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ash3561097 wrote a review of on March 9, 2010

5 5

I've read a few inconsistent reviews about Petzl ropes, some claiming sheath damage quickly or immediate fraying.

But in my experiences with the rope, I had nothing but pure JOY. I bought this rope after purchasing a very well know Swiss brand that frayed, coiled, and quickly felt bad after only a few uses. After that mistake, I bought the Nomad and couldn't be happier.

Pro's:
-Lightweight, only 63 g/M
-Super durable, this thing can take a beating
-The feel of it is amazing! Even after many outings and washing, this thing just keeps its super soft feel
-Middle marker is 6" long and easily identifiable
-Sheath repels dirty great and dries fast
-Catches falls softly

Cons:
-I would like to have end markers about 10-15' from the ends
-a bit pricey, so wait for the deals

I would absolutely recommend this to a friend. I've used this rope for mostly trad and plenty of sport. It's survived through J-Tree trips, granite walls, and even the sharp volcanic rock in Queen Creek, AZ. Buy this rope and you won't be disappointed!

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ash3561097 wrote a review of on March 7, 2010

5 5

I always feel good climbing above one of these. Catching is easy with it and makes soft catches easy. I would use this device over the GriGri any day, unless you can't see the climber or it is a super long pitch that is longer than your attention span.

The device does heat up quite a bit after a long rappel, not sure if this has any real damaging effects on a rope..?

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ash3561097 wrote a review of on March 7, 2010

5 5

These are a great compliment to your BD C4's. The color coding allows you to match them with the C4's and makes grabbing the right piece a cinch. They are very lightweight and because of the wiregates' they don't flutter, making them better than the old style biners. They are also a plus if you are a neat freak and want everything to match and look pretty.

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ash3561097 wrote a review of on March 7, 2010

5 5

These cams are my favorite cams out there. When you place these, you can feel a sense of relief knowing that as long as they are placed correctly in good rock, they will hold. I've taken numerous falls on them and never had any issues. Placing them is a breeze. I've never placed them as passive protection, but with the Dual Axle, I would trust doing so in a pinch. Match this great value set with the color matching Neutrino's and it becomes even easier to grab the cam you want quickly from awkward positions(especially if you prefer to rack on your harness instead of a gear sling).

Bottom Line: This set is a great value (for BD), for some great gear. If you are trying to get into Trad, this set really covers those crucial sizes that will get you started. Have a set already? Double up those common sizes so you aren't running it out at the end of a hard pitch.

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