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Reviews by embittered (5)


Cinch Belay Device popular Average Rating = 4.22/5 Average Rating : 4.22/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

No complaints at all 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: embittered, 2009-07-08


The cinch makes it easy to feed rope to a lead climber while at the same time giving that extra security that it will lock off in case of a sudden fall. I figured out the lowering pretty quickly, but my wife does still struggle with it. Most of the time she lowers me agonizingly slowly - I prefer that to dropping though.


Pirana Descender Average Rating = 4.75/5 Average Rating : 4.75/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

Great for long raps 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: embittered, 2009-06-22


When the rappel is too long to double up and you have to do a single line rappel, the pirana is amazing for adding as much friction as you want to better control your descent.


Iris Speed Adjust Harness - Womens Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Harnesses: Women's Harnesses

Comfortable, but not perfect. 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: embittered, 2009-06-22


I got this harness for my wife. She likes it well enough. The padding is adequate and it's pretty durable, but the design causes the straps in front to ride up and cause constant wedgies. My wife always wears spandex shorts now when we climb to avoid the discomfort.


EVO Average Rating = 3.71/5 Average Rating : 3.71/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Perfect 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: embittered, 2009-06-22


I love these shoes. I have a slightly wider foot and they seem to be made for me. The heel almost feels like it suctions to your foot. I like that the synthetic leather doesn't stretch, the fit you feel in the store is what you will always have.
Great toe power and awesome edging. I highly recommend you try these on.


Adjama Mountaineering Harness (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.29/5 Average Rating : 4.29/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Harnesses: Adjustable

durable and comfortable 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: embittered, 2009-06-22


Most comfortable harness Ive ever worn. Doesn't pinch or chafe. No signs of wear after a full year of use in gyms, on sport routes, and canyoneering in Zions