I have been practicing trad climbing and I've run into some difficulty managing and handling the gear. Specifically, I'm awkwardly taking cams off my gear loops, fiddling with them, and finally placing them in the crack. To summarize my basic technique:
- Grab the carabiner of the cam with my hand and unclip from my harness.
- Bite the stem of the cam.
- Slide my hand to the cam trigger.
- Place cam and clip rope.
What technique am I missing here? Would a gear sling help? I referenced cams but I'm also having similar issues with nuts, so any and all advice is appreciated.