Reviews written by Nick Araya

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Nick ArayaNick Araya   September 06, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Type of Use 
 
5.0
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
3.0
Safety 
 
5.0
Strength 
 
5.0

A little awkward for me

I LOVE the work Rock Exotica does, but for whatever reason this carabiner drives me bonkers. Like many climbers, I have a LOT of carabiners (Petzl ball locks, DMM...

Nick ArayaNick Araya   September 06, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Type of Use 
 
5.0
Frequency of Use 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Comfort 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
5.0

Finally, a lightweight harness that works!

I have had mine for 5 or 6 months now and have been surprised by it. For whatever reason, New Tribe harnesses sometimes ride up on me so that...

Carabiners
Nick ArayaNick Araya   December 20, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Type of Use 
 
5.0
Frequency of Use 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
3.0
Safety 
 
5.0
Strength 
 
5.0

Lightweight, strong gate, and a perfect oval shape

Great carabiner! The I-beam construction maintains strength while shaving of a tiny bit of weight. The action on the gate is super fast and smooth. Some other locking...

Ascending Tools
Nick ArayaNick Araya   November 07, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Type of Use 
 
5.0
Frequency of Use 
 
2.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Safety 
 
5.0
Strength 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
3.0

GREAT Robust Ascenders...a little heavy

I bought these about 4 years ago and use them when climbing big trees. They are more robust than other brands that are made of stamped aluminum sheets (like...

Ascending Tools
Nick ArayaNick Araya   December 12, 2007
(Updated: December 12, 2007)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Type of Use 
 
4.0
Frequency of Use 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
3.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Safety 
 
5.0
Strength 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
3.0

Great tool, especially for new recreational climbe

The classic split tail! Typically made of 16 strand climbing lines like New England Ropes Hi-Vee (shown in the picture), Samson's ArborMaster, or Yale Cordages XTC. If you...

Nick ArayaNick Araya   December 12, 2007
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Type of Use 
 
1.0
Frequency of Use 
 
1.0
Durability 
 
1.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
1.0
Ease of Use 
 
4.0
Safety 
 
2.0
Strength 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
5.0

Save your money.

This cord is made with TOUGH fibers in the core. The cover...the part that touches your climbing line when you are climbing...the part responsible for holding you is made...

Ascending Tools
Nick ArayaNick Araya   December 12, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Type of Use 
 
5.0
Frequency of Use 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
4.0
Ease of Use 
 
4.0
Safety 
 
5.0
Strength 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
5.0

Love it, love it, love it

This rope is made with 3 fibers. The gold on the cover is high heat resistant Technora fibers. The black on the cover is polyester. The gold...

Nick ArayaNick Araya   December 12, 2007
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Type of Use 
 
1.0
Frequency of Use 
 
2.0
Durability 
 
1.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
4.0
Safety 
 
3.0
Strength 
 
3.0
Portability 
 
5.0

Great, but be careful

Polyester eye-eye slings like this one or made of another polyester single braid (hollow braid) line can be quite convenient. However, they should be used with caution. If...

Descending Tools
Nick ArayaNick Araya   November 14, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Type of Use 
 
5.0
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
3.0
Ease of Use 
 
4.0
Safety 
 
5.0
Strength 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
5.0

It's alright

This tool is slightly better than a figure 8. There are several ways you can put the rope on the tool, which allow you more or less friction. ...

Nick ArayaNick Araya   November 14, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Type of Use 
 
5.0
Frequency of Use 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Comfort 
 
3.0
Safety 
 
5.0

Not too shabby

This was my first helmet. I bought one about 5 years ago. The only thing I never liked about it is that I couldn't seem to get it...

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