Utah and Colorado biker
Will this rope work well as a haul rope for Big Wall Climbing?
Fastest search time on the market in tests, longer range than the BCA Tracker 2. Had the 2007 for several years and I outperform my buddies in practice searches.
Don't take my word for it, see the 33 reviews on the 2007 model at the bottom of this page.
Shocked to see this one didn't have reviews
Likely great for a road bike, but won't work for a mountain bike. there is no way to mount the receiver so it is close enough to the spokes and the wireless won't reach to the back tire. Thanks Huck for returning so easily!
You can't - the wireless won't go that far
this thing is sweet. removable outer pad is great for car camping and then you just take the inflatable part for backpacking. a bit of an effort to inflate but so worth it because this is the most comfortable outdoor sleeping experience i've had in 700 nights out
(1) suspension sucks: my hips got super bruised by these and I've spent 100s of days backpacking. the suspension is really pretty poor, i don't really know why but it didn't work. I have the Muira for climbing and love that pack.
(2) outside pockets suck: the pockets are part of the total structure so when you pack the main pocket tight the outside pockets are really difficult to get stuff in and out of
(3) no water bottle pockets: there is no easy access pocket on the side for hat, water bottle, anything. i use a hat to temp control and there is absolutely no way to store it with this pack
super strong construction, legitimately waterproof, high quality.
I wanted to fall in love - but no dice
after climbing in them the first time I went to backcountry.com and bought another pair. they are just that awesome. flexible and strong for indian creek chimneys, good enough appearance to wear to the climbing gym and hit on girls (did i really write that here?), not too hot but super durable.
couldn't love them more
I weight 175 lbs and if I have a 110 lbs girl belaying me this thing locks up like hell. then she pries open that lever and the rope comes shooting out - it is dangerous and for my poor belayer hard on her hands.
This is a lighter weight and far less functional gri-gri 2. Just buy the new grigri!
It sucks, but the original gri-gri just doesn't work well with 9mm ropes and that is what most people use. I climb with random folks and never want someone belaying me on a 9.8mm rope with an old gri-gri. If i have a partner who I know and trust then the old gri-gri still seems to function on smaller ropes.
I wasn't happy to buy this and basically throw away a perfectly good gri-gri 1, but oh well.
easy to clean, good supportive fit, lightweight, can last for multi-days
love these for indian creek - you just can't know what piece you will need up high so this is it. I love these because i can take what i think i will need and then just clip in a yellow and green link cam and know i'm pretty well covered if i run out of a size
also great for anchors on multipitch. heavy, but well worth it. it is the last piece of gear i place on every trad route
I've struggled with this shoe because my toes need to get flat to go in a crack. when new, they are a tight fit for even a green camalot crack.
Still - the rubber all around is awesome for crack climbing - I bought these for indian creek and they are a much better long term solution than mocasyms which destroy your feet in a few days because there isn't much padding.
still, i use my mocs on anythings small and these for #2 camalot and larger cracks - i think once fully broken in might fit a red camalot fine
Awesome ability to zip down the sides and have your gear spread out - I shockingly use the gear loops and love them. camel back is way too tight, hard to fit more than 2 liters. very good suspension and fit - and adjustable. the rope can go on top or on the back because those loops move back and forth
love the large brain and front pocket. has to be the best cragging pack on the market - i've searched like crazy before buying this one.
holds a triple crag rack + lunch + 2L water + rope + jacket and doesn't hurt to carry. also works fine for sport climbing
The old patagonia wool was awesome - thin, soft, flexible - though not durable
This is durable. Sizing is super tight for patagonia. I always wear a medium and this one was quite snug and I'm 6ft 175lbs - a relatively thin guy. lost a lot of the flex and not nearly as soft.
hopefully the old wool comes back!
excellent pump holder and good pocket up top for phone & glasses
this thing isn't huge so i ended up adding an under the seat bag to carry tool/tube so i can put lunch in the pack. holds a jacket and map well.
water flow is slower than a camelbak
has all the necessary functionality and nothing heavy and extra that you don't want. good profile to fit in a pocket or bag
great balance of weight/size but still fully functional to quickly fill a tire. easy to drop into a camelback (i like the dakine shuttle)
if nothing else, the finger tip gripping on the index and middle finger merit 6 stars
good fit and well constructed
I really like crankbrothers having ridden spds for years. less accidental unclipping and once you get used to it easy entry/exit
has a ton of float - side to side - so different from unclipping an spd because if you just turn your foot you stay clipped in. I like this balance of weight/price. i have the lower end one on my road bike and don't notice a performance difference though the weight is certainly different
nice for image, makes the bike look sweet. clearly a luxury buy though