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Reviews by tammarak (5)


Black Prophet Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00/5

In: Gear: Alpine & Ice Climbing: Ice Axes and Hammers

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: tammarak, 2006-01-08


I just nabbed a pair of these tools at a great price - 150 for two! They swing really well and feel nice in my large hands. Although they're not bent at the head for bulges they handle moderate ice well and are perfect in alpine situations. I'm stoked to have a pair of these very reliable workhorses!


Aliens popular Average Rating = 4.73/5 Average Rating : 4.73/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Protection: Active

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: tammarak, 2005-03-12


Just got blue through red! At first I was slightly unimpressed by the units. After taking them out this all changed. They definitelly lived up to the hype. Very technically constructed yet simple. I love the non anodised lobes, lack of gimicky stuff like range-finder -etc. Leaves the real buisness up to the climber - good judgement. Also doesn't distract from the novelty of the units. Nothing flashy - but maybe the name. I guess there's a gray one now too that the fills the gap between yellow and red!?


(Old-style) Power Cam (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.34/5 Average Rating : 4.34/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Protection: Active

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: tammarak, 2005-02-02


can't go wrong with 00-8! Durable smooth and easily identifiable. Would be nicer without such a stiff sling but nothing is pertfect.


Astro Nut (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.75/5 Average Rating : 4.75/5

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

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: tammarak, 2005-01-31


Expensive - but the adage, "you get what you pay for" couldn't apply more. The curved shape is similar to curved nuts but is especially fitting in these tiny nuts. I equalized the two smallest in the set to protect a traverse on the Angles Crest. Sure enough my second pitched and they held. Getting them out was a chore but i'm convinced they'll hold where other small pro won't.


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: tammarak, 2004-10-05


Nothing gives me more confidence stepping out over a piece like a metolius nut. They are all the product description says and more! The #5 caught my first lead fall in a flared crack! I now carry two #5's! Can't go wrong with these babies.