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Elliot

Elliot

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Elliotwrote a review of on May 11, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

This is a fantastic rain jacket. There are so many good things about it. I really like how it feels and fits. Many other rain jackets will make you feel clammy and uncomfortable but this jacket breathes so well that I never experience that problem. I have worn this jacket through rainstorms in different countries all over the world and it has held up really well in each one. I always find myself completely dry and comfortable. I would recommend this jacket to anyone as it is a great value and one of the best rain jackets in my opinon.

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Elliotwrote a review of on April 30, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I ordered the 40m version of this rope for indoor gym use and it is the best one I have used in my opinion. I love the way it feeds easily through ATC's and for the feel of the rope. It is burly and durable, which will help it last a long time. It also has a very comfortable stretch so that provides a nice catch when taking a whipper. Great rope.

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Elliotwrote a review of on April 30, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

There are too many good things to say about these shoes. They edge incredibly well and are sticky on slab and comfortable in cracks. Above all, they are really comfortable for all day mulitpitch use. I was really impressed by how these shoes molded to my foot. I was not expecting them to have a personalized like they did. I felt like they ran a little small. I am anywhere from a 9.0-9.5 street shoe and I ordered an 8.5 in these and it is perfect. Definitely would recommend trying them on before purchasing.

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Elliotwrote a review of on April 30, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I didn't know if I would love this cam or not but I took a chance on it and got one. I really love it. Because of their extremely small size and only 3 lobes as opposed to 4 I was worried how they would hold/walk etc. After trying mine out, I was pleasantly surprised at how they hold really strong and hardly move around at all in cracks. I is also really nice to have the head be narrower than other small cams as it allows for many more placement opportunities. Love these.

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Elliotwrote a review of on April 30, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This guide is a must for climbing the granite canyons near Salt Lake. I had been using Mountain Project and honestly I had been missing out on something great. After I got this guide, it was so much easier to keep track of climbs that I wanted to do and where I could find them. It is also really helpful to know EXACTLY how to get there instead of having to guess what Mountain project was trying to say. I love this guide.

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Elliotwrote a review of on April 30, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got a couple of these to replace some old CAMP carabiners on my quick draws and they work great! They are simple and everything that you would want from a quick draw. They are not as light as many carabiners, but I don't mind sacrificing the weight for added durability and strength.

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Elliotwrote a review of on April 30, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I really love these specialty pieces. They take a little bit to get used to and to figure out where they work best but once they start to work they are marvelous. There have been many times where I was climbing a crack that was too deep and thin for any of my nuts/cams, but perfect for these ball nuts. They also feel really solid when you get it in a good placement. Much more solid than I thought. I would recommend adding a few of these to any trad rack as they will always come in handy at some point. I have the two smallest sizes and I believe those are the most useful.

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Elliotwrote a review of on April 30, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This carabiner compliments any ATC so well. They are big and durable which allows them to outlast much rope drag. I also really like how they are round, smooth, and easy with the rope. It is reassuring to know that when there is a lot of tension on the rope held by the carabiner that it is not harming the rope in any way. I have one of these for every ATC that I have and I have not had any regrets.

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Elliotwrote a review of on April 7, 2018

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I purchased this nut tool over the other black diamond nut tool for the wire gate to be able to attach to my harness without an extra carabiner and for the flat butt to avoid pain when I need to really hammer on this to get pieces that are really dug in the wall loose.

After using it, I really love clipping it to the harness easily with the wire gate, but I have found that even with the slattened, semi-smooth end, it still hurts pretty bad to hammer on these with your palm. If that is a concern, maybe consider getting a padded nut tool or one with a wider flat end.

Overall, I really like this product.

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Elliotwrote a review of on April 7, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this bottle because it fits perfectly in my back pack and car cup holders, so I can take this pretty much anywhere, as opposed to some larger bottles that don't always fit. Another nice feature is coffee mouth. You can drink water while walking or driving without spilling everywhere unlike other bottles with larger mouths.

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Elliotwrote a review of on April 7, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are the best Hexes I have used. I really like that DMM made four hexes that cover an impressive range instead of making a ton of hexes that cover small ranges. I have seen people at the crag with 6+ hexes and I am glad that I have the same range capabilities with less weight and gear with the torque nuts.

Another thing I really like about these is the extendable sling. I would definitely recommend getting hexes with a sling as sometimes the rope pulling on the wire can move these out of place making them less than ideal. The extendable sling allows the rope drag to be minimized.

These do make a pretty loud clinking noise that sounds a little bit like cowbells, but it is not as bad as I expected and I seldom notice the noise while climbing. Overall, I am really pleased with these and would recommend them to anyone looking to expand their rack with inexpensive and high utility pieces.

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Elliotwrote a review of on April 7, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have had this bag for a couple of months now and I really love it. all of the zippers and adjusters move so smoothly and nothing about this bag feels cheap. It has a very convenient pocket underneath the brain that is great for keys, phones, and wallets, so they can be out of the way of climbing gear.

The bag features a butterfly opening mechanism that allows you to zip down the right side and access the bottom of the bag without digging through everything. The sinch at the top of the bag works really well and tightens and releases very smoothly. I also love having a climbing bag with a brain in case I need to put a rope or separate gear on top of the bag and I can sinch it down with the brain.

Overall, I have found that everything works really well on this bag. We'll see how it hold up over the next months/years to come.

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Elliotwrote a review of on April 7, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After a lot of research and much consideration on which cams to buy, I chose these ones and I am so glad that I did. Wild Country has been making cams longer than anyone else. They know what goes into making a reliable, durable camming device that will provide great protection for years to come. Some of the things I really liked about this Cam are first, the extendable sling. It is a really nice feature to be able to extend the sling by a few inches when you are running out of draws or just want to reduce rope drag. Another thing I really liked is that similar to the C4's, these have thumb loops which make these so easy to grab and place. The last thing you would want to do is drop a cam when you are four pitches up. I would recommend these to anyone as I love them.

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Elliotwrote a review of on April 7, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This harness has all of the classic features of the ultra popular momentum harness with a couple of added features. One of the nice things about this harness is the ability to adjust the waist quickly and with a more customizable fit with the two slide adjusters. Another nice thing is having the slide adjusters on the leg loops. The plastic adjusters that come on many other harnesses can crack and break fairly easily, but these metal adjusters will not. With these metal adjusters, this harness is also well suited for high lining.

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Elliotwrote a review of on April 7, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These carabiners are great for racking cams as they match up perfectly with the BD C4 0.5-3 sizes. Now that many other cams are sticking with that same color pattern, these carabiners work well with many other cams besides Black Diamond's. Can also be used with alpine draws and just about anything else as their performance is top of the line.

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Elliotwrote a review of on April 7, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I could not say enough good things about the DMM Peenuts. These have become some of my favorite pieces of gear. They have a beautiful offset shape that allows them to fit better in many tiny cracks and pin scars better than the small wall nuts or other stoppers. I always find myself reaching for these on small placements and I couldn't imagine climbing without them as I use them so frequently.

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