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Epic Stick Clip Kit (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 2.82/5 Average Rating : 2.82/5

In: Gear: Add-On Climbing Gear: Tools: Stick Clips

Review 1 out of 5 stars

Review by: fracture, 2004-07-27


Horrible product. The pole sucks; get something longer and less flexible at home depot. The head sucks too---it doesn't fit as many 'biners as a metal clamp, can't be used with the gate shut like a clamp, and can't really be used to put the rope in. Go buy a 2 dollar metal clamp, or if you have the cash, take a look at the Trango Squid.


Squid Stick Clip (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 3.30/5 Average Rating : 3.30/5

In: Gear: Add-On Climbing Gear: Tools: Stick Clips

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: fracture, 2004-07-27


Works great for removing draws, which is quite useful for some routes around here which you have to otherwise downfall/downclimb to clean. However, it's not quite as good as a metal clamp from home depot when it comes to putting draws on or putting the rope into a draw. The breakable-plastic construction and the price are big disadvantages. Definitely beats the crap out of the epic stick clip, though.


Cobra Shoe (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.46/5 Average Rating : 4.46/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Slippers

Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: fracture, 2004-07-27


A good shoe, but they stretch like crazy. You'll invariably end up buying them so small that they hurt like hell, but a month or so later they'll be so loose that you have no hope of effectively heel-hooking with them.


Anasazi Velcro (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.56/5 Average Rating : 4.56/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: fracture, 2004-07-27


I've gone through a few pairs of these now. The obvious drawback is the price (which is why it only gets a 4), but it's an excellent shoe for basically everything except cracks or long (multipitch) routes. I'm constantly amazed at how well they edge.Each pair of mine has lasted around 5 months worth of 3-4 days a week climbing (mostly on limestone) before getting a hole in the rand. I used one pair pretty regularly on the (very sharp) grante at Enchanted Rock, and trying to do toe jams with these will rip them up more quickly (and for that matter it'll hurt your feet). Get a different shoe for cracks.I wear my street-shoe size---no down-sizing---they're comfortable as long as you don't try to wear them all day.