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Article: Arc'teryx WST Harness Editorial Review
Moosejaw and mgear.com both have the new line of harnesses in. If anyone finds a place in the Boston area I can try one on, let me know.

Article: Learning How to Learn
Grabbing the rope won't prevent you from inverting whatsoever in a decent sized lead fall. The rope is slack during the whole fall bu the very end, so you can't reorient yourself using the rope during the fall. When it becomes taught, it will almost certainly have enough force to basically rip right out of your grip. Besides, if you're wearing your harness properly, inverting isn't the end of the world unless you're over a ledge.

In general, don't grab the rope. Keep your hands free to protect yourself if the fall isn't clean.

Article: Outdoor Retailer Summer '09, Day 1
Thanks for all the work, Vegas! I always look forward to reading the show summary. Pretty much every day you write something, I find something else that I just bought is being updated or replaced with something shiner.

Out of curiosity, what's with the DMM shrink-wrapped dogbones? Sounds interesting. I've been avoiding the 8mm dyneema slings for a while since they don't seem to be very durable. Don't know how I feel about the shrink wrap, especially since I can't see or touch them. Whadya think?

Article: Trango Chockstone Editorial Review
I fail to see how the orange and gray color scheme would be beneficial. If a piece is slightly off in size, the right piece will be the opposite color. However, there are TWO similarly sized pieces of the opposite color.

I also follow the "pick the one that looks about the right size" camp, so I doubt this color scheme would hurt. I just don't understand how it would help at all.

Article: RAP4 Helmet Camcorder
1 out of 5 stars This is not news, it's advertising. Can we please take this down?

Article: Fusion Photo Contest
For what it's worth, there is a thread concerning this company ([url]http://www.rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?do=post_view_flat;post=2304082;page=1;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;mh=25;#2304082[/url])

Summary of thread: Fusion Climb is a company which has shown to have poor, possibly dangerous design issues, misleading advertising, and outright fraud in the past.

I personally wouldn't touch their products with a 10 foot stick, and would be highly embarrassed to have any photo of mine associated with the company in any way.

Article: Supertopo 2010 Climbing Helmet Choice Awards
1 out of 5 stars The links don't work.

Article: Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010 Wrap-up
5 out of 5 stars As always, this is one of the best things about this site. Thanks! Also, nice job describing the grigri2.

Article: Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010 Wrap-up
5 out of 5 stars They are for sale in the Yosemite mountain shop, if that helps.

Article: The World's Highest Climbing Wall
1 out of 5 stars God I hate these kinds of gimmicks.