Posts Tagged ‘helmets’

  • My Helmet by David Rozul

    Dec 13, 19 • 986 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    I hold and turn my helmet like a classroom globe, dragging my fingers over each mark, each sign of wear. Every indent, every groove represents a route, a pitch, a move, a memory. Note: this piece is published in the new Zine, Volume 17, now available to...

  • Review: Grivel Stealth Helmet

    May 28, 17 • 4968 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 • 4249 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: Mammut Rock Rider

    Jun 12, 16 • 5845 Views • GearNo Comments

    When climbing in remote areas beyond the reach of immediate help you learn to understand the importance of having a healthy margin of safety. On Grade VI rock climbs in the Cirque of the Unclimbables and Grade III ice routes outside of Silverton I have found...

  • Review: Singing Rock Penta Helmet (updated)

    Oct 16, 15 • 9282 Views • Gear1 Comment

    UPDATE: Sometimes initial impressions of a piece of gear change after months of use. After all, that’s what we do with climbing gear, right? Beat it up, and see if we like it. After six months of use and abuse, Shaun Matusewicz has a different...