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Tibloc Ultralight Ascender (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 3.62/5 Average Rating : 3.62/5

In: Gear: Add-On Climbing Gear: Ascenders

Tiblocs 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: abobo123, 2010-01-27


When i'm tradding, I keep two of these in the zipper pouch on the side of my chalk bag with some rap rings and a blade. Makes a nice little "get out of trouble" kit. Use them with caution though, if you let it slide on your rope rather than pressing it in with your thumb, as the directions show, it'll shred it. And the hard steel is pretty rough on some biners. Had to use them once so far to get my second out of some trouble. Direct belay with a reverso + 1 tibloc = Z pulley reduction. If you're creative, you can ascend with just one and a reverso/ATC-G too. Good to have, but really hope to never use.


Element Wire Gate Carabiner Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Carabiners: Non-Locking Carabiners: Wire Biners

good enough. 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: abobo123, 2010-01-27


These are cheap at all my local stores, $6-7, they're reasonably light (37g) and they get the job done. I have almost 20 of them. Good for putting on extendable draws or they come matched with a solid gate on a sport draw for about $15. They clip alright. Not hooded. A good general wiregate, nothing fancy.


Xenon Lite Wiregate Carabiner Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Carabiners: Non-Locking Carabiners: Wire Biners

Clips great 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: abobo123, 2010-01-27


Nicest clipping biner on my rack (nuetrinos, elements, hotwires) Clips so easy, it almost makes me doubt it's security, but i've never had it unclip, so.... It's light, it's hooded, clips good, pretty cheap ($7-8 retail?)