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hasan adil

hasan adil

rumney, maine

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hasan adil

hasan adilwrote a review of on January 12, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used a pair of these for the past 7 years of ice climbing about 30 days/yr. Each year I file them down and their end might be coming to a close. They climb everything really well from WI1 scrambling to WI5 and have never had any problems as well as mild mountaineering found in New England. They fit great in Kayland Apex XT, Sportiva Nepal and Koflach boots that I have. Though an issue with all the Petzl crampons is their tiny buckle which is almost impossible to use with gloves on when you're cold and tired at the end of the day. Over time their front tip point becomes quite rounded and no matter how much I file, can't seem to get that pointy at the tip. That may be an issue with all crampon points.

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hasan adilwrote a review of on December 27, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been climbing for the last 2 years wearing them. I live in Maine and generally climb ice 3 days per week all winter, my freelancing job makes that easy to do :). I like that these shoes are very light and almost have a running shoes type quality to them in the mountains. In the front, they have a slight rise and feel great on approaches. I have a pair of nepal evo and a scrapa plastic boot but prefer to wear these instead. They definitely aren't as waterproof as those shoes, but long as you keep moving, it feels fine. Have worn them extensively in NH and also northern, western Maine.

My only beef with them is that the back side of the crampons, doesn't fit 100% snug like it does on Sportive Nepal Evo. I have a pair of the petzl sarken and black diamond cyborg. Having said that, I've yet to have them pop off while climbing.

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hasan adilwrote a review of on September 29, 2010

4 5

I've been using a pair now for about a year. The edging is now as the sole has worm down from use. I wear them for everything. The only downside is that the heel is loose/has extra space. Maybe that just because of my foot's shape. They do stretch some and mold to your feet. First couple of weeks in them were horrible, they were hard as wood but now I love them.

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hasan adilwrote a review of on June 21, 2007

5 5

i love these shoes. i can put my weight confidently on the tiniest of footholds.
make sure they fit tight, and they'll get very comfortable once you wear them in.
- good for vertical, overhanging
- bad for crack climbing
- opposite to what i was told, they work fine for slabs, i have climbed 5.10 slab in them just fine.

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hasan adilwrote a review of on November 29, 2006

4 5

They are really really good at what they are made for. I can look straight at the sun without any fear. The lenses are dark and not good for driving if it’s cloudy. The frame is big and has be worn really close to the eyes otherwise it moves which is irritating; it took some getting used to.

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