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D4 Alpine vs Full Double Portaledge

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Greg Kommel · · Ridgecrest, CA · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 31

I'm looking to buy a ledge for walls mostly around 2-3 days, maybe up to 5 days.  Is the D4 Full Double significantly different or more comfortable or durable than the D4 Alpine double?  They seem practically the same except for a slight size difference.  Can anybody comment on the differences or pros and cons between the two?

J F · · The Mountains · Joined May 2019 · Points: 0

I have the D4 and it’s a full size ledge which is great for me being tall. The “alpine” one sounds like it’s a Runout Custom ledge but with the new rounded frame. I’ve taken those ledges up and they are nice and light but my heels and head hit the frame at 6’5”. I’d say if you aren’t super tall to go with the Alpine one or just buy a used A5 on here. People are always selling them really cheap.

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