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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

Toxic Quality 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: tallmark515, 2006-12-29

Well, you can drop one of these bad boys from the top of the grand canyon and it'll probably live to hold your favorite beverages. On the flip side, these bottles are made of some of the most toxic types of plastic known to humanity. Enviromentalist rock climbers be advised.

Grigri Belay Device (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.24/5 Average Rating : 4.24/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

gets the job done. Does take some getting used to. 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: tallmark515, 2006-12-04

I got it for free and I never would have paid for this thing but it's cool, makes belaying for sport/trad much safer and takes some of the danger out of rapelling but nothing beats the ol' ATC. I tried using it for top-rope soloing, but the rope didn't feed through very well.

Titan Runners Average Rating = 4.75/5 Average Rating : 4.75/5

In: Gear: Add-On Climbing Gear: Webbing: Runners

strongest on the market 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: tallmark515, 2006-12-04

Low price! Spectra. 27kn???!! damn that's some strong stuff. I own lots, even though they are a little stiff.

Half Dome Helmet (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 3.35/5 Average Rating : 3.35/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Helmets

I didn't like it at first 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: tallmark515, 2006-12-04

I didn't like this helmet at first, it didn't fit right on my head, it didn't seem very breathable and the chin strap barely fit under my chin. After using for a month or so it grew on me, now I don't have any problems with it (other than the lack of breathability).

Apex 10.5mm x 60m Dry Rope (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00/5

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

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: tallmark515, 2006-10-02

This is the only rope I have owned, I just got it 3 months ago and I love it. High fall rating (12), and VERY soft to take a fall from. A little stiff out of the box because of the 2X dry coating, but loosens up very quickly. I got mine for $140 from an REI closeout sale.

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