Alex Quitiquit

Alex Quitiquit

Employee

Dat Wasatch Range

Alex Quitiquit's Passions

Skiing
Climbing
Fly Fishing

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

Alex Quitiquit

Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on September 16, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I recently had the opportunity to use these to climb and ski some Volcanoes in southern Chile - They above and beyond exceeded my already high expectations.

When I first got my hands on them, two thoughts.

1. So light. They are easily the lightest crampons I've ever known and are first class for a non-rando-competition crampon.

2. Packability. They pack down super small, they come with a really durable, but easy to pack with gloves on, carrying case. They can be folded and shoved in this bag and closed up simply. No hassle, no zippers. The bag is beefy enough where I was not worried about the points tearing holes in anything.

They handled tremendously on the boiler plate, iced up, and wind buffed flanks of Lonquimay - our volcano objective. I was able to front point, flat foot, and side step up steep bulletproof and feel totally confident.

The dyneema adjustments are super simple and easy to adjust on the fly. The first few times using the crampons the cord needed to "break in" so I made sure to put the crampons on super tight the first day - and by the end of the day they were a little loose. I tightened them just a bit more and now they fit perfectly - with zero slop.

The strap and clip are simple and easy - and kept the crampon attached to my boot the one time they did come undone while breaking in.

Thanks to Petzl, I now have zero excuses to not bring crampons and now those objectives are a little more approachable!

Climb on!

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Alex Quitiquit

Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on September 15, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Large

The fill on this jacket is outstanding - super lofty, really warm, and the fit is great!

I've always been a fan of the pull-over, anorak, style and this thing fits great! Its not too wide in the middle and it has a great fit in the arms.

It packs decently small, not as small as some packable down jackets, but I really like this jacket because I can wear it both as a mid layer skiing - but also as an all around winter "keep me toasty" jacket.

It also features a half zip on one side, so if it does get too hot you can vent a bit without having to take it off! - it also makes it much easier to get on and off if you have the zip open.

Super stoked on this jacket!

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Alex Quitiquit

Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on September 12, 2016

5 5

Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: 32

These things are so stretchy and comfortable, sometimes they serve as my "camping pajamas"! They are synthetic so when they get wet they dry out super fast .

They also are super lightweight so they are great for trail running! The side zipper pocket is great for holding your phone/wallet - and fits outside of your harness!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on September 6, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This thing is killer! I've now used it both in the gym and outside, on a few different ropes and its great! It much smaller than other devices like it and acts very similar.

The one note i will make is that it is not as smooth when used with thicker ropes - the cam is smaller so the angle the rope has to run is a bit more - but it is ideal for anything 8.9 to 9.9mm

I've also used it to rap a fixed line and shoot photos and its great!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on July 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This tool is insanely light.

8.5 ounces = 0.5 lbs. Not even noticeable on your pack.

Until you need it. I even started to carry two of these styles of axes for more aggressive touring lines - they work great for ascending steep snow coulies or even at times - water ice.

This is the tool that will self arrest you in the event of a fall. Some people prefer a whippet - it's sixes in my eyes, and this thing has the versatility.

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Alex Quitiquit

Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on July 29, 2016

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought a 70m and have used it once now for some simul climbing.

Trick is to tie into both ends, find the middle mark and have your partner tie in there. - now you have a section of 35 twin ropes to climb all the alpine routes needed! and great for raps and long approaches!

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