Brian Muller

Brian Muller

Salt Lake City

Brian Muller's Bio

Skier, Mountaineer Hiker/Backpacker, Backcountry Skier, climber, love the cottonwoods in the winter and glaciers of AK in the summer

Brian Muller

Brian Muller wrote a review of on May 25, 2010

5 5

I will never purchase another brand of cam. (except for maybe the omega link cams for cruxes) These are so resilient, smooth, and easy to place, and I have never had an issue with them. When you trust your life to gear you want it to be bomber and with black diamonds reputation, and the way all their gear has operated in the past for me, I will always trust my life to their C4's

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Brian Muller wrote a review of on December 14, 2009

5 5

great product, great for ski mountaineering, I used to ski down steep chutes with either an ice axe in one hand or an ice axe/pole combination which was just plain sucky. Now I use this, which is great. keep in mind you only get ONE when you buy this, and personally that is all I have ever needed. Also, keep track of the orange protection or it will tear holes in your stuff very fast

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Brian Muller wrote a review of on December 14, 2009

5 5

Got these today. Already in love. The changes from the previous version improve this substantially from the last traverse pole. The grips are perfect for skinning, as anyone who has used them for that knows they have to put their own grip tape in order to do this previously. Also the straps are improved in my opinion and now fit more easily into a gloved hand while skiing. The baskets are the only downside, as personally I liked the unsymmetrical climbing baskets offered by the previous bd pole a little better

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Brian Muller wrote a review of on December 7, 2009

4 5

Great piece of equipment. Easy to use after you get the hang of it (after using ATC its a bit more complicated) but the ease of use makes it the only belay device we use at the company I work for. Only downside is the jumpy rappel you get off of it, but aside from that it is incredible in every way

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Brian Muller wrote a review of on December 7, 2009

3 5

Useful cord, does a great job sawing through cornices and getting the job done. Does what it is meant to do, however if you are doing a rutschblock test, you really need 2 people and 2 probes to get this cord to cut correctly. Great and strong, no problems where I've had a p-cord break before.

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Brian Muller wrote a review of on December 3, 2009

4 5

No problems with it at all. Great size for a lightweight weekend trip or without a doubt any day trip most people could conceive. Great for ski touring, climbing, and just getting all your crap around. Hydration compatibility is awesome, and the ability to access whats at the bottom/back of your pack is a great feature.

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Brian Muller wrote a review of on December 3, 2009

5 5

Never had to use it, but it is super lightweight, increases the amount of time you can be buried without asphyxiation, but as other reviews have stated, make sure this DOES NOT play a role in your decision making. For that I usually wear it on most backcountry excursions so that I don't have to select the times I do wear it.

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