The Wall Street Journal writes that Liz Claiborne, the relatively new owner of the climber favorite Prana, is on a list of companies and brands they’re considering for sale or discontinuation. The 16 brands that Claiborne will try to sell or license out or possibly discontinue are Sigrid Olsen, Prana, Ellen Tracy, Dana Buchman, Mac […]
I saw this come through this morning and thought everyone should read this statement from Black Diamond recalling their Speed Buckle Harness.
Trango has announced a recall on their #1 MaxCam. Details are in the PDF below: http://www.trango.com/pdfs/MCrecall.pdf
Wired Nut has a review of a new stick clip tool, the RockTools Superclip. Looks like it may be a better alternative than the Trango Squid.
There’s been much discussion and speculation recently about CCH’s Alien cams. Here’s what “official” info I’ve found on the situation so far: From Mountain Gear,
This is apparently old news, but I only recently stumbled upon the news story. On November 30, Prana announced that they were being acquired by the women’s clothing company, Liz Claiborne.
Backpacking Light has a review of the Princeton Tec Aurora headlamp. As I learned the hard way at Seneca Rocks, West Virginia many years ago, always keep a headlamp in your pack…
Tom Moyer has a great web site called Tom Moyer’s Testing Page (what else?) that covers a full range of testing performed on climbing and rescue gear. Included are rescue rigger force calculations, highline drop-testing, comparative testing of high strength cord, and euro death-knot (aka flat overhand) testing. He has a variety of videos, papers, […]
Originally posted on Epinions several years ago (2000), I thought I would re-post my review of the La Sportiva Mythos climbing shoes as the original review became obscured in Epinions categories. La Sportiva Mythos Climbing Shoes Pros: Comfortable, multi-purpose, sensitive Cons: Laces are hard to replace Full Review: The multi-purpose La Sportiva Mythos is by […]
As an old school, block gymnastic chalk user, I’ve tried and then given away every other type of chalk to be released over the years. Everything other than the block chalk feels greasy to me. I pretty much assumed attempts at chalk innovation has stopped, but apparently a company called Terra Firma has some interesting […]