Dan Gatesposted an image about Mammut El Cap Climbing Helmet on July 28, 2016
perfect helmet for alpine climbing, fits well under a hood.
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perfect helmet for alpine climbing, fits well under a hood.
I bought these to replace a pair of shoes that ripped apart a few days before a climbing trip. I've done about 10 pitches in climbing in them so far and for the price I am really stoked.
Easy on Off
Sole seems durable
Thick sole reduces sensitivity
Rubber is pretty hard, seemed slick on cold rock. Similar to La Sportiva Mythos.
If you have a high arch the webbing across the top of the foot will become uncomfortable.
I generally climb in La Sportiva Muiras but I can burn through two pairs of those per summer pretty easily. I purchased these to be a more durable workhorse of a trad shoe, and so far the pros outweigh the cons.
As far as sizing I went with a half size down from my street shoe and it feels good in length.
perfect shoes for cruising up the Grand Teton
I am using this shoe as a around town/gym shoe and stoked on them. Really comfortable with great support. They seem to run true to size. My favorite feature is the wrap around tongue feature. The tongue never bunches or slips and feels like you are wearing a sock instead of a shoe.
These are a great pant to wear around the house or for jogging/gym. My first real experience jogging with them was a 5mile jaunt in Seattle. Even in the damp spring air they wicked moisture pretty well. They are too hot for most running, but excited to try them on some cold trail runs. They work great in the gym and as a climbing pant. However my favorite use for them is netflix and chill.
As far as fit goes they are pretty tight, they relax a little bit after a few wearings. After several wearings and a few washings they have a slim fit, but not too tight. I prefer this fit over some other joggers I have that end up looking like MC Hammer pants after several uses.
this is what the chest mount looks like snowboarding. super stable, but obviously the footage is going to favor one side.
3wt fiberglass switch rod paired with a Battenkill IV
I generally wear trail shoes since if i'm running it's on dirt, but I needed some new jogger/training shoes and picked these up. At first I didn't think I would love these since I am a huge Altra fan, but these are insanely comfortable. They have great rebound and spring. I really do feel like the shoes give me a little more energy on each step. They are great to be in for long periods of time and provide good support and stability in the gym.
Mickey Mouse Splitboard Mountaineering in the Geko Hot
Great rope for single and multipitch trad routes
Just picked this rope up and overall I am really impressed. I have climbed on Mammut ropes for years and really like them. Compared to my old Tusk the feel and quality are still there. This rope is more supple than most mammut ropes, and clips well right out of the packaging. My only real complaint is some weird flat spots in the core, I have felt this on a few other mammut ropes as well recently. Not sure what the deal is. Otherwise I love this thing. Will updated after the summer to report on durability.
6/7 weight reel spooled up with the 5wt Rio switch line and Echo Classic Switch 5wt rod
Maybe i've gotten use to vintage print, slim fitting, hipster shirts printed on thin fabric, but this shirt blows them out of the water. The fabric has a nice feel to it, but it is heavy duty. I have put mine through a year of abuse and it has withstood all the usual damage (fish slime, climbing chalk, mustard, and beer stains). I have no doubt this shirt will be in rotation for years to come and I have added a few more to the closet.
The Lynx is a great crampon and all you need to get you through four seasons of climbing. While it is pretty aggressive for a steep snow/alpine crampon the interchangeable toe bail allows you to wear this when wearing three season mountaineering boots such as the La Sportiva Trango or snowboard mountaineering boots. The point configuration also provides good purchase on low angle snow and glacier approaches. When it's time to get on vertical ice and mixed, slap on the wire toe bail and these match perfectly to ice boots/ski mountaineering boots.
Being able to run this dual or mono point is also nice, but any good crampon of this grade should have that option. The construction quality is excellent and the teeth stay sharp for a while. As a bonus these come with a great carrying case so you don't stab your puffy in your pack.
If you are looking for one crampon that fits a wide variety of boots and climbing situations, this is about as versatile as it gets.
I have had these crampons for a year and have used them on everything from WI5 routes to clawing my way up mixed routes and alpine summits. Pretty heavy, but they are indestructible. After a several hundred feet of alpine rock and mixed the teeth are still pretty damn sharp.
Not sure what the reviewer below is referring too in having to remove the anti-bailing plate to adjust, the crampons are easy to adjust by just lifting up the lever. Having the ability to run these in several different front point configurations is nice. If you are solely climbing steep water ice get the Blade Runners, however if you need a do-all crampon the c14 is a great choice.
Mixed Climbing in the Speed 2.0