Neal Pence

Neal Pence

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Neal 's Passions

Trad Climbing
Camping
Backpacking
Trail Running
Hiking
Road Cycling
Mountaineering
Sport Climbing
Bouldering

Neal 's Bio

Im an adventurer from North Carolina that enjoys what nature has to offer.

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Neal Pence wrote an answer about on June 26, 2013

This shoes would be a good shoe if you are looking for a good comfortable fitting do-everything shoe. If your looking for a good performance shoe I would go with the anasazi vcs which will give you the ability to take them on and off much easier. You will need to take them off and on regularly because your feet will hurt.....BADLY!

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Neal Pence wrote a review of on March 27, 2013

4 5

I really like the functionality of these and the fact that they are dyneema slung. I have alwasy been able to find a p;acement for the red one. I would also recomend getting the smaller ones as well they make a good add on to a stopper set. I generally leave the biggest three on the ground unless im just 100% positive ill use one just becasue theyre so noisy. Fortunately they work as a great early warning system to your belayer when you fall.

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Neal Pence wrote a review of on March 27, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These nuts were the first passive protection on my rack and are the backbone of any great trad rack. Took a 30 foot whipper on the #9 and it was totally bomber. It took 40 mins to remove. I had to literally pound my nut tool with a 10lb rock to release it. Also get sizes 1 and 2 even if they are not intended for lead climbing . If you fall on one its better than having nothing there and if it does break at least it has slowed you down quite a bit.By far the most used piece of pro in the southeast.

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Neal Pence wrote a review of on December 24, 2011

5 5

If your looking for a stove that will crank up white hot every time you light it this is your best bet. While its not the lightest stove on the market, this stove is made for reliable, durable, expedition use. I have so far used this stove for the past 3 years and it has never given me any problems while i do carry the expedition service kit which msr provides which includes every thing u could possibly need, I havent even used anything out of it since the day i first lit the stove up. Ive gone backpacking with my friends and they have had to use my stove when their jetboil got dropped and started leaking fuel bad. Best stove hands down.

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Neal Pence wrote a review of on December 24, 2011

5 5

I bought this jacket in November and havent taken it off since. I have taken this jacket on three camping trips and has spent 4 weekends at the crag with me. Its a great jacket to belay in or to hike in on the colder days. As far as durability goes i havent had any problems with holes or bad snagging. I actually returned my Eddie Bauer Downlight sweater for this because it was just warmer and doesnt leak down at all compared to the downlight sweater. For those of you wondering if its worth the 250$ or worth the extra 50$ for the hood, its the best money ive ever spent on a piece of my gear. 100% worth the money. Im 5' 11" and 145pounds and the medium fits me great and i still have room to layer a baselayer and fleece jacket underneath.

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Neal Pence wrote an answer about on August 12, 2010

To awnser your question the carabiner's "pulley" would work in semi sandy conditions and possibly even very sandy conditions but if i were you i would stick with just getting a pulley because from what i have heard the "pulley" is too small and doesnt have enough surface area to be very efficient. I hope this helped.

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