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Ropemaster Rope Bag (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.62/5 Average Rating : 4.62/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Climbing Ropes: Rope Bags and Tarps

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: kimmyt, 2004-07-20

Yep, pretty much what everyone else said. Bought this for my first rope on the recommendation of a friend. It's lived up to the hype, makes packing up my rope a snap and protects it well.

Half Dome 2 Plus (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.89/5 Average Rating : 4.89/5

In: Gear: Archive

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: kimmyt, 2004-05-04

If you're like me, and easily confused by anything requiring assembly, this tent is for you. Color-coded, only 2 poles, and it goes up in a snap. It's a decent size, though I haven't yet tried it with 2 people in. Love the dual vestibules for keeping stinky shoes and such in quarantine.

Diva (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00/5

In: Gear: Hiking and Camping: Backpacks: Daypacks

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: kimmyt, 2004-04-02

This is a great pack for women who can never find a unisex pack that feels 'just right' on their frame. It is suitably lightweight, adjustable enough to fit anyone, and the shoulder straps and waist belt are not too bulky. Perfect for fitting over a climbing harness without any discomfort. The hydration system compatibility is definitely a bonus, and the overall design is very pleasing.

When I'm wearing this pack fully loaded I barely feel like it's there, and have no problem scrambling up difficult terrain. Girls, try this pack!

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

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Harnesses: Adjustable

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: kimmyt, 2004-04-02

My first harness...I initially bought it for the adjustable leg loops and the padding around the waist and legs. It should be noted that I bought a size 1 and my waist straps are cinched all the way in, however my leg loops are at their biggest. I'm a normally built woman, so other women may notice problems with getting the waist and the legs to fit comfortably. It is really comfortable to climb in, though, and other than a slight difficulty with untangling the leg loops (sometimes things get twisted and it takes forever to straighten it out until you get used to it) to put it on, I would recommend it. Also gotta give props for the automatic doubling back and the 2-handed adjustable waist belt. Makes putting it on a cinch (once you get it untangled, that is....). Regarding the loop in the back for chalk...I use the two small holes in the gear loops at your back to attach a chalkbag to. To clip it on I use two small non-weightbearing carabiners that I got from some company as a promotion.

Half Dome Helmet (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 3.35/5 Average Rating : 3.35/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Helmets

Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: kimmyt, 2004-04-02

OK helmet... it fits very comfortably and is easy to adjust with the velcro at the back of the head, though if you have longer hair, sometimes your hair may get caught in the velcro. Good ventilation and pretty lightweight. My only major problem with it would be that I can never seem to adjust the chin strap. If I notice it loosening, it's impossible for me to one-handed adjust it. It takes some pretty intense concentration for me to work the adjustable strap!

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