Austa P.

Austa P.

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Austa P.

Austa P.wrote a review of on October 16, 2015

Great rope, blinding color at first!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love this rope, been my go to for 2 years now and has now gone into retirement. I'm buying the same one for new adventures!

As stated before... the color when you first use it... holy moly! You can see it from the parking lot of a 3 mile hike in... it's insane. You feel like a serious "bro" on the route, BUT, it turns into quite a nice green after 15 pitches or so!

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Austa P.

Austa P.wrote a review of on August 28, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been using this belay device for years, and although the climber/hand graphic guides are long gone (sorry newbies using it) - it is still in great shape. A must when you're on multi-pitch routes, and makes it simple and easy to belay 2 up to the anchor.

For single rappels (it happens sometimes), I like having the extra friction... even if just for peace of mind.

Thanks Black Diamond, this is a real winner! Also, I'm excited that my next one can come in other colors, too!

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Austa P.

Austa P.wrote a review of on July 27, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 120 lbs

These shoes are great for long multi-pitch days when you need to be in them for 7+ hours. Comfortable enough to wear on a downclimb and at all of the belay ledges, with just enough grip to keep going up. They stretch a lot over time, so order smaller, and push through to the comfort zone... eventually they feel like form-fitting slippers you can climb in.

I've gone through 2 pairs of these shoes, and plan to keep buying them!

The only downside is that they seem to fall apart really quickly compared to my other Sportiva shoes around the shoelace area. I've had them resoled twice, and they keep on for a while, but ultimately don't last.

Anyone else have this issue?

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