Patrick Mulligan

Patrick Mulligan

Tahoe Backcountry, Squaw Valley, Jackson Hole and Surroundings, the Trails and peaks of the Sierra.

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Patrick's Passions

Alpine Touring
Trad Climbing
Backpacking
Camping
Mountain Biking
Alpine Skiing
Sport Climbing
Bouldering

Patrick's Bio

20+ years experience with all my activities.

Patrick Mulligan

Patrick Mulligan wrote a review of on June 24, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I actually do not have the steel biner sold as part of this set. However, I have spent over a year using the Jul and really like it. I still use a GriGri when sport climbing or cragging. With today's smaller diameter ropes (using mostly 9.5 or less these days) and with doubles this thing can't be beat. Its light, strong, and locks consistently with these ropes. It does take some getting used to, but once accustomed to the device its amazing. I will say that it is necessary (and recommended by Edelrid) to use the device "backwards" as a normal tuber when rappelling. It is a PIA to use it in locked mode, even with the biner as a lever. That said, I back it up in the same way I would with an ATC or the like when rappelling with an autoblock.

I will also say that it takes a little more effort than an ATC or similar for belaying the second in guide mode, but it has not caused me any issues.

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Patrick Mulligan wrote a review of on May 29, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

These are great shorts. They're tough, remain cool, dry quickly and with the zippered vents on legs and pocket are great for hot rides. They're also the correct length for riding with knee pads. I ride with these when I'm going to wear pads.

Only complaint is that with the bright color they do show dirt and you need to clean well or the color won't last.

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Patrick Mulligan wrote a review of on February 25, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Rope. Have only climbed on it twice, but it handles well and does the job. I've not fallen on it yet. For the weight however, this thing is amazing. The 70 meter feels lighter than my 9.8 60M "work" rope. I'll be using this on my backcountry adventures this season for sure.

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Patrick Mulligan wrote a review of on January 20, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I can wear these both around town and on the slopes / mountain bike. They're Oakley tough and fit my oval head well - although they're wide enough that they don't fit a curved bill ball hat that well. They're not so wrap around that you get the total atheletic glasses look, but they don't let in debris / snow / air either. They are a great compromise.

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Patrick Mulligan wrote a review of on January 8, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought the original BD Legend Glove years ago (like 7 or 8 years ago). They were the warmest and most waterproof glove that I've ever worn. They also lasted me a good 4 years and while they packed out and got a little colder, they were still my Goto Glove. I now have two seasons on the 2nd generation, which I feel just as strongly about. While I've watched friends blow through a couple of hestras and "Patroller" gloves from other major manufacturers, my legends have held up much better. Now I've gotten these for Christmas. They are beautiful gloves. The only challenge; I'll wear my last ones for another year or two before i need these. I'll wax them to keep them soft and break them out when they're finally needed.

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