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Climbing DVD - King Lines Average Rating = 4.43/5 Average Rating : 4.43/5

In: Gear: Media: Videos and DVDs: Climbing

not enough variety 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: granite_grrl, 2007-10-29

Too much Sharma doing what sharma does, okay for maybe 10 min but it gets boring fast. So lots of sport, some bouldering. Lots of scream and grunting while he's climbing, throwing for the same crux move over and over again. If I wanted that I could hang out with "the strong man" at the local climbing gym. Still, excellent cinematography, just wish there was more to it.

Las Vegas Limestone - Islands in the Sky (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50/5

In: Gear: Archive

Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: granite_grrl, 2006-07-19

Used this book twice. Once trying to get to some of the crags NE of vegas, but too many things had changed to find them. The next time we went to the cliffs on Lone Mountain. The grades seems totally out of wack for the all the climbs we did.

Neutrino Carabiner (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.21/5 Average Rating : 4.21/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Carabiners: Non-Locking Carabiners: Wire Biners

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: granite_grrl, 2006-01-21

My favorite use for these is racking my cams. While some might complain that these still seems very small I think that's one of the reasons I like them so much....less bulk. Another feature I enjoy about these biners is the wider bottom that sits well on slightly wider slings (a feature not found on many other light biners).

WhisperLite Stove (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.10/5 Average Rating : 4.10/5

In: Gear: Hiking and Camping: Stoves: Backpacking Stoves

Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: granite_grrl, 2005-11-14

I have had the occasional problem with it, but never something that I haven't been able to fix my self. As many others have mentioned is cannot simmer worth a crap, but it can boil very quickly. I got this for a road trip, where I was car camping. For my uses I should have gotten a coleman dual burner stove, or at least a Dragonfly stove, I'm sure the weight and size of this will be useful for those who are backpacking though.

Reverso 3 Belay/Rappel Device (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.38/5 Average Rating : 4.38/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

Review 2 out of 5 stars

Review by: granite_grrl, 2005-11-14

Its a device that does it all!!!......Just none of it particularly well. Great to bring up a hang dogging second...unless they need to be lowered or slack paid out to them. Trying to feed out slack quickly to a leader is choppy. Having to catch a lead fall with thinner/slippier ropes doesn't feel as secure to me. The only thing that I find this device excels at is bringing up two seconds....this is the main reason I bought it, and I haven't even used it for this yet. If you have to go light its a nice little device, but I've been finding that I've been leaving it on the ground more and more and bringing up other devices instead.

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