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Anasazi Velcro (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.57/5 Average Rating : 4.57/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Great overall shoe 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: hershelgibbs, 2008-11-04


This is my second shoe. I bought the Mad rock flash's loved them but they died on me after a year. I am now wearing the anasazi velcros which are great shoe overall and are comfortable also. The rubber is still great the only problem is the heel which is a little bit large. A more fitting heel is the only thing stopping this shoe form being a 5


ATC-XP Belay Device (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.46/5 Average Rating : 4.46/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

Great Belay Device 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: hershelgibbs, 2008-11-04


I bought this as my first belay device. I have used the ATC and it is fine for top roping but I like the XP for lead climbing a little more for the extra friction. I didn't even think that you could turn at around and use the low friction side. I will be trying that next time I got climbing, because lowering someone on top rope takes a little longer on the friction side. Overall great belay device, I don't even use a grigri anymore its just easier using the XP.


Eddy Belay Device (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 3.25/5 Average Rating : 3.25/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

Great Belay Device 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: hershelgibbs, 2007-08-01


The Edelrid Eddy while pricey is a great locking belay device. It takes a couple of climbs to get used to, but is super easy to use and the features a great. After using this device the GriGri feels cheap. I would give it a 5 but the price brings it down to a 4.


Flash Velcro Climbing Slipper (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.04/5 Average Rating : 4.04/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Great Begginner Climbing Shoe 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: hershelgibbs, 2007-06-23


I bought this shoe when I first started climbing and was not sure if I would continue so I wanted a relatively cheap shoe. I have had this shoe for over a year now and have no complaints. It is a great shoe and the price is right. It is very easy to put on and the Velcro is great.
I would recommend this shoe for everyone.


Corax Climbing/Mountaineering Harness (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.45/5 Average Rating : 4.45/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Harnesses: Adjustable

Petzyl Corax 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: hershelgibbs, 2007-06-23


This was the first harness I have bought. I got the corax because it got really high reviews across the board. I have not had any problems except that in the beginning it got tangled and took me a couple minutes to untangle which was frustrating. Other than that and the high price I cannot complain.