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Reviews by gretchino (3)


Mondo (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.75/5 Average Rating : 4.75/5

In: Gear: Archive

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: gretchino, 2005-03-08


I love this pad. I had a hell of time getting it (I have the Mondo 2) but it was well worth the wait. I sleep on it in my tent, use it as a couch, and oh yeah, boulder with it!

I cannot praise this pad enough. The red side is uber stiff and shock absorbing for those highball falls, while the black side is perfectly firm for sleeping and shorter falls.

Not to mention walking around with it, you get noticed! WONDERFUL PRODUCT!


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

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Slippers

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: gretchino, 2004-11-19


I love these shoes. I was pretty upset when I heard Sportiva discontinued them and have been looking for an other pair.

They were pretty painful to stretch out, but once they did, they've been great. I have a very narrow foot and have a difficult time finding shoes that fit my heal well. I've never had a shoe fit better!

Technically they've been great. I originally bought them for gym climbing, but find I wear them outside now as well. They edge phenominally and really allow me to feel the rock.

Awesome shoe!


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: gretchino, 2004-11-19


In a word, ditto: 'I've also been really happy with the performance of the ATC xp - but I rarely use it in the high friction mode - its not as smooth as the low friction mode - but I do like the choice. On long lowers or raps it does get really hot. It doesn't care at all what your rope dimension is. Somewhat heavy, but not enough to be annoying - a worthwhile investment, especially if you can find it on sale!'