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Reviews by drector (4)

Grigri Belay Device (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.24/5 Average Rating : 4.24/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

Very Useful 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: drector, 2007-02-13

When it's appropriate to use an auto-locking device, the Gri Gri is fine for me. I've mostly used it for solo top-roping. Rapping or lowering is always hard to keep smooth for me.

Airlock 2 Screwgate (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.05/5 Average Rating : 4.05/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Carabiners: Locking Carabiners

Airlock 2 Screwgate 2 out of 5 stars

Review by: drector, 2006-12-01

Didn't like this at all. Lowering and rappelling was not smooth compared to other HMS 'biners I use.

Half Dome Helmet (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 3.35/5 Average Rating : 3.35/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Helmets

Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: drector, 2005-07-08

The strap always causes the helmet to sit crooked on my head. It is comfortable other than that.

MaxCams™ (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.07/5 Average Rating : 4.07/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Protection: Active

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: drector, 2005-07-07

I just got a hold of the #2 Maxcam to try. The manufacturing is well done and the device seems solid. The offset stem was not an issue in the 10 different placements I made with it yesterday and today.

I would have given it 5 carabiners but the trigger wires seem to be too far towards the outside of the trigger. My fingers feel spread out a tiny bit too far. They also seem to be hanging over the edge of the trigger a tiny bit. This is just minor complaint and I will defintely recommend these cams.

Also, this is the first cam I've had that has a doubled sling. It seems a bit short and when fully extended, it is not much longer than the regular slings on my old BD Camalots (pre C4). It seems useful for racking but would still need a QD or longer sling added when climbing.