Adam La Rosa

Adam La Rosa

Beaver Street & Yosemite

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Just another climber looking for the next summit with forties and whiskey.

Adam La Rosa

Adam La Rosa wrote a review of on December 31, 2010

5 5

Got this as a few years back based on price alone. From the top ropes at Beaver Street to dragging the whole length through a dust pile at Swan Slab this line has done me nothing but good. Got caught in a monsoon going up Lembert last summer and it didn't seem heavier at all. When I retire mine I just might get the exact same thing.

Do I have faith in this rope? It's at the ready in case my building catches fire and I'm out the window.

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Adam La Rosa wrote an answer about on October 20, 2010

Short answer: YES! Cams are the bomb. Much to my girlfriend's dismay I sometimes bring mine to bed & sleep with them.

Long answer: Everyone has it right with passive protection being the way to go. If I were you I'd buy one of the cams you'll end up double or tripling up on, such as the .75, 1, or 2... then load up on stoppers.

The big issue with stoppers is they take a few pitches to really learn how to place fast. Start on the ground (of course!) & try aiding a little bit. When you head up the crag & start to get sketched, slot that cam and relax. With the cam having your back you can take all the time in the world to find a stopper placement. Once it's bombproof, take the cam out and move along!

My vote goes for one or two cams, green to yellow, then double up on stoppers four to eleven or twelve. Once your passive style is dialed, THEN worry about having tons of cams.

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Adam La Rosa

Adam La Rosa wrote a review of on October 6, 2010

5 5

No doubt about it, the C4's are sick. If you're all about getting started on your trad career I'd seriously look into buying one if not two of these packages. I got this one about a year ago after slowly building a set of stoppers. Now as I am attempting longer and more sustained routes, the beta is asking for two (or more) of the sizes given here. Although I'm eager to try out different brands, I'm convinced the C4's have lived up to their reputation.

C4 package plus a stopper set equals pure trad pleasure.

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