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Edlinger 10.2mm Golden Dry Rope Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Climbing Ropes: Dry Ropes

Great rope 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: nb_boarder16, 2011-08-04

Used this rope for sport and trad leading and top roping. It takes a few times out to work out the twists, but after a couple days, it worked great. It's light for how big it is, so it's still ok for climbing at the top of your grade and takes a beating compared to sub10mm lines. No complaints.

Torrent ARC Rope 10.5MM x 70M (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00/5

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

Just my two cents 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: nb_boarder16, 2007-04-12

So this is pretty much one of those reviews where I agree with the previous reviewers but with a little extra info. They are both right in the fact that it is a little over-stiff straight out of the package. It also tends to twist initially so I've found its best to top rope with it for a day before taking it along on a lead. It will smooth out soon and now there are few ropes I prefer more than my well-worn torrent. Even though it runs fine through gear and draws it still runs a little slower through my belay device than most other 10.5 ropes. If you want a superlight leading rope then you might as well keep looking, but if your in the market for an all-arounder that will last you a while then this is the rope for you.

Quicksilver2/HotWire Straitjacket Anodized Quickdraw (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.71/5 Average Rating : 4.71/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Carabiners: Quickdraws

Great Draw for the $ 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: nb_boarder16, 2007-04-12

My second favorite quickdraw. I have been using these for 2 years now and they are still taking my abuse like champs. The wire is perfect for rope and the quicksilvers are just classic. If I had the extra money I would go ahead and buy the posiwire draws for the sole purpose that when you strip your draws for biners in a pinch (and it will happen) the positrons are simply unsnagable on webbing or anything else. These are still top sport draws though.

Wild Wire Carabiner (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Carabiners: Non-Locking Carabiners: Wire Biners

Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: nb_boarder16, 2007-03-07

Light but not too light, perfect shape and huge gate opening for a lightweight with only one major flaw. The nose on this biner is huge and sharp! Which means any type of webbing your trying to unclip gets snagged immediately. I've heard great things about this biner for sport routes and I believe it would be great for clipping rope but as a trad biner it is more trouble than its worth in my opinion (even for $5 a piece!). I'm exchanging these for the trango superfly, we'll see how that experience goes...

Focus (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 3.63/5 Average Rating : 3.63/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Harnesses: Adjustable

Best...for less 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: nb_boarder16, 2007-02-28

Possibly the most comfortable harness I've ever worn, and definitely the best for under $50. I love the gear loops, makes racking gear and unclipping quickdraws on the fly so much easier. Also, the leg/waist straps work great and the design for tightening the waist is the simplest I've ever seen. Bottom line: I recommend this harness for anyone even over more expensive models, just make sure the sizing is right.