Cole Nelson

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Cole Nelson wrote a question about on March 4, 2012

Question: I'm looking to get my first high end pair of shoes. I've been climbing in an OLD pair of flat, non aggressive Red Chilis and finally blew them out. I'm leading up to 5.11 sport and ready to get a more aggressive shoe that will help me keep moving up. These guys fit my wide foot great when i tried them on in store, and i'm sure they will work wonderfully on my boulder routes and difficult sport routes, but will they be annoyingly aggressive on long multi-pitch but not overly difficult 5.9ish routes? Considering the Shaman vs Katana, being the 2 best shoes i've found to fit my foot (wide forefoot, narrower heel)

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Cole Nelson wrote a question about on April 30, 2010

I have wide, flat feet. I wear a 13.5 in asics running shoes, width 4E. I wear some asolo powermatics (wide) for my normal backpacking boots, but am doing some higher peaks in the himalayas this fall and need some mountaineering boots.....any ideas on a pair that will come close to fitting?

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Cole Nelson wrote a question about on April 29, 2010

So i know that climbing helmets are not supposed to look "cool" but every one i've tried on so far has sat way on top of my head, unlike my biking and kayaking helmets which fit more comfortably. any suggestions? I normally wear a Large in whatever headgear i have

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Cole Nelson wrote a question about on October 10, 2009

This is primarily in response to the previous question about the goretex jackets and pants in Patagonia with Nols and how some Nols students didn't recommend their use. i will be doing the semester in Patagonia next fall and was looking for a new jacket to buy. I need it to handle my mountaineering needs but also to perform well in wet environments as i do a lot of trekking on the Appalachian and will be spending a month in Lima next summer. I was looking at the Alpha SV, will it get the job done?

also, i am 6'1'' and weigh 175. I need some room to layer for warmth, will a L be my best bet?

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