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Comments by psprings (15)


Article: The Skinny on Ultralight Biners
Thanks for the analysis, especially on the functional side of the biners. Just out of curiousity, did you find that one of the biners seemed best for racking cams? Thanks again for the input [since I don't like buying and trying every piece of gear myself!]!!!
PS

Article: The Skinny on Ultralight Biners
Thanks for the analysis, especially on the functional side of the biners. Just out of curiousity, did you find that one of the biners seemed best for racking cams? Thanks again for the input [since I don't like buying and trying every piece of gear myself!]!!!
PS

Article: National Park Service Seeking Input for Arches Climbing Plan
Submitted my comments via that link. Everyone do your part!
PS

Article: Riff Daypack Editorial Review
Hmmm, good review and lots of your thoughts: the reality of how it held up to what you were afraid it wouldn't.

My biggest concern is the fact that it's not a top-loader. I'm always paranoid about zippers blowing out when you least expect it- which is always what they seem to do.

Nice to hear that the material holds up to chimneys! I'm always paranoid about that too!

Thanks for your great review!

Peter

Article: Balancing Act
5 out of 5 stars Great article. Thanks for taking the time to point out some of the most important aspects of the decision-making in climbing.

Peter

Article: Metolius Offset TCU Editorial Review
Kate-
Adding this late so I may have to PM you, but which sizes did you find you used the most? You said you took 4/5 so I'm guessing you dropped the largest one...
Peter

Article: Metolius Offset TCU Editorial Review
Thanks Kate. Looks like I may just have to pick up a small and a larger size :D I have some thin tendencies in me, lol.

Article: Metolius Offset TCU Editorial Review
I would just like to add that I bought a 1/2 size (blue/yellow) this weekend. While I was at the store, I noticed that of the several sets that they had displayed, the offsets were going BOTH directions. Unless it was a fluke, I'd bet that metolius is standardly making both directions of the offset lobes from my observations of the several sets that I saw at the store.

Article: Metolius Offset TCU Editorial Review
One more comment: when comparing my UL tcus and my 2 new offsets, I discovered that the stems are longer on the offsets... more like the old style stem length on the TCUs... it's only like 1/3" more than the new ULs, but if that length matters to you, you'll like that feature.

Article: Metolius Ultralight Curve Nut Editorial Review
Yo! Thanks for the nice review! A couple of questions:
1. Without the swage, does the cable seem more sloppy/flexy when you're making a placement?
2. Do you know what the total overall weight is of a single set of these nuts?

I'm looking forward to getting a set of these suckers!

Article: Metolius Ultralight Curve Nut Editorial Review
Sweet- thanks for the repy. I understand you've got climber, er, work to do. Thanks for taking the time.

Also, as to new weight comparison:
UL nuts 1-10 = 11.2 oz (my addition from the Met webpage) I own and use the older version... same size.
WC nuts 1-10 = 12.6 oz (again, my addition), and yes, they are very comparable sizing-wise to the met. (I have owned these).
BD nuts 4-13 = 13.9 oz (my add.)... couldn't tell you about comparison size-wise in reality, but 4-13 looks about the same as the 1-10 of WC or Met...

Article: Sterling Nano Editorial Review
Thanks for the review, Jung. Couple of questions:
1. How long have you had it/how many pitches have you done with it?
2. How did you feel the tangle-ability was during belaying with the smaller diameter?
3. I'm assuming no grigri use...
Thanks, Peter

Article: Sterling Nano Editorial Review
Thanks for the feedback on the grigri use, Jung et al. Much appreciated. I love my sterling 10.2 70m and was thinking about a lighter weight rope for alpine. Sounds like this might be the ticket.
Peter

Article: Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010 Wrap-up
Any pics of the new Omega Pacific Lava biner? I'm curious to see what it looks like and can't find pics anywhere.

Article: Climbers Successfully Buy Index Lower Town Wall
5 out of 5 stars This is freaking awesome! Though Washington is no longer my home state, I wanted to congratulate you guys! Stong work bonding together and preserving this for the greater good of the Northwest!