I am a Tennessee Native and am currently living in beautiful Salt Lake City. I completed a Northbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2012. I grew up camping, hiking, climbing, biking, handling snakes(joke, maybe)and spending all my time in the mountains of East Tennessee. I ventured out West 6 years ago and spend everyday trying to get after it in the gigantic playground that is Utah. I love talking gear, swapping stories, and helping you take on that next adventure. FOLLOW ME for killer gear reviews and insight. . GIVE ME A CALL OR SHOOT ME AN EMAIL if you are heading to the crag, shredding the pow or hiking at 13,000 feet and I'll get you hooked up with all the right gear. YOU CAN CONTACT ME AT 1-800-409-4502 EXT 4446 MONDAY - FRIDAY 8AM - 4PM OR EMAIL AT GCONNER@BACKCOUNTRY.COM
If you want a harness that's comfortable, easy to get in and out of and has a pretty decent weight, then there is no reason not to get this guy. Sizing is spot on as well.
I own three of these and love them. Great fit for most any activity, wicks well and feels great.
I never thought I would try a toe sock, and yes, it was a little strange at first. However, after the first mile or so I was hooked. The fit is fantastic and the sock doesn't move on you at all. My toes were able to splay and align, fitting the design of my shoe like a regular sock doesn't allow. Needless to say, I can't wait to put on the miles wearing these.
I am building up my rack and recently purchased this set to compliment my C4s and my partners TCUs. I love placing these cams, especially the yellow through red. They are solid, place easily, fit into awkward and small spots and fill in the gaps well where the smaller C4s don't quite work. The flexible stem is fantastic on every piece but the 6. It's floppy and really awkward to place.
Climbing in Moab, UT
I wear this super comfy mid weight piece as my base layer or a single layer when snowboarding, hiking, climbing, running, laying around the house, and even going out to the bar. It's extremely comfortable with a looser but not too loose fit. The offset shoulder seams and forward side seams are what really set this piece apart. I really love the length as well. I'm 510 175 and went with a Medium.
Prophecy Wall, ST George, UT
I got a 70 meter at the beginning of our early spring in Utah and have been abusing it as often as possible. This guy has been to Red Rock, Moab, St George and spends a considerable amount of time in the Cottonwoods at home. It loves rough rock thanks to a super tough sheath, it's lightweight for a 10.2 so dragging it up multiple pitches is not a worry and it has a nice soft catch when you take that big fall. I'm stoked on this rope.
Hey Sanford, the largest size we carry this in is XXL. On Marmot's website, they do carry the PreCip in a 3xl, but not this one.
Hey Al, most likely you will want to go with a Large, I'm 5'10 175, and the medium fits really well. Double check your chest size though as that's going to be the best indicator. A Large is 42-44 inches
Beating the wind and cold on the Lunch Ledge, LCC
Approach climb in LCC
I've only owned this bag for a month, but everywhere I've climbed people have stopped me to check out the Haku. So what makes this rope bag great? Lets start with packability - Featuring a roll top closure, this guy gets my 70 meter rope nice and compact allowing me to get it into my 35 liter pack and still have a little room left over. The design is really neat, allowing you to simply pick up the corners of the tarp and the rope drops down the middle right into a bucket for easy transport/cleanup, all while keeping it flaked. The internal carrying strap makes carrying the bag from climb to climb a breeze. The tarp could stand to be a little bigger but is enough to get the job done. And as stated in other reviews, a bigger tarp would mean a loss in packability.
These pants are a slimmer standard fit, really breathable and awesomely stretchy. They also are stain resistant and dry quickly. Perfect from crag to bar.
Most comfortable approach style shoe out there. The 3F system offers amazing heel retention(usually my biggest issue), multiple foot beds and also the lacing is great for different adventures, hiking, technical approaches and climbing, and the rubber, although not the stickiest, does a good job. The GTX is a must for varied conditions. I use these with a pair of gaiters for snow hiking and stay nice and dry. Perfect shoe for the Wasatch or anywhere you'll be with technical scrambles and hikes.
got my brother a pair as well, 9.5 street shoe and 8.5 in these
-Sunny and Steep Crag in Red Rock
I love these shoes. I bought them primarily for long days, multi pitch routes and cracks but pretty much use them for everything. After a little bit of stretching, the unlined leather fits my foot perfectly snug. They are a great all round shoe, smear really well and the stealth rubber performs well on pretty much any surface. Only downside is edging and they stretch a ton so buy small! For sizing, I wear an 8.5 street shoe, went with a 7.5 in this and wear an 8 in the Anasazi VCS