry it for three weeks, it sould do double duty.

He is going rafting, if you don't have enough space then something is wrong with your packing style.

If your a climber I would bring some ropes and stuff, there is some sick canyonering to be done in there.
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water might f it up if it is open cell foam, if it soaks up water and is wet for a while it wil mold inside. I am pretty sure most crash pads have a sandwich of colsed and open cell foam inside.
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Just use a Poco Pad or two, stack em up....
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I’ve been caught out in the rain while camping in Bishop at the Buttermilks. Pad was soaked pretty good; I pulled all of the padding out and let it dry but it took a couple of days. I’d try to keep it dry as possible. Landing on a wet pad sucks also, not so soft, it’s kind of like starch water. You could get one of those construction trash bags to keep it dry. I’ve yet to do the Grand Canyon but from what I understand in the winter you never get direct sunlight, so no drying it out in the sun.
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