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Escalante Average Rating = 3.25/5 Average Rating : 3.25/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: aulwes, 2005-01-06


I give this a 3 for one reason - "heel hooks"
The heel cord keeps your shoe on securely, but can also be a real pain. If you are looking for an all day shoe, donít buy these. I wish the toe was a little more pointed. The shoe isn't very sensitive, but the rubber is sticky.

I hope to update this post later with a modification for the shoe that makes it more comfortable, but still holds the heel tight.

The price was great I got them on sale for $69.


Pika Rock Drill (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50/5

In: Gear: Add-On Climbing Gear: Tools: Drills

Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: aulwes, 2004-09-08


I've never used the Rocpec so I can't compair the two.
The Pika can get the job done. One drawback I've noticed is the the keeper cable may loosen up and come off.


Student (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00/5

In: Gear: Archive

Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: aulwes, 2004-05-22


Very basic harness. Very nice for loaning out to your non-climbing friends. One size fits all.


Ascent (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.05/5 Average Rating : 4.05/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: aulwes, 2004-05-22


I love the comfort of these shoes, they are almost like an extreme approach shoe. I can wear them all day while climbing, belaying and scrambling or rocks.
I sized them one size smaller than my street shoe for added comfort.


Tri Cam (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.69/5 Average Rating : 4.69/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Protection: Passive: Hex, tricams, etc

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: aulwes, 2004-05-22


The best pro ever made... ok the Pink is the best, then the red, then the brown.
I climb a lot on limestone and sandstone and I always find a place to place them.

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