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Alex Quitiquit

Alex Quitiquit

Dat Wasatch Range

Alex Quitiquit's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Paddling
Skiing
Surfing
Climbing

Alex Quitiquit's Bio

Born and raised in the Wasatch, I'm a creature of rock, ice, and air.

Follow the shenanigans on instagram - @alexquitiquit

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on June 29, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this rope for my buddy who was looking to get into climbing but mostly TOP ROPES - this thing was all he needed -

He has done a few leads on it and says it handles great!

The mid 9mm size is the new norm for single ropes and he appreciates it being lighter than the other ropes he has used (HEAVY)

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on June 23, 2015

Harness the potential!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love this harness!!!!!! Split webbing design - Mammut has nailed the design on this thing - so comfortable at belays - makes falls comfy.

Gear loops sit closer to the front - so you can actually reach your gear - but are not too crowded -

Slide bloc buckles make adjustments easy and secure -

Adjustable leg loops for when you want to take this bad boy on a ski tour over your ski pants.

Or - use it to keep you on the line when Highlining - if you should whip like I have!

Photo - Smith Rock Monkey Face Highline - Wind and all!!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on June 10, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This model of rope was the first rope I ever owned. Having just started climbing, and knowing what was at stake (MY LIFE) I put down the extra bucks for the top of the top. Oh the places this rope has taken me!

While not necessarily recommended - but i have a log book for my ropes - and this rope managed to survive through 3 pretty long seasons, thanks to the accompaniment of another rope as my "project" rope.

The sheath held amazingly to the day I DECIDED to retire (it still had the looks of its youth) - and the feel of this thing, like other Maxim ropes is outstanding. 2 times dry treatment meant it was in its place ice top roping in Ouray to climbing towers in the desolate desert.

The low friction and tight weave on the sheath makes it perfect for sending routes and feels like butter running through any belay device. With just enough elongation, this thing gives the best soft catches of any rope I've owned!

Save your money in the long run! These things are durability at its finest!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on June 10, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Given this book is a bit dated, but the classics are there and the history included makes this guide a must have for the shelf and in the pack when you are on the road!

A certain website often skimps over the beta and the history of routes - Bjornstad made this guidebook a historical and accurate reference for any desert rat out there to get down to the red stone / canyonland / national park region of Utah and get your tower climbing on!!!

They just don't make em like they used to!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on June 10, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This guide is one of the best in the nation. For such a premier locale - Smith Rock State Park - the birth place of american sport climbing and the nations first 5.14 - this guide gives you all the history and MORE!

I'm sort of a guidebook collector and afficionado - and one of my favorite things about this guide is how Watts includes a very in depth and descriptive history of the area, why the bolts are spaced the way they are, who was there first and who is still there putting up new classic routes each year.

This guide will allow you to find the niche spots to climb when the crowds swarm the park!

Guidebook writing is an art, and Watts is a Da Vinci amongst them.

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on June 10, 2015

5 5

This guide, while at times lacking in details, gets you out on the road and into some of the state's most premiere climbing destination -

Includes a bit of pretty much the most popular areas - from INDIAN CREEK, MAPLE CANYON, ST. GEORGE, MOAB, LITTLE COTTONWOOD, BIG COTTONWOOD, ZION NATIONAL PARK, and a few other lesser known areas thrown into the mix.

The beta for approaches and drives are spot on and get you where you need to be!

Now, stop reading, and go climbing!!!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on June 10, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

"Ruckman-isms" - named so after the authors - and their creative and interesting descriptions to the routes in this guide.

Extremely comprehensive, includes excellent hand drawn topos that are easy to follow - with great beta where it's needed.

Includes part of the Wasatch alpine - most notably Lone Peak Cirque -

No Stars included! Long live the wasatch!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on June 5, 2015

Upset? Nah, Offset!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Flares? slightly awkward shaped cracks? old pin scars? normal looking spots?

These fit everywhere and anywhere. They also fit where a lot of other things won't. It's been awhile since I've climbed a rig without placing at least one of these!

The offset lob dimensions allows the all the individual cams to sit properly and in their effective range. Being a three cam unit - (3 lobes) these fit into small, shallow, and narrow profile spots.

Photo - These puppies came in handy up in Lone Peak Cirque, UT.

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on May 28, 2015

Get your toes wet!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This kit is perfect for those like myself who haven't been in the fish game for awhile.

