Indianapolis, IN///Red River Gorge, KY
very cool looking beanie, i got the cactus green. however, it is a lonnnnngggg beanie. way too long for my head...pulled down all the way, it sat wayyy below my eyes. bummer. anyway, it will make for a nice christmas gift for a friend with a slightly larger head than mine.
God i love these biners. i wouldn't rack my cams on anything else. they are incredibly lightweight and have a low profile that sits nicely in a loaded-down gear loop. my climbing buddy uses neutrinos and i have to say...after using and comparing both i wouldn't dare go for the neutrinos. the action on the XL's gate is exceptionally smoother, they are lighter, and they are cheaper to boot!
I wear this thing ALL the time. Super warm, super comfy, and just the right fit. the wool is great, not too itchy and really warm. the fleece ear band adds to the comfort and keeps the sweat out of your eyes if you really get moving. The beanie is suprisingly durable too. on a route i was recently on there was a chimney section that came to a small roof you had to pull to get to the belay. needless to say the beanie handled a fair amount of sandstone scraping without showing any wear. i love this thing so much i bought my brother one for christmas! he's not a climber, but this thing is super stylish for casual wear too.
i don't own this tent personally, but yes, it will come with stakes. bare minimum, it should include the exact amount needed to stake down the tent body and rainfly. i've never purchased a kelty tent, but they may include 1-2 more for extras or for guying out the fly as well.
Great biner if you are looking for a Big ole locker. it is a tad on the heavy side, but very burly and durable. i had one clipped to the back of my harness during a 130 ft squeeze chimney. aside from some scratches, it looked good as new!
love these draws and biners. the gate has a really great action too it and these are super light in the hand. the size is on the small side, but still easily clipped. the biners themselves are great for racking cams too. all in all I highly recommend WC biners. for the price and quality these xenon lite draws can't be beat so long as you don't mind the reduced size. if you are looking for a full size biner, go with the nitro. if you are looking for a creme de la creme draw, go with the heliums.
The trigger action is oh so smooth
The cam range is oh so wide
The colored lobes are oh so sexy
The protection is oh so reassuring when you are pumped out 10 ft above your last piece
Hail to thee, black diamond camalot!
Pair these with a lightweight biner (i love the WC xenon lites for racking my cams) and you are ready to get addicted to CRACK...climbing.
i believe these are standard size carabiners. Wild country's smaller biner draws are the xenon lites.
i love my pocket rocket! probably not the best for gourmet cooking, but when it comes to quickly boiling water and packing down to an incredibly small/lightweight size, there's nothing better. Crank it up full blast and it really does sound like a rocket--i've not used any other canister stoves so i can't really compare the volume, but it doesn't really bother me.
this duffel is the way to go--super durable construction, nearly waterproof, lightweight, utterly cavernous. if you are looking for a bottomless hole of a duffel to swallow all the gear and clothing you can throw in it, look no further. i ordered the Large and it works perfectly for me.Oh and i ordered the oxidant orange--the color looks much cooler in real life than it does in the pic above.
quality, lightweight footprint that greatly extends the life of the tent, there really isn't a reason NOT to buy one, so do yourself a favor and get one when you order your pine island. After you click submit, smile knowing you've just ordered the baddest tent/footprint around.
pretty sure backcountry only does retail man, no wholesale. i would imagine you would have to buy way more than three units from any distributor to get a pricebreak anyway.
how tall are you? better yet, how long is your torso? if you get on osprey's website, you can check out the exact torso lengths for each size.
this package really is a great deal! with this and a pair of shoes you will be set for gym climbing or heading outside with some friends. it's hard to say when the size you desire will be in stock though, your best bet is to ask backcountry directly via their live chat, the button is in the upper right corner.
seeing as this is a 3 year old model, i really doubt it will ever be in stock again. here's a newer model. similar design and lighter to boot. http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/Black-Diamond-Betamid-Shelter/BLD0197M.html
it's always a good idea to get a footprint. you don't NEED it, but think of it as a cheap insurance plan for the life of your tent. it really increases the durability of the tent floor and only adds a little weight to the setup.
your best bet is to ask backcountry directly via their "chat now" button in the upper right hand corner. If it's not coming back in stock they can definitely point you in the direction of a comparable 2-person tent.
i'm in the process of building my trad rack and am about to order a set of BD camalots (#0.5-3). after that my young rack will consist of the cam set, a set of BD nuts, set of BD hexes, and an additional #1 and 2x #2 camalots. my question is, if i were to buy one additional cam to supplement my set, which size should i get? i was thinking either #0.3 or #5, but am not sure which will really be more useful. if it helps, a majority of my climbing is done on sandstone in the Red River Gorge, KY.
super smooth to feed rope through and locks down a fall like no one's business. this little piece of gear is extremely versatile and pretty lightweight. an excellent device to have on just about any climbing rack. belay w/one or two ropes, rappel with one or two ropes, regular or high friction mode, there are plenty of options to suite almost any situation.
excellent all purpose belay/rappel device. Here it is at the start of the second pitch of "bedtime for bonzo (5.6+) a fun 2 pitch trad route that tops out to one of the best views in the Red River Gorge.