ProView – Petzl Evolv Adjust

Kirsten Kremer has not missed a ski season in the Chugach since her first visit in 1993 and has worked and guided for Valdez Heli Ski Guides since 1996. Kirsten’s motivation and exploits are legendary: she has flown a paraglider off the North Face of the Augille de Midi in Chamonix; climbed first ascents in Yosemite Valley; skied first descents on Denali; and is an extreme skiing champion. Kirsten also guides for Mountain Trip and Alaska Denali Guiding in the summer. –Via Valdez Heli Ski Guides 

Read Kirsten’s Pro Profile on Dirtbag Dreams

The Petzl Evolv Adjust is awesome! I had the opportunity to use it on The Salathe Wall on El Capitan in October 2016.

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It is a lightweight adjustable positioning device that works great for aid climbing. It’s easy to cinch yourself up, and release to lower yourself from the place of attachment.

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I used it to connect myself to my ascenders, anchors, and lead protection while aid climbing. It eliminates the need for a Fifi hook because you can cinch yourself very close to the attachment point. My girlfriends had both the daisy chain and adjustable daisy that looks like a seatbelt/ cam strap.

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It was quickly obvious that the Petzl Evolv Adjust was superior. A dynamic rope is the perfect choice for this adjustable lanyard. I will never do a wall without one again.

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I can’t think of anything I didn’t like about it. Perhaps, it could come in more flashy colors!

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