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backcountry reviewer - Tony wrote a review of on April 26, 2003

4 5

This thing feeds cord like water. The belays are super smooth as are the rappels. I love that you can belay two seconds with this device and it will automatically lock on one or both of the ropes.

Two things I don't like about it are it's bulk (compared to an ATC for example) and the *clang clang clang* ruckus it makes when clipped to your belay loop while you are climbing.

I prefer to use it on long trad routes in parties of three or greater, but for anything else I still haven't found a replacement for the ATC.

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backcountry reviewer - Tony

backcountry reviewer - Tony wrote a review of on April 24, 2003

5 5

If you had to spend the rest of your life on a desert island (with unlimited crags) and could only bring one climbing shoe with you, this would be it.

I've had my Mythos for at least 6 years now. I'm on my second resole and it's still delamming before any of the stitching, laces, or anything else on the shoe has even begun to wear out. What's more, they are comfy enough for a half-day, five pitch climb (ok so I take them off between pitches to dull the sting, but they are still rock shoes, not bedroom slippers after all) and perform superbly on tiny edges. On those sketchy, committing smears they give me enough confidence to stand up for that next nubbin of a handhold. They excel in the gym as well. I don't like them in cracks as they are not quite sturdy enough for long periods of foot jamming (can you say screaming pain?).

Mine are in dire need of a good scrub but the stink keeps those undesirable gumbies at bay when I 'let 'em breathe' at the base of the crag.

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