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Article: Metolius Ultralight Curve Nut Editorial Review
Sorry, I forgot this in my last post but excellent gear review Vegastradguy

Article: Metolius Ultralight Curve Nut Editorial Review
If the nut is placed horizontaly in a keyhole where the two cables holes are one ontop of the other, is there adverse cable wear or kinking when loaded (the top cable being the only one recieving the fall). I ask this because when I load a BD stopper in this position, the cable tends to rotate through the holes untill the biner loop is at the bottom most position. This would not be possibile with the unlooped cables on these pieces.

Bandycoot, the last set of curve nuts from Metolius had anodized heads and no rubber coating, so the new 30% lighter pieces' weight reduction would not include the removal of the coating.

Article: What Not to Do at a Comp!
so did you feel light, and climb better from it......

Article: Outdoor Retailer Summer Market '07 - Day 1
Do you know if the new Metolius cams will be added to their collection, or will they be a replacement of another design, maybe the power cams? And, do they feel as light as the newest ultralights? Thanks for the write up.

Article: DIY Pinky Rests for Non-Leashless Tools
So what is a "Rope Thimble" anyway?

Article: Start Here Part 1
1 out of 5 stars I am pretty sure the gym didn't have any Traditional climbing. I believe the term you should use is either a top roping area/lead climbing/or rope climbing.

Article: Start Here Part 2: The Essentials of Gear
4 out of 5 stars Wonderful article, I liked it a lot more than your first. A large improvment on what is important and I only wish that this will be read before posting a new thread on beginners gear. My only suggestion would be a further analysis of shoe stretch. Hopefully this is told when trying on a shoe at the store, but just in case. (I would hate to buy Mocs only 1/2 size small, or even at a point were they just start to feel uncomfy.) And a huge THANK YOU for pointing out the importance of a belay class, as apposed to a gear recommendation.

Article: Osprey Talon 33 Editorial Review
Way to help out with some goodies vegas... Good review, would like a little more technical info about the pack, but I got the idea, and can find out what I need on the web page.

Article: Metolius Master Cam Editiorial Review
5 out of 5 stars great review vegas...