Andrew Wike

Andrew Wike

Tahoe, Eastern Sierra, Yosemite National Park, Mt. Shasta.

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Andrew's Passions

Sport Climbing

Andrew's Bio

Climbing up and skiing big lines on mountains.

Andrew Wike

Andrew Wike wrote an answer about on May 22, 2012

I think you're going to find these too wide for a one ski quiver. I think 95-100mm is a great underfoot dimension for a one do-it-all ski. At your height and weight, 100mm is going to provide tons of float on deep days, and something with more sidecut is going to rip the groomer a bit better.

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Andrew Wike

Andrew Wike wrote an answer about on May 22, 2012

I go with the SV on this one. It's durable and it will do anything you ask of it. As far as the powder skirt, I think you have to judge how much time you spend yard sailing on the mountain. The more you wipe out, the more a powder skirt is going to matter. I'm always skiing with a pack, so the waist strap helps keep snow out.

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Andrew Wike

Andrew Wike wrote a review of on May 15, 2012

Actually pretty comfy
5 5

Bought this puppy for do it all duty and it has not disappointed. I use it primarily for ski mountaineering and alpine climbing. Plenty of gear loops to hold your rack and solid feeling buckles and straps to add security. I've even used it for sport climbing. I think it's pretty comfortable, but maybe I don't know what I'm missing with a nice padded harness.

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Andrew Wike

Andrew Wike wrote a review of on May 15, 2012

5 5

I've used my ATC-Guide for everything from rock to ice and I love it. You can rap with single ropes or double ropes with plenty of friction to stay in complete control. Belaying is a cinch, especially when you auto-block. It can take a beating, too.

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Andrew Wike

Andrew Wike wrote a review of on May 10, 2012

5 5

These gloves are plenty warm for cold north face climbs. Normally this would mean that dexterity would suffer. This is not the case, as these gloves allow you to manipulate ice screws, screwgate biners and belay devices. I used these babies for ice climbing over in Chamonix and had no issues. The fit is initially very snug, I thought I had the wrong size. If you wear the gloves a few times, they break in and start to feel true to size. Took about three wearings before they finally felt like a large.

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Andrew Wike

Andrew Wike wrote a review of on April 24, 2012

5 5

This will carry enough gear for a weeklong backpacking trip or quite a bit of climbing gear for peak bagging and ski mountaineering. The removable frame is a nice feature, but I'm super stoked on all of the little features, like the zippered waste bag and the daisy chain. Really comfortable pack to wear all day. I've used this for climbing, backpacking, and everything in between. Works great.

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Andrew Wike

Andrew Wike wrote a review of on April 24, 2012

5 5

I was way skeptical of an all temp wax, but I decided to give this one a try. I wish I had ordered more because this is the best backcountry wax I have ever used. I could not believe how smooth and fast this wax made my skis. Normally I'm survival skiing on grabby boards in the mank at lower elevations, but this stuff keeps me sliding, warm or cold. I'll be ordering more.

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Andrew Wike

Andrew Wike wrote a review of on April 24, 2012

5 5

I bought the red and grey stones for my tuning kit. The best part about this stones is that they are small enough to fit in your pocket. I've definitely taken the grey one with me on BC trips to de tune tips and tails if needed. Usually my friends end up borrowing it. The red one is great for cleaning edges and doing a quick tune.

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