Posts Tagged ‘drew thayer’

  • Review: Scarpa Vapor Lace

    Feb 12, 17 • 1548 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...

  • Rambling In The Bugaboos by David Fay

    Feb 7, 17 • 1083 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    We rounded the bend and there were half a dozen people lining up at the base of the route. Rock climbing pioneers had valued the virtue of good clothing: well ironed shirts, collared and tucked. We paused momentarily—not because of the crowds but because of...

  • Thoughts on the Passing of Scott Adamson, an extraordinary human by Drew Thayer

    Sep 12, 16 • 1253 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Scott Adamson and Kyle Dempster no longer walk among us in this life. They died in Pakistan some time in the last two weeks, attempting to climb one of the great mountaineering challenges of this generation, the north face of the Ogre II. The Ogres are...

  • Sacred Space by Drew Thayer (art by Rhiannon Williams)

    Jul 31, 16 • 1021 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Right now, this detail is all that matters: the carabiner just fell back into the crack, and you’re staring it down as if it’s the only damn thing in the whole universe. Your middle finger brushes it aside on the first pass, then just lightly levers it...

  • Flirting with The Nose In A Day in The Valley of Stone

    Jun 22, 16 • 4356 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” Goerte I grew up in the traditions of western science and puritan pragmatism. Success is earned through work, luck is the sum of preparation, a penny saved is a...

  • Review: Exped Synmat Hyperlite Sleeping Pad

    Jun 6, 16 • 1419 Views • GearNo Comments

    The gear: Exped Synmat Hyperlite sleeping pad, size Medium (msrp $169) and Schnozzel Pump Bag UL (msrp $40) Reviewed by: Drew Thayer, Senior Contributor  A sleeping pad doesn’t need to be complicated, it just needs to do three things well: keep your body...

  • Old School Issue, Volume 8 Now Available – FREE SHIPPING

    Apr 16, 16 • 1689 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    The Climbing Zine Volume 8, “The Old School Issue” is now available on Kindle, and for in print. Art and stories from the sharpest writers in the climbing world right now: Georgie Abel, Chris Schulte, Joy Martin, Drew Thayer, Hilary Lempit, Jason...

  • Review: Edelweiss Curve 9.8mm

    Mar 30, 16 • 2620 Views • GearNo Comments

    It’s that time again when I need a new cragging rope. It doesn’t have to be fancy, or particularly light, just something durable that my partners and I can take a thousand falls on and never worry about it. There are lots of options out there, and the...