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Reviews by gblauer (3)

Safe-Tech Sport (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.67/5 Average Rating : 4.67/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Harnesses: Fixed

A great harness 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: gblauer, 2011-04-23

I have spent plenty of time hanging in this harness and found it to be rather comfortable. Leaverbiner wrote this review in 2004, I suspect that Metolius has iterated several times on the harness since them. Overall, it's a great harness, I am on my second one...I wore through the tie in points on my first one.

X Chalk (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 3.92/5 Average Rating : 3.92/5

In: Gear: Training & Accessories

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: gblauer, 2005-08-25

I love this chalk, not only does is it have a great texture, it smells great and I have been climbing really well since I started "using". The aromatherapy seems to calm me as I climb.

It is sold in 2 oz and 4 oz packages. It sells out so fast at my gym that whenever it comes in I usually buy the lot (leaving one or two behind)!

I tried making my own, but it didn't compare to Zen Lizard's creation.

I highly recommend this great chalk.

Rockstar (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.88/5 Average Rating : 4.88/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Women's Climbing Shoes

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: gblauer, 2005-07-14

The fit on this shoe is terrific. It is designed for women so you really have a snug fit. What I don't like is the lack of sensitivity. The sole (at the toes) is simply too thick. I loved my anasazi lace ups for their sensitivity, alas the fit is unisex and hence too big for my heel.

Now, if Evolv could put a little less rubber on the sole, make them slighly more sensitive I would be dancing for joy.

All said and done, I really like the shoe, I am forcing myself to wear them every time I climb. I am getting used to them and am constantly (pleasantly) surprised at what I can do while wearing them.