Trevor Long

Trevor Long

Spanish Pyrenees & Costa Blanca Crags

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Trevor's Bio

Stoked for alpine ascents, backcountry lines, and training to make it happen.

Trevor Long

Trevor Long wrote a review of on May 6, 2011

4 5

I've got this double rope. Really an excellent choice for trad and ice climbing for extra security. Climbing with double rope gives you quite a bit more options and Beal makes a very competitive half rope in the ice line. I use it for trad climbing too on free climb routes. You can't beat the low impact force / weight comparison. Handles really nice and smooth. Ropes are several years old and they still feel really good, no weird spots.

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Trevor Long wrote a review of on March 25, 2011

4 5

I have some Nepals I bought last year, which might be the closest to this model. After a few uses I have some positives and some negatives of this boot. I chose this boot bc after trying several technical alpine climbing boots, these are the most recommended AND they fit much better than anything I had used before. So they are now mine. In practice, nothing climbs better, nor gives the same type of security while front-pointing on some vertical ice (as far as leather boots go). But here's the downside, these boots are not made to spend a night out up high in -0 temps. I have cold feet and I have suffered considerably with these boots. Eventhough they have the thinsulate lining, it was like I was barefoot all day long after a night out. When I got back to the vehicle, I had lost some feeling in my big toes and it took two weeks to recover. However, I blame that one myself and not in the boot's functionality. So it still gets 4 stars.

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Trevor Long wrote an answer about on March 25, 2011

I would recommend this boot for you as a "first timer" but it doesn't matter if its your first mountaineering boot or your 5th. What matters is the activity you plan on doing in these boots and the fit. You don't want this boot if you plan on doing a bunch of hiking in the mountains. This is a climbing boot with the advantage that you can approach quite comfortably. If you plan on hiking up high, Sportiva has other boots that are better for those requirements. So I am going to assume that you will be doing some climbing. I have Nepals and they don't take the cold too well. If you plan on doing a bunch of ice climbing with nights out on the mountain, go for a double boot. The Baruntse looks good! If you plan on doing light and fast alpine climbing ascents, these boots are the best tool you can buy. For any thing else, you might find something better.

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Trevor Long wrote a review of on March 24, 2011

5 5

I bought a similar model rope from Millet in 2007 and I go climbing just about every weekend at some crag here in the costa blanca where we have lots of wicked limestone. To this day I have climbing buddies that comment on this baby, how she runs, how clean the rope is, and how they wish they had bought a Millet rope for cragging.

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Trevor Long wrote a review of on March 24, 2011

5 5

Perfect layering piece for the ascent that starts really warm and gets really cold. On spring or fall days when this is the case, this in-between works great between really warm and really cold. Start with a base layer, as it gets colder, slip on the puff vest, and when you're up high, put a jacket over it and you'll be toasty warm. It works perfect!

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Trevor Long wrote a review of on March 24, 2011

5 5

Another great piece from Patagonia! I use this over a long sleeve capilene shirt or a merino wool base layer, and its goes on almost any ascent from alpine ascents (-5 to 10 Celcius) to multi-pitch craging. If you get caught in the wind, you will have to slip on a shell. Probably the most oustanding quality of this garment is its ability to breath and get moisture away from your body. You can actually see droplets of moisture on the outside of the garment after the hard work.

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Trevor Long wrote a review of on March 24, 2011

5 5

I have a Rain Shadow Jacket and it is by far the most used piece of clothing I have in the arsenal. It goes with me to all crags, around town on rainy days, and up high on summer ascents. It's a jacket that is breathable enough to be versatile in the mountains during the summer and slip on during chilly climbs in the winter. It takes on buckets of rain with no problem and it packs down great. Also durable enough to wiggle up chimneys. A "must-have" piece.

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Trevor Long wrote an answer about on March 24, 2011

I'm no scientist but Gore-Tex is a long lasting fabric with good reputation. Brands like Patagonia and North Face only develop a fabric that has all the same qualities as Gore-Tex but (probably) better in some ways and just different enough to patent it. I have a Rain Shadow Jacket and I've been out in some serious downpours. I would say Patagonia's fabric is just as breathable and waterproof as any gore-tex piece.

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