Ernesto V.

Ernesto V.

Monterrey MX and surroundings

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Ernesto's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Running
Climbing

Ernesto's Bio

Member of "trepacerros" mountaineering club. I do some rock climbing and trail running.

Ernesto V.

Ernesto V. wrote a review of on December 7, 2010

3 5

who's taller than me. I was disappointed by how long and baggy around the waist this jacket is. I'm 1.79 cm tall (5.87 ft) and got an M size. I was looking for a softshell with an athletic fit for trail running mostly. This isn't what I was looking for fit-wise at least, I didn't have a chance to try it under rain/ windy conditions so I can't say much else about it.

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Ernesto V. wrote a review of on November 18, 2010

4 5

XA Pro's were my favorite trail running shoes until I got a pair of these. They fit like gloves to my feet now after a few moths of use and abuse. They're so light that they feel like socks with a good grip. The only downsides I can think of are durability and protection for your feet (try not to kick stones on these). But then again, they're exactly the opposite of sturdy mountaineering boots.

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Ernesto V. wrote a review of on June 19, 2009

5 5

I use a 10.3mm rope for rock climbing and the ATC-XP works great with it. The high friction side is great for belay, however not for rappel; it's a little bit too much friction and sometimes you have to feed the rope when you're beginning the descent at the top of the route. But that's why this ATC has a low friction side and it performs really good too. Definitely recommended.

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Ernesto V. wrote an answer about on May 11, 2009

I made a descent to "El Sotano de las Golondrinas" in SLP, MX; A pit with over 400m in depth. I would not go down in this harness, instead, get a petzl harness that is made for caving, there are plenty out there. The main difference is the center of gravity, in caving harnesses it's a little lower than in climbing harnesses, which makes you stay in a sitting position when you're hanging freely from the rope and stay much more comfortable during long descents.

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