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Boulder X Approach Shoes - Mens Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Approach Shoes

Hikes and climbs very well. 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: gunked, 2011-09-01

I'll lead up to 5.6 in these. They climb quite well. They fit like a glove. Only 2 issues I have found: 1 - Due to the grey foam cushioning coming so far up the foot(for hiking comfort) they tend to roll on small edges when using inside big toe or outside pinky toe a bit. 2 - I'm the only person I know that has had this problem buuuut... after a day of guiding in the rain, both soles delaminated up to where it meets the gray foam. A bit of shoe goo fixed it right up! I'm a guide and I generally love these shoes. Many guides in my area use them as well. The rubber lasts a long time after the 5.10 Tennie has worn out.

Mythos (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.61/5 Average Rating : 4.61/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Lace Up

Like this shoe REALLY needs another amazing review. 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: gunked, 2011-09-01

Been climbing for almost 20 years. Been climbing on these for about 7 of them. I've used a bunch of Scarpas in the past. I like comfort and used to always go with high tops. I own 2 pairs of mythos and keep them revolving between resoles and climbing. Both pairs are currently on their 4th resole. I generally climb multi-pitch trad (Gunks 10's), but will climb sport(Rumney 11's) on occasion. These are, hands down, the best performing and most comfortable shoe I've ever owned!

Shunt Ascender (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.12/5 Average Rating : 4.12/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: gunked, 2004-03-19

For rappels while ice-climbing, this thing rocks. It's a worry-free, hands-free device on thinner wet and frozen ropes as a back up to a belay device. I love it. I am curious, however, as to whether I will use this all of the time while cragging. It's not the lightest piece of gear.

Sheild (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.43/5 Average Rating : 4.43/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Harnesses: Adjustable

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: gunked, 2004-03-19

I love this harness. I took a 10 foot static (full length daisy-chain fall) fall on this harness and I barely felt a thing. It's VERY comfortable for LONG belays. Plenty of well placed gear loops. I have even taken this free-climbing a few times and for a big-wall harness, it free-climbs very well with very little restriction of movement. A touch uncomfortable to sleep in but not too bad overall.

Ropeman MKII (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.67/5 Average Rating : 4.67/5

In: Gear: Add-On Climbing Gear: Ascenders

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: gunked, 2004-03-19

I gave it a "5". Enough said!

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