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Andrew Traylor

Andrew Traylor

Oregon primarily with yearly stays in Washington, California, and Nevada.

Andrew Traylor's Passions

Climbing

Andrew Traylor's Bio

Climber, but I dabble in just about everything.

Andrew Traylor

Andrew Traylor wrote a review of on September 16, 2008

5 5

I own and/or have used almost every belay/repel device available. Everything from 8s, stich-plates, Kong Gi Gi, Grigris, Cinches, Jaws, B52s, almost every incarnation of ATCs and Reversos, etc. If I was forced to pick one device to use for the rest of my life, this would be it. It doesn't do EVERYTHING but it does do many things better than any other device I've seen. Petzl took BD's ATC Guide made it lighter, rotated the Guide Mode attachment point, and enlarged the quick release hole so that a standard 'biner fits through it. In my opinion, this is the best tube-style device on the market.

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Andrew Traylor wrote a review of on September 16, 2008

5 5

This bag is great. After two shorter walls (2 and 3 days) it has shown a little wear on the nylon straps and hauling points but that is to be expected with any bag. The durathane is SO SOLID. It'll scratch but you'll be hard pressed to puncture or tear it. It's plenty roomy, has nice little extras like the zipper pouch, gear loops on the inside, and the drain hole in the bottom which make life so much easier on the wall. Excellent bag.

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Andrew Traylor wrote a review of on September 16, 2008

5 5

Like everyone else has said, these buggers are awesome. Amazingly solid construction, assembled in the USA, and now lighter than ever. I've found the sizes up to 6 (green) to be the best for my rack. These things are fantastic (I think the best on the market currently) for small stuff. I always find myself using the 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Get yourself a set!

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Andrew Traylor wrote a review of on September 16, 2008

5 5

This bag provides just what its supposed to: A simple, clean, and functional place to store my cord. I cinch it up with the solid tightening straps and throw it in my crag pack or haul bag if I have a load of gear. If I'm just out for some casual sport climbing, the Ropemaster has enough room for me to throw the draws and harness in the bag and carry it over the shoulder. If you plan on using this for your only crag bag, I'd suggest moving a step up to the Roperanger and get two backpack type shoulder straps and an extra pocket for your keys, wallet, etc. I've have mine for three years now, and aside from a little dust it still looks brand new.

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Andrew Traylor wrote a review of on September 16, 2008

5 5

These bags are great. I have the Half Dome version and after two shorter walls (2 and 3 days) it has shown a little wear on the nylon straps and hauling points but that is to be expected with any bag. The durathane is SO SOLID. It'll scratch but you'll be hard pressed to ever puncture or tear it. It's plenty roomy, has nice little extras like the zipper pouch, gear loops on the inside, and the drain hole in the bottom which make life so much easier on the wall. The other bags are similar with different bells and whistles depending on the size. Excellent bags.

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Andrew Traylor wrote a review of on September 16, 2008

5 5

I own and/or have used almost every belay/repel device available. Everything from 8s, stich-plates, Kong Gi Gi, Grigris, Cinches, Jaws, B52s, almost every incarnation of ATCs and Reversos, etc. If I was forced to pick one device to use for the rest of my life, this would be it. It doesn't do EVERYTHING but it does do many things better than any other device I've seen. However, Petzl's new Reverso 3 may change my opinion. It is almost an identical device with a few small changes. Time will tell.

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Andrew Traylor wrote a review of on March 23, 2007

5 5

This chalkbag is not just another chalkbag. For one, it comes in SWEET colors and patterns, For two, it says "Metolius" on it so you can look like a real pro while you're in the gym with all your name-brand gear.

Honestly, I've had it for a year now, and shows little signs of wear, and it does its job. That's all I want out of a chalkbag.

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