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Review: Mountainsmith Mayhem 45

The Mountainsmith Mayhem 45 is an innovative and creative backpack—perfect for certain uses, but hindering for others. Here’s what I liked about it, when I’ll use it, and when I’ll find another pack in the hopper to take up to the crag. Retail: $159.95 Upon first glance this pack is different. Obviously different. The thing…

Review: Edelweiss Curve 9.8mm

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 Curve 9.8 mm rope stands out as…

Review: Voormi Eleven.9

Wearing something from Voormi—a clothing line based out of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, attracts attention and curiosity. Retail: $149.00 For the last two months I’ve tested out their Eleven.9 hoodie, and almost every day someone makes a comment about it. Initially I suspected they had some good marketing, but upon deeper inspection into the ethos of…

Review – High on Moab by Karl Kelley

“This book is a gift…Karl’s gift to you,” writes Fred Knapp from Sharp End Publishing, in the foreword for the new guidebook, “High on Moab” by Karl Kelley. I can’t think of truer words to start off my review. Reviewed by Luke Mehall, publisher of The Climbing Zine “High on Moab” is a perfect addition…