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Comments by cracklover (4)

Article: Outdoor Retailer Summer Market '07 - Day 1
No bigger pictures of the new Metolius cam? Pretty hard to see much from that one. I think it looks like internal springs in the cam lobes, a la Aliens? Also looks like that end piece that attaches the head to the stem is a single (pretty long!) chunk of thin aluminum? Would make this cam kind of useless in shallow horizontals, if it is as it appears...

Article: Outdoor Retailer Summer Market '07 - Day 3
Definitely will buy a .25 tricam for free climbing. Will think about a .125 for aiding. Very very sweet.

Article: The Zephyr: 10.3mm of Wholesome Petzl Rope
J_ung, I'd suggest you add some of this to your review. Many people will not read all the comments, and the beauty of publishing on the web is that you *can* edit as more information comes in.

Article: The History and Future of Climbing Style and Ethics
5 out of 5 stars Great article! One idea that you only just barely touched on, but is a pretty major consideration in the realm of ethics is the concept of "respecting local ethics". Along with its related idea of "respecting the style of the FA team" - these ethical considerations have had a tremendous impact on climbing, and continue to do so. The reasons for these "rules" is often actually quite practical, and new climbers rarely understand how useful they wind up being to the climbing community as a whole. We could discuss more here, or a whole other article could be written about them!