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Gamma SV (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00/5

In: Gear: Clothing: Men's Clothing: Men's Outerwear: Men's Soft Shell Jackets-Liners

Gamma SV the softshell 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: alexmac, 2008-01-23

I found this softshell to be bomber down to any temp with a good base layer, ideal for ice climbing.

Lucky Austral Screwlock Biner (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00/5

In: Gear: Archive

Its a fine biner. 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: alexmac, 2006-11-30

It is a fine biner, cheap and dependable, I use for top roping and it is a bit on the heavy side, so I agree with jumpingrock review.

Shunt Ascender (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.12/5 Average Rating : 4.12/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

Waste of money on Shunt 1 out of 5 stars

Review by: alexmac, 2006-11-17

I have used this device more than a few times and found its weight to usefullness not good, its overly complex for a rappel backup (use a spider rap and you avoid alot of issues, instead)

For trad not at all recommended, and for anything else not recommend.

I keep it as a reminder of what not to buy.

Why waste weight, lets look at this in a serious light.

All you need to rappel is : ATC or reverso (some sort of device thats light eh), cord for prusik, medium length sling.

These are all things found on a rack.

Spider belay (look it up)

A shunt is 190g, 3 cliff bars (68 each) 204g... Bring an item you can already builld from your rack and go a bit hungry ....

Lets not mention its 54 dollars for a device... I should mention that on page 135 of petzl own adverts they use a prusik and not a shunt, I could not find a tech diagram in there book... :)

Helium Clean Wire Carabiner (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.67/5 Average Rating : 4.67/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Carabiners: Non-Locking Carabiners: Wire Biners

Wicked. 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: alexmac, 2006-11-15

These Biners are evil in a good way, sad they only come in red :)

Quicksilver Screwgate Locking Carabiner (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.21/5 Average Rating : 4.21/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Carabiners: Locking Carabiners

Excellent Biner 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: alexmac, 2006-11-14

This is not a biner that is meant as "keylocking" biner, I save this special biner for my belay stations as hauling extra weight on Trad just blows. Perfect function, light weight, good price, easy to keep clean. Excellent for Trad.

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