Includes the reel, line, leader - all you need is tippet and some flies and you're on the water!

Really nice action and for the price it cant really be beat!

Getting into some rainbows on Smith and Morehouse reservoir with a little streamer action!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on May 26, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Low friction, low weight, but damn durable.

Had the chance to demo this rope out for a few days in Little Cottonwood canyon and it's changing my mentality on what a rope really should look and feel like.

We worked some sport lines that had been on the ticklist for years - this thing glides through the belay device and gives THE softest catch i've ever felt. I didn't send, but my buddy did. First class tickets to the anchors.

We then cooled down a three pitches moderate trad route - a lot of traversing and a section of linked down climbing. We slung our gear long and this rope just smoothly slide through all the biners. The drag reduction is LITERALLY noticeable.

If I were to get stoked on a sport project and wanted to give myself the best chance, I'm reaching for the airliner.

Somebody buzz the pilot - I'm getting sendy over here!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on May 19, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The size run on these bad boys is perfect. Small in the profile, but fit in every orientation. They also sit super nicely on your harness and racked up as they are single wire stoppers.

I feel like an old school hardman placing these - and slamming them in. They fit great in my current rack of nuts and will probably double up on the red size, as i find myself often reaching for!

Really light that you never feel bad about bringing them up - and when you find that right spot that these only fit, you're stoked!

Nuts, Rocks, and fingerlocks.

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on May 18, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm usually the kind of guy to stick to the things i like, but a bud of mine had one of these on his rack and i borrowed it for 1 route and was sold. They are, in reality, very similar, to C4's, but they come with some extra goodies that made me decide to diversify my rack and throwdown for a pack of these.

Extendable slings are realllly nice when you do as i do and often forget to bring your slingsssss - pull these long and clip em. They do the trick nicely.

The action is quite smooth, and the thumb loop, while at first a bit different, is actually quite nice to be able to access from all angles.

DMM is king the in the UK - and their products are well machined and durable.

Mmmm skittles.

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on May 8, 2015

First Class - Durability defined.
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the rope Alex Honnold trusts, when he does climb with one.

I got sick of needing to replace my ropes almost every season, and for one season twice in a season, because of lack of durability in sheath construction.

The pinnacle destroys the comp. - smooth to the feel, supple to the touch, but a workhorse of a rope - even at 9.5 mm. I've taken a handful of good falls on it and the stretch provides a very soft and distinct catch.

The feel of the rope makes it extremely easy to tie knots, fix lines, hitch etc. The multi-pitch climbers dreeeaammm. Comes out of the pack NOT wanting to tangle and knot up.

The smooth sheath also reduces, noticeably, drag as it runs through biners. Sometimes, more than i should, forget to sling pieces long on meandering routes, and usually end up with dreadful rope drag. While there is still drag with this rope, its quite significant the difference between it and others.

The bi pattern is seamless in the middle and vibrant as alllll get out! - bumble bee popping - you'll know both ends are at the same spot.

No sheath and core slippage because of the dual dry treatment.

Because of the dry treatment and the weaving on this rope, it packs down extremely small - and at 9.5 mm its quite light for its class.

Maxim - not to be confused with the magazine - first class!!!

(Photo) - Running it out on the Diedre - Frey - Patagonia

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on May 6, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Or are they a pair of dice?

Nail up - i had the (un)fortunate experience of hand placing one of these puppies in a forgotten route in the Wasatch range - although not ideal - it served to calm the nerve and keep me up on the sharp end.

The aid climbers workhorse. make excellent rappel pieces as well!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on May 6, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These things are the alpine climbers work horse!

Imagine this.

You're headed deep into the Wind Rivers - you're at the trailhead, gears laid out, you're staring at the topo - #4 CAMALOT REQUIRED - you read the map - 12 miles - uphill, both ways - You can either decide to leave the whiskey behind and take the #4 or run her out.

Fear no longer -

The supercam is just that - SUPER.

The range is second to none. Fits in the sizes, and keeps your buns outta the dirt on that wideness.

Don't fret - Supercam is here!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on May 6, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Supple but can handle the abuse - I've taken a few small falls on it and it doesn't seem to have any signs of wear. Pretty great rope for the price.

It has a middle mark indicator - only wish it was bi-pattern - but you get what you pay for.

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