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The TRAD Guide to Joshua Tree (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00/5

In: Gear: Media: Guide Books: Joshua Tree

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: marshall84, 2005-10-08


The pictures direct you right to the climb. The downclimbs seemed to be a little sandbagged though. Very helpful, if you're like me and hanging out in the moderate climb range.


Joshua Tree Climbing Salve (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.30/5 Average Rating : 4.30/5

In: Gear: Training & Accessories

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: marshall84, 2004-09-28


It really works. Whenever I climb and come home with gnarled hands and feet, I rub on this salve and by the next day, no more raw hands. As others have mentioned it does leave your hands a little slimy. The only down side that I've found is that it does stain. The stains wash out in the laundry, but it doesn't help your carpet. On the plus side...if you use it on you feet it will make your shoes smell better.


Aliens popular Average Rating = 4.73/5 Average Rating : 4.73/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Protection: Active

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: marshall84, 2004-09-21


Would have been a five, but the only problem with aliens seems to be getting a hold of them. I just received a full set in September that I had ordered in February. They have such an incredible feel and just seem to slot easier than other small cams out there.


32oz Wide Mouth Bottle (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.34/5 Average Rating : 4.34/5

In: Gear: Training & Accessories: Water Bottles and Bags

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: marshall84, 2004-09-02


Get the Lexan bottles. I've used Nalgene bottles for years, and the only problem was that any other liquid than water left a residual flavor. The Lexan bottles do away with that problem. I've carried Kool-Aid, tea, cocoa and lemonade with absolutely no leftover taste. They attached easily to my water filter and the dark color helped heat up the water when left on a rock in the sun. The only problem that I've found is that if you drop one, they get nasty scratches. On the plus side, they don't break or crack. Another cool thing is that they come in several different colors, other than the original smokey color. If you like lemon-cocoa flavored water keep your old bottles, I'll stick to the Lexan.


Duo (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.25/5 Average Rating : 4.25/5

In: Gear: Archive

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: marshall84, 2004-02-06


The only thing that keeps this from being a five is the weight.(4 AA batteries) I like having the option of switching from halogen to led and back.

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