Monthly Archives: January 2009

Petzl Attache

Pros A compact, light weight carabiner; still big enough to roll a munther hitch through. ther perfect locking biner for belaying, rappelling, anchors, and more. Personally, it is the only locking carabiner I have in my rack because of its … Continue reading

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Mountain Hardwear Windstopper Tech Jacket

Pros A great light weight, warm, and versatile piece. Perfect in a range of conditions from cool summer nights to part of your layering system for mountaineering. Plus it is very stylish for a night out on the town or … Continue reading

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Mammut Smart

At first it was difficult to accept the fact that one could have an auto-locking belay device with no mechanical parts. When I first got hold of the Smart, I was amazed by how light and simple the device appeared. … Continue reading

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Black Diamond Frietchi Freeride

I know. I know. It’s still summer time and I am reviewing a piece of gear for a winter sport. But, if your anything like me and/or my friends the ski and snowboard video’s have already found their way to … Continue reading

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Petzl Reverso3

Pros Hands down, one of the single most versatile belay devices on the market! A single piece body keeps it light weight and strong. Smooth operation for top rope, lead, and top belay. Easy to use, easy to release, and … Continue reading

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Climbing Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta is one of the largest peaks in the Cascade mountain range. The summit lies over 14,000 feet from sea level, and in order to reach that point, if you take the popular route, you will have to climb … Continue reading

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