Archive for the ‘Gear’ Category

  • Review: Grivel Stealth Helmet

    Mar 14, 17 • 194 Views • GearNo Comments

    Climbing helmets have come a long way in the last few years—mostly by shedding weight and becoming ultralight. I’ve realized that the really light helmets are not for me, they smash and get banged up too easily. Thus when I got my hands on the burly...

  • Review: Grivel Salamander 2.0 helmet

    Mar 13, 17 • 59 Views • GearNo Comments

    The Grivel Salamander 2.0, while designed with zero frills to keep operation straight-forward, is a versatile helmet with a few highlights as well as drawbacks. Designed for alpine, rock and ice use, the 2.0 comes in three colors – white, yellow, and black....

  • Review: Scarpa Vapor Lace

    Feb 12, 17 • 977 Views • GearNo Comments

    Scarpa’s Vapor V rock shoe now has an upgraded model. The new Vapor Lace shoe offers a more customizable fit, which provides slightly more comfort and control. This shoe is ideal for vertical to slightly overhanging face climbing and mixed face and crack...

  • DU/ER Jeans – Performance Denim

    Feb 11, 17 • 238 Views • GearNo Comments

    The trend of “stretchy jeans” for men in climbing seems to be gaining traction ever since Outdoor Research introduced the Goldrush jeans a couple years ago. After testing out the Goldrush’s I was definitely sold on the concept of wearing jeans that have...

  • Review: Patagonia Fitz Roy Down Parka

    Dec 23, 16 • 914 Views • GearNo Comments

    If you’re a climber, you have a puffy coat. That’s a given—the best climbing days usually give way to cold nights and mornings. I tend to run on the cool side, and for years I’ve been trying to find that perfect puffy, one that both keeps me warm, but...

  • Review: Black Diamond Ultralights

    Dec 1, 16 • 1440 Views • GearNo Comments

    Twice a year I attend the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, which among other things showcases all the latest and greatest climbing gear. And every show I struggle to find new climbing products I’m excited about for my day-to-day climbing. The Black...

  • Review: Yeti Tundra 50 Cooler

    Oct 4, 16 • 944 Views • GearNo Comments

    The longer I review gear, the more jaded I become. It’s hard to be impressed. I’ve become more selective about what products I want to review. But when the folks at Yeti Coolers reached out before the summer Outdoor Retailer show I knew I had to check...

  • Review: Sterling Velocity Rope

    Jul 29, 16 • 1141 Views • GearNo Comments

    I needed the perfect rope for my project. It had to be an 80 meter rope and it had to withstand a little more abuse than your average skinny line. I know that because I first worked the route, a 39 meter crack climb in Indian Creek, on a 9.2mm rope that...