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By NYClimber
From New York
Apr 8, 2013
Awesome slab climb right out of the water! Rogers ...
Anyone have any experience with these yet?
Price seems pretty good.

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By Allen Corneau
From Houston, TX
Apr 8, 2013
They're not listed on Trango's website.

Got a link?

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By NYClimber
From New York
Apr 8, 2013
Awesome slab climb right out of the water! Rogers ...
No. I saw them advertised new in Ascent - the latest issue from Rock & Ice magazine. Less than $5 ea. Like $4.15 ea it said!

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By mattm
From TX
Apr 8, 2013
Grande Grotto
New Ascent has a Trango PHASE advertised for $5.95

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By NYClimber
From New York
Apr 8, 2013
Awesome slab climb right out of the water! Rogers ...
Opps! My mistake! That's the one - the Phase for $5.95 ea.

I don't think that's any less costly then BD's or Omega wire gate 'biners!

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By Matt.Zia
From Leadville, CO
Apr 9, 2013
I'm getting some hopefully in the next week or so. I'll put up some thoughts when they get here.

From the looks of it...pretty sweet deal, lighter than Neutrinos, same and/or lower price. We'll see!

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By NYClimber
From New York
Apr 9, 2013
Awesome slab climb right out of the water! Rogers ...
matt zia wrote:
I'm getting some hopefully in the next week or so. I'll put up some thoughts when they get here. From the looks of it...pretty sweet deal, lighter than Neutrinos, same and/or lower price. We'll see!


OK Matt thanks!

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By Mark Ra
From Mid-Atlantic/CO
May 2, 2014
MBC
Matt.Zia wrote:
I'm getting some hopefully in the next week or so. I'll put up some thoughts when they get here. From the looks of it...pretty sweet deal, lighter than Neutrinos, same and/or lower price. We'll see!



Matt, how did they work out? Any thoughts?

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By Graham Johnson
Jul 7, 2014
I've got a bunch of these - they're nice, lightweight small 'biners. The nose is pretty low profile so it doesn't get snagged. I like them. In that size range, I think I like the Wild Country Astro a tiny bit better, but they're pretty close.
The difference between the Bent Gate and the Straight gate Phases is minute. Can't feel a difference between the two when actually out climbing. The Astro is 1 gram lighter than the Phase, but I've put some hard use on my Astros over the past couple years and some of them are looking a bit beat up. I haven't had my phases long enough to trash them, but they seem like a beefier unit than the Astros.

Anyway, the phases are nice, small, workhorse 'biners but nothing to get too excited about.

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By Old Sag
Jul 21, 2014
I was playing around with making my rack lighter and so I started looking at the biners in the market. I had no idea that a lot of the biners I have had are actually pretty heavy by toady's standards. I use Metolius Inferno for slings and Neutrinos for racking. Infernos are at 35g and Neutrinos are 36g.

I bought one of each of Trango Phase and Elelrid Nineteen G. I already had one of the Photons and had played with Petzl Ange, Camp nano 23, and Metolius FS in the store so I didn't have to buy them.

I already knew I wouldn't buy the Camp nanos or the metolius fs. Elelrid Nineteen G is available in a color pack and so is the the trango so I bought one biner of each to compare.

The Nineteen G has a stiff spring and it is so light that it spins too easily while clipping. Cleaning would be a pain on a 9.8 mm rope too because of the hooked nose, tiny opening, and stiff spring. So I ruled that out.

I personally don't like Trango gear so I was biased against it. But like Graham said, the Phase have a recessed notch to make cleaning less of a problem. I also tried to clip using different orientations and it felt fine. At first I thought the grooves on the spine for your fingers to hold on to is a gimmick, but they actually serve their purpose.

So it was down to the Trangos or the Camp Photons. While I know people love the photons for their size and weight, they do cost a fair amount more AND personally I think I clipping fullsize biners is actually more awkward for me now - it just seems like I have to stretch my hand open so much more to clip.

So in the end I bought the trangos racking set for my cams. Still undecided as to what to get for the slings. Something lighter than Metolius Infernos and preferably cheap and with a snag-free nose. Still haven't found it yet.

biners! From Left: Camp Photon, Wildcountry Helium...
biners! From Left: Camp Photon, Wildcountry Helium, Madrock something, Black Diamond Neutrino, Trango Phase, Elelrid Nineteen G

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By GhaMby
From Heaven
Jul 21, 2014
Trango has seriously stepped up their game in the last year or so.

For slings i like the mammutt.

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