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Reviews by radioface (3)

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

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Lace Up

Not very durable 2 out of 5 stars

Review by: radioface, 2009-08-24

The first day I climbed in these, the metal eyelet for the terminal lace broke off. The second week I climbed in these (Indian Creek), the stitching on the outside edge that secures the laces came undone and I was jamming on shoelace instead of leather. Four months later, I have holes in the leather on the outside edge of the feet, making jamming quite painful. If you're a sport climber or whatever, these shoes might work. I don't know. If you climb cracks, you're fuct. Before they blow out, they work pretty well, given the flat-toed design. After they blow out, you realize that you have wasted a good bit of money.

Katana Velcro Climbing Shoe (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.12/5 Average Rating : 4.12/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Good for face, won't last in cracks 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: radioface, 2008-12-08

It has been well established that these work quite well for edging, but the buckles for the velcro will not last if you climb a lot of hand and fist cracks. This may seem obvious, but I've heard people recommending these for crack climbing. Even in thin cracks, you'd be better served with La Sportiva Mythos, Five-Ten Moccasyms, or Evolv Raves. If you're mostly into bouldering or face climbing, these shoes may be what you're looking for.

Pacific ISO Cold Forged Doval Carabiner (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.23/5 Average Rating : 4.23/5

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

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: radioface, 2006-02-01

As others have said, they're light, strong, rope friendly, and cheap. I just marked all of mine with tape on the top of the spine (nose end), so finding the nose is no problem. I use these for racking, and both ends of my trad draws and enjoy being able to reverse and oppose them easily in the absence of a locker.