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Vertigo 40 (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00/5

In: Gear: Hiking and Camping: Backpacks: Backpacking Packs

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: reprieve, 2004-09-08


Really, I couldn't ask for anything more in a pack. It's just the right size, and has all kinds of wonderful features including rope tarp, gear loops, hydration sleeve, etc. It packs everything for a day at the crag, and it's easily taken the abuse I've thrown at it. Osprey is not the most well-known pack company, but I'd say they're one of the best.


Galaxy SuperDry Rope 10 mm popular Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50/5

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

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: reprieve, 2004-09-08


This rope has treated me well. The kinks went away farily quickly, however this rope seems to really dislike Arkansas humidity in July. I also would like something a little thicker, and a dry treatment would be nice, but it's a stellar rope for the price. And I'd take it any day over a Blue Water!


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

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Carabiners: Quickdraws

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: reprieve, 2004-09-08


Only room for improvement would be a keylock nose and a lighter wiregate. But I hate to complain about these things, I absolutely love them. If I'm ever working a hard redpoint I make sure we use my quickdraws and not my partners - these things clip like butter, and I really like the straightjacket feature, makes clips much easier.


Anasazi Velcro (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.56/5 Average Rating : 4.56/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: reprieve, 2004-08-29


love em'! size 'em tight, and they will treat you very well. my feet hurt after a few hours, but they are wonderful to climb in.


Missouri Limestone Select (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00/5

In: Gear: Archive

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: reprieve, 2004-04-04


This book is well laid-out and easy to use. It has very good directions to areas/routes. However, it is not comprehensive by any means, so don't let the name fool you. If you're looking for climbing around the central/Western part of the state, buy this book. As for the areas not mentioned in here, your best bet is to get a copy of "Metamorphic Forms", or even better, find a partner who's been around.

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