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Pyramid Belay Device (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.17/5 Average Rating : 4.17/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: hortisb, 2005-06-19


This is the only belay device that I have used. It's a simple, tried and true device. Years ago this was sold as a "Lowe Tube". Has anyone heard of it called by this name? It's the same design, but it wasn't sold by Trango. Great for beginner and expert climbers...


VooDoo (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.83/5 Average Rating : 4.83/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Lace Up

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: hortisb, 2005-06-12


These are great shoes!!! I bought a pair about a month ago, mostly because they felt good on my feet and everyone gave them high reviews on rc.com. They are really stiff so you can catch even the smallest edges, though they aren't the greatest for smearing. They took some time to break in, I bought a really tight pair and am glad I did. At first they were really uncomfortable, after a few days they really comformed to my feet. A must have for any serious climber!!!


Promo Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Climbing Ropes: Dynamic Single Ropes

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: hortisb, 2005-06-07


A great rope, see my description above.


Diablos Average Rating = 2.92/5 Average Rating : 2.92/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Lace Up

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: hortisb, 2005-06-06


Good all around shoe. If youíre looking for high performance, specialized shoes; this isnít the shoe for you. But if youíre just getting started or looking for a comfortable, casual shoe these are great. Iíve had a lot of problems catching small holds with them; my feet seem to be constantly slipping off of holds.


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

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Lace Up

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: hortisb, 2005-06-06


This is my favorite shoe I've ever owned. It's a all around great shoe. It's flexible enough to smear on any face, yet stiff enough to catch small holds. It's also comfortable to wear for long periods of time. Besides we all know that we love to walk around in purple shoes... I can't say enough for this shoe. A must have for any climber!!!