Cedar Wright

Cedar Wright

Yosemite CA, Indian Creek UT, Boulder CO. World Travel Addict

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Cedar's Passions

Trad Climbing
Backpacking
Trail Running
Hiking
Mountain Biking
Ice Climbing
Mountaineering
Sport Climbing
Bouldering

Cedar's Bio

I am a firm believer in the power of passion to open doors and put you where you need to be in life. I've found that dedication, hard work, and a never say die attitude can get you to the wildest and most surprising places.

For me this "dedication" I speak of came in the form of five years spent living in my truck, climbing full time in places like Yosemite and Joshua Tree, surviving on 5000 dollars or less a year, and sometimes diving in dumpsters for food! I look back on those days as some of the best times of my life.

I try to treat all people equally and give everyone I meet my ear and my time. You never know what you might learn at the least expected time from the least expected person. If I'm teasing you mercilessly, that means I love you...if I'm keeping my mouth shut, I don't have anything nice to say. I'm a big fan of gallows humor and look for laughs when the chips are down.

Climbing is my life. My philosophy might be encapsulated as "The next one is the best one," be it a trip, a climb or a moment in time...thats how I roll. I've lost enough friends to know that life is to be savored and cherished as if each day was your last.

These days, I'm one of those lucky punks that it's hard not to be a little jealous of. I have to pinch myself sometimes...am I really living the dream, sponsored by The North Face to travel the world in search of the next great vertical adventure? Ha...I guess I am!

Beyond Climbing rocks of all sizes, I'm super psyched to compose and record music, make movies, paint, ride my mountain bike, write for Climbing Magazine, set up crazy slack lines, update my facebook, film my friends cranking the gnar, saute things, eat ice cream, lust after apple products, jump between towers, look at the stars, jump rope, get to know new cultures, and spend time with the people I love...and other stuff too! I consider myself a fortunate soul and try to savor every moment of this beautiful gift called life with out sounding like an overly sentimental cheeseball. If you'd like to see what shenanigans I'm up to lately, check out verticalcarnival.blogspot.com

Cedar Wright

Cedar Wright wrote a review of on October 18, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

This is one of my prized possessions! For warmth to weight ratio, this jacket is hard to beat, and it's pretty cool looking to boot. The 950 fill down is Amazingly Warm for how light it is... and an unheralded feature of this jacket is that because it is so light, it is my unscientific opinion, that it seems to regulate fluctuations in body temperature. This is one of those examples of you get what you pay for. I really love this jacket. At 5'10" and 155 lbs, the medium fits me perfectly. This is the best down jacket I've ever used.

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Cedar Wright wrote a review of on March 14, 2013

5 5

I really mean it, the Leonidas is an incredible jacket. I've used probably thirty different water proof jackets and this is by far my favorite. The first thing you will notice is the softer touch of the jacket which doesn't feel like all the other crinkly water proof jackets you've ever used...it really is soft to the touch, but water still beads up and the high vent keeps you bone dry in a downpour. What really clinched the deal for me on this jacket though is the four-way stretch, which means that this jacket moves with you and feels like a soft shell, but is waterproof, not "water-resistant." Finally this jacket is not much heavier than a windbreaker, so you don't feel like you are wearing a really heavy plastic bag when you climb, run or go get the mail.

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Cedar Wright wrote a review of on March 14, 2013

5 5

This is the perfect bar, to crag to mountain hoody. More than any other layer, the lightweight hooded fleece layer is the type I use climbing, and I've climbed thousands of feet in my Canyonlands hoody since I got it, but I also have found myself throwing this on when I head out for drinks with friends, because not only is it functional, it's pretty damn stylish too!

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Cedar Wright wrote a review of on March 14, 2013

5 5

This is the most bomber tent in the world. Take a look at a picture of a high altitude basecamp and count the VE 25s. Seriously this tent has probably seen more death defying gnar then any other ten in the history of tents. This is a great ten for winter camping, or for people who want the most bomber shelter possible in the other three seasons.

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Cedar Wright wrote a review of on March 14, 2013

5 5

This jacket is my go to insurance for multi pitch climbs in spring and fall conditions where I climb in a poly or fleece layer and then whip this baby out for belaying. The Verto Micro really is the perfect marriage of windbreaker, and down, and is incredibly warm for how light it is. It stuffs into it's own pocket so when I'm climbing I clip it to my harness and forget it is there, and that pertex fabric is crazy durable for how light it is. This is a genuinely innovative and useful hybrid piece of kit for anyone who needs ultra light insurance agains the wind and cold.

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Cedar Wright wrote a review of on March 14, 2013

5 5

This is everything I love in a pack; lightweight, simple, and versatile. The verto really grooves with my minimalist philosophy on packs. I've used this pack for everything from cragging to alpine climbing, to bouldering, to cruising around town. If you are a traveler this is the perfect pack to throw in your luggage... the verto packs down to nothing and is ready to be deployed once you touch down. The Verto really is a bad ass versatile pack.

