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Quicksilver Screwgate Locking Carabiner (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.21/5 Average Rating : 4.21/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Carabiners: Locking Carabiners

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: fenix83, 2004-05-20


Great lighweight 'biner with a very smooth action. I own three and use them regularly, would be a perfect 5 if they were just a little bigger. If you are looking for a belay of anchor locker, I would suggest the OP Jakes, for any other purpose, these are really great.


ATC-XP Belay Device (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.46/5 Average Rating : 4.46/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: fenix83, 2004-05-20


Picked this up because I liked the high-friction mode for when I climb with my cousin, who weighs about half as much as I do. The RF mode works smoothly and feeds effortlesly, while the HF mode makes belaying a large partner a lot easier (my cuz will only belay me with that or a gri-gri now). Overall, a KISS simple device that does exactly what it should, and does it marvelously!


Safe Tech Deluxe Harness - Mens Average Rating = 4.33/5 Average Rating : 4.33/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Harnesses: Adjustable

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: fenix83, 2004-05-20


I first bought this harness because it was advertised as having basically every possible safety feature. It is not only as redundant and fool proof as can be, it is also one of the most comfortable harnesses I have ever worn. Nice padding, nice shape, and the 3D-Adjustment buckles really make the difference. It takes a few minutes to get it right, but its completely worth it. Really, a great product at a fair price.


Flash Velcro Climbing Slipper (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.04/5 Average Rating : 4.04/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: fenix83, 2004-05-20


I really like this shoe a lot, and think you would be extremely hard pressed to find more bang for your buck. The rubber is super-sticky, the heel cup sucks you right in and they have just enought stretch to adjust to your feet nicely if you buy them tight.