Max H. Janszen

Max H. Janszen

Yosemite, Kern River Canyon, The Needles, Joshua Tree, Sierras

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Climbing

max's Bio

Hoping to get into more mountaineering, backpacking and climbing simply MUST go hand-in-hand, right?

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Max H. Janszen

Max H. Janszen wrote a review of on December 25, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have 3 sets of BD cams, and a few of their smaller/larger sizes. Can't say I've tried all the brands, because I haven't, but these cams do just fine for everything I need them for (parallel cracks, under flakes, the occasional ideal pin scar), and more. if you need good cams for a good price, reach for these or most cams by Metolius.

By the way, I love the BD C3's for aid climbing little cracks under roofs, they just sit so well!

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Max H. Janszen wrote a review of on July 9, 2012

Holy Crap!
5 5

SO FRIGGIN COMFORTABLE!

I hung around in this baby for at least an hour straight during a day of cragging while taking pictures/practicing hanging belays, didn't feel a thing! the gear loops are UBER DURABLE, you can sling 15lbs of gear on the loops and it feels as though there's nothing on the harness at all, the weight is spread around such a large area. also, hiking in the harness is comfortable as well! i hiked to the top of Kern Canyon about 3 miles in. (more like a loose-gravel scramble on all fours for 800 vertical feet over 700-900 horizontal feet), and forgot to take off my harness before stepping into my car. you will get about a half-inch or so of restriction if you try to bring your legs up to your chest, it's just so plush.

Bottom line: if you want your own personal Comfy chair-harness, this is it.

The photo shows just how huge this harness is, and I bought the Small... (fits perfectly on my 29 or 30" waist, and will rack all the gear shown)

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Max H. Janszen wrote a question about on June 22, 2012

So I'm a sport climber, and was wondering what would be a good first 1 or few cams to use for those run-out segments of a route?

-EDIT: I'm normally climbing around the Kern Canyon Area, so i guess an entire set would be the best idea, just to be ready for all those situations where you might have some run-put parts :)

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Max H. Janszen wrote a review of on June 22, 2012

5 5

Buy a few compression straps that have buckles, and sinch this puppy down to the bottom of your day pack/assault pack! You can play football on the tarp, it's so big, and everything tucks away super tight. The little transparent window is also handy if you're one of those fancy dudes with more than one type of rope in two of the same bag! I highly recommend this to anyone who wishes to take good care of their rope.

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Max H. Janszen wrote a review of on June 22, 2012

5 5

I have quite a few of the 60cm slings and they are so, SO useful! I use them for long draws, rack slings in a pinch, belay anchors, draw extensions, anything you need an extra foot or two really. You can't go wrong for the price, either!

(note, i learned while SCUBA diving that nylon straps settle when wet, meaning they stretch. just bear that in mind when tying these in wet conditions!)

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Max H. Janszen wrote a question about on June 20, 2012

Hi everyone, I was just wondering how this seemingly brilliant harness would do for a photographer? I hang around a lot out of tall trees and whatnot for up to a few hours at a time, but a bosun's chair would be too much of a hassle for lazy me to bring up there with me. I'm 6'1" and 160 Lbs, so I can consider myself a fairly skinny guy (hence the sore, numb legs from sitting around in my old BD Momentum), any advice or insight would be much appreciated! :)

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Max H. Janszen wrote a question about on June 9, 2012

Hello everyone, I was just curious as to how i should go about picking a size for myself with this particular harness? I'm a tall, skinny guy and have a 29" waist and was wondering if this harness would even adjust down that low on the small size. Thanks :)

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