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Helium Clean Wire Carabiner (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.67/5 Average Rating : 4.67/5

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

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: skateman, 2005-05-26


Extremely light with a no snag hook, these things rock!


Tri Cam (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.68/5 Average Rating : 4.68/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Protection: Passive: Hex, tricams, etc

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: skateman, 2005-05-26


I love these suckers. If you climb in the Gunks, you should always have a few of these on your rack. The nylon handle is just the thing to hang over a horizontal lip. As a bonus, you could eliminate some nuts from your rack if you were trying to shave every last gram of weight.


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 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: skateman, 2005-05-26


I really like the DOVALS. As others have pointed out, they are light, have a large radius, and clip nicely. The only complaint that I have is sometimes it is diffacult knowing which end the gate opens from. I now use the dovals on the pro end of the draw and I am useing heliums on the rope end. Nice combo!


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

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Harnesses: Adjustable

Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: skateman, 2004-09-08


The corax is a good harness for gym & sport climbing. Very comfortable and easy to adjust. Wish the harness came with useable gear loops and a haul loop. The gear loops are very small and scrunch all the gear a little too much forward.


Curve Nut, 10 pack (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.22/5 Average Rating : 4.22/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Protection: Passive: Nuts and Stoppers

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: skateman, 2004-08-31


I have both the metolius and BD stoppers. They are both great products. I think the metolius compliments the BD very nicely. I also think the metolius is somewhat beefier per similiar nut size. The #4 metolius seems to come out on every pitch I do on the East Coast.

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