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Brock Duos

Brock Duos

The Creek, Yosemite or Southeast Sandstone

Brock Duos's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Climbing

Brock Duos's Bio

Started climbing around five years ago. As a Louisiana native, the only climbing around was a little over 6 hours away (HCR,Sam's Throne,HP40). I've Spent the last four summers traveling around and I found myself in Yosemite, Moab, Flagstaff, and all points in between. I lean towards harder, shorter trad routes and get off on the mental game/physical shape mash-up necessary for such climbs. I have a degree in GIS(geographic information science) and hope to make a move to the mountains soon.

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Brock Duos wrote a review of on December 2, 2011

4 5

Excellent extra little energy boosters while out in the backcountry or while running trails or road. Pick and choose from the two servings per package without having to worry about messy gel packets or something too dry. Some electrolyte replacement as well which is a nice little perk. Overall excellent choice for an added boost whenever and wherever you need it.

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Brock Duos wrote a review of on February 27, 2009

4 5

I use these for anchoring and any other applications where longer slings are necessary(also work nicely as a light gear sling). Better than toting around old school wide tubular webbing and gives a little more sense of security than newer ultralight spectra slings. Good median and they still look really good after a good bit of use.

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Brock Duos wrote a review of on February 27, 2009

5 5

This was my main gear bag for my first few years of climbing and it was perfect. Rather than having to dig through a top opening pack, you just lay it out and unzip it and have access to all of your gear. Seems like a pretty durable material, but it is pretty thin (which also means lighter.) No support whatsoever, so you may have a stray cam jabbing you in the back every now and then, but I always tried to place softgoods at the very bottom to provide a little cushion. Straps are also really thin and offer little in ways of support. I still use this bag to store anything that I am not taking in my main climbing pack.

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Brock Duos wrote a review of on February 25, 2009

5 5

If there is one locking biner to end all, this is it! My go to for anything that needs to be bomber without giving it a second thought. This or the William are always on my harness for anchoring. The gate action, after years of use are still like new. I would buy these over any other large locking 'biners anyday.

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Brock Duos wrote a review of on February 25, 2009

2 5

Won this as a festival door prize, so I can't complain about the price. Fit is very shallow and tends to ride up on your head. I find myself going for my cheap acrylic cheapo beanie before this thing. If you are willing to drop this much change on a beanie, pick up some nice wool handmade job!

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Brock Duos wrote a review of on February 25, 2009

4 5

My main harness at the moment. Purchased about a year ago as an upgrade from the focus al. I prefer the fitted leg loops, but I also do not do ice climbing, so layers are not a factor for me most of the time. If not planning on layering often, the sizing actually runs a little large and you should try this on in a store if possible before ordering. Pretty good comfort, but not the greatest in long hanging belays. I plan to upgrade again, but at the moment I am enjoying this harness.

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Brock Duos wrote a review of on February 25, 2009

5 5

This thing is MICRO! packs down to nothing and weighs about the same. I have used this thing outside on its own during spring and summer months out west and it does a decent job of keeping you warm down to about 45. You get what you pay for, and I couldn't ask for anything more from this ultralight summer bag.

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Brock Duos wrote a review of on February 24, 2009

5 5

This is the only stove that I own. Boils water for coffee in the mornings in a couple of minutes, pretty nice fuel usage, packs down into itself really nicely and is easy to clean. I rigged an adaptor to hold pots and espresso makers and stuff over it, but they do sell an extra add'on for this. The igniter sticks up above the rim of the stove, which is a pretty bad design flaw in my opinion, but everything else about this stove makes up for it.

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Brock Duos wrote a review of on February 24, 2009

5 5

These are the only draws I own,...being from a more traditional mindset. I have used these on sport routes and they do the job, but can be bulky...but that's not the intended use! When i climb any longer trad routes or those that require moving through roofs or around larger features, EVERY draw on my rack can be extended! durable and the lightest extendable draws that I have come across. These will continue to have a home on my rack and accompany me on all future ascents. Get some...Period.

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Brock Duos wrote a review of on February 24, 2009

3 5

These were the first pair of climbing shoes that I purchased and I used them for around a year before upgrading. The fit is pretty good in your standard street shoe size, although the hard covered rubber is pretty uncomfortable and gets EXTREMELY hot when climbing on really sunny days!!! They tend to hang up in cracks due to the crazy toe hook/scum blades or whatever they are so thats a downside. If I had to do it over again, I would have spent a few more dollars and picked up something like the moccasym or mythos.

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Brock Duos wrote a review of on February 24, 2009

5 5

Way pricey, but these definitely blow all other "bars" away. You can tell that much more effort goes into making these bars and you can taste the quality of the ingredients used. They do not skimp on whatever ingredients are in the bar that you buy and they cater to a vegan buyer's diet, which is nice. A no brainer if you are willing to drop an extra buck on a food bar.

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Brock Duos wrote a review of on February 24, 2009

4 5

My headlamp for 3 years or more. Burns through batteries pretty quickly and kind of shorts out every now and again. I also received a letter from Petzl with a disclaimer ordering users to not use rechargable batteries in this lamp (which I had been doing for 3 years) because it would spontaneously combust or something. That's another downside. But the thing is still around and in one piece and works when the batteries are fresh, so it does the job. Kind of outdated in my opinion, and you should go for something smaller and more efficient.

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Brock Duos wrote a review of on February 24, 2009

5 5

Bomber stoppers! I have taken a few nice falls on these and have yet to question their holding ability. Easy to match up size to colors after using for a while and they are easier to remove than similar nuts in other brands. Highly recommended for starters who don't have the dough to drop on a set of cams yet, or anyone looking to add some nuts to their rack.

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Brock Duos wrote a review of on February 24, 2009

4 5

Picked up a pair of these for climbing and all around wear. Really heavy canvas, but they hold up to some serious abuse! Fit on me was pretty baggy, which could be annoying at times. Next pair is going to be the lighter canvas version with double knees. The dark khaki color looks clean even after long periods of use without washing. Beater khakis that are made to withstand some pretty tough situations! Highly recommended, but baggy fitting.

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