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Cedar Wright wrote a review of on November 18, 2012

Strongest Most Durable 9mm in the WORLD!
5 5

In my opinion this is the best lead line in the world today. The perfect balance of weight and durability. I have climbed on so many ropes I could never count them, but this rope is special, like a secret weapon in my quiver. I try to shave weight wherever I can, but other 9mm lead lines I've climbed on felt dicey, and were shredded after a few climbs. Because of the super thick sheath and tight weave on this rope it handles like magic and lasts longer than most ten mils I've climbed on. And I can say from experience that Bluewater has by far the best dry treatment of any rope I've tried. If you factor in that this rope will last much longer and is much stronger and handles better than the competition, there really is no reason to buy any other 9mm lead line. As an added bonus you are supporting a very cool Family owned company that hand inspects every rope and takes pride in making the best ropes out there!

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Cedar Wright wrote a review of on November 18, 2012

Lightest Most Durable 9mm in the WORLD!!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

In my opinion this is the best lead line in the world today. The perfect balance of weight and durability. I have climbed on so many ropes I could never count them, but this rope is special, like a secret weapon in my quiver. I try to shave weight wherever I can, but other 9mm lead lines I've climbed on felt dicey, and were shredded after a few climbs. Because of the super thick sheath and tight weave on this rope it handles like magic and lasts longer than most ten mils I've climbed on. And I can say from experience that Bluewater has by far the best dry treatment of any rope I've tried. If you factor in that this rope will last much longer and is much stronger and handles better than the competition, there really is no reason to buy any other 9mm lead line. As an added bonus you are supporting a very cool Family owned company that hand inspects every rope and takes pride in making the best ropes out there!

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Cedar Wright wrote an answer about on October 16, 2012

I can say that after using one of the harness very hard for nearly a year, with lots of chimneys, jamaring and some big whips that you don't have to worry about the plastic parts. They aren't load bearing and just there to make sure you have a perfect fit around the legs, which I really like.

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Cedar Wright wrote a review of on October 10, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this Sleeping bag, and find it perfect for three season usage. It's simple, ultra light, and my go to sleeping bag for everything but winter conditions. I'm a huge fan of full zip bags because you can use them in warmer weather as a blanket.

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Cedar Wright wrote a review of on October 10, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Yeah I know, your heading on an adventure and you've got to stay light. I know that the sun is shining and what could go wrong right? Well the clouds come in quick and now it's kind of cold. Boom..... Thank goodness you brought the verto, heck it weighs less than a cliff bar and it just saved your ass.

Seriously thought I bring this thing on mulipitch climbs all the time, because it stuffs into it's pocket and clips to your harness, weighs nothing and is remarkably warm. Plus the Sublime Green is super fun.

Verto for Sure Yo.

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Cedar Wright wrote a review of on October 10, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used this jacket climbing on the Diamond on Longs Peak quite a bit this year, and found it to be the perfect balance of weight to warmth for that application. I really like the hybrid technology of insulation in the body and fleece in the extremities.... I think this is a really well thought out jacket..... and it has a nice fitted stylish appeal as well.

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Cedar Wright wrote a review of on October 10, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I just spent a month in these shoes on a first ascent adventure in the Ukraine and was putting some hard miles of heinous hiking, talus hopping and technical approaching, and was really impressed with this shoe. This shoe is sticky and I've soloed the 1st flatiron in Boulder in it 5.4. Best of all this shoe is durable, unlike some approach shoes that just self destruct in the talus. Finally, I think this shoe looks good on you feet. I wore it to the bar, had a whiskey, and felt like a boss.

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Cedar Wright wrote a review of on October 10, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I really like this jacket, and spent a month climbing in Patagonia in it, and found it to be perfect. I really like the mix of fleece and down, and this is a nice weight for stuffing in your pack until you need it.

Plus it's called the crimptastic. That's fantastic.

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Cedar Wright wrote a review of on October 10, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This jacket is amazingly warm for how light it is, or is it amazing light for how warm it is??? Anyways, the "strategically mapped" baffles basically mean increased mobility. When Renan, Conrad and Jimmy climbed Merus Sharks Fin, they all wore this jacket, and were super psyched on it. This is a great belay jacket for cold conditions, or for brushing snow off your car when it dumps.

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Cedar Wright wrote a review of on July 13, 2012

5 5

OH Verto, You are the Bomb
I couldn't say this with enough Aplomb.
That is why I have written this song.
Everything is right about you nothing is Wrong.
When it's summit or plummet you are my queen.
The best on route pack that I've ever seen.
With perfect design, minimal and clean.
You help me send the gnarly and mean.
From the Himalayas to Alaskas big walls.
From Yosemite to Zion or wherever duty calls.
You are the dreamy pack that I always need.
My love for you is deep, true yes indeed.
And when I need groceries,
Or to cary some Schwag.
Well For those Uses.
Your also a GREAT BAG.

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Cedar Wright wrote a review of on July 13, 2012

5 5

Insert angelic choir of rapture here. Picture me inappropriately caressing and kissing this irresistibly desirable little siren of a temptress. One thing that sucks a big one about most lockers is that they weigh about five thousand pounds, and are about as sexy as a tipped over porta-potty. This is not that locker. It is purple, slender, light-weight, easy to clip, and makes you ten percent more beautiful just by clipping it to your rack. Seriously though, this is the best locker I have ever used... I frigging love the thing. Picture miraculous rays of light glinting and flitting upon said Biner, as harp music echos delicately in the background.

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