With the recent Nalgene and BPA bottle scare, I decided to start replacing my collection of water bottles. To be honest, I hadn’t looked at bottles for a while. I like the standard lexan Nalgene wide-mouth bottles, so I just kept buying them when needed without even really looking at other options. I also know […]
I’m a firm believer that a serious boulderer needs three types of crash pads. First, there’s the all-around workhorse crash pad. At a standard size of about 40″ by 50″ feet, this pad will take care of the vast majority of your bouldering needs. Most crash pad models fall into this category and you likely […]
From the diary of a [newbie] rock climber, we get a great review of the premier of Spray: one thing that will strike you about this movie is the emphasized pairing of music with climbing problems. at times you feel like you are watching segmented 4 minute music videos. the pairings work mostly. there were […]
I’ve been following a relatively new site called DailyClimber that offers a single deal per day on a climbing related product. Similar to Backcountry.com’s Steep and Cheap, DailyClimber focuses more on climbing specific items (though there are often more general outdoor products offered). Each item is only offered for one day or until it’s sold […]
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.
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…
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 […]