Little Cottonwood Canyon, and the San Rafael Swell.
These jugs are the definition of over engineering. Linkage, and tons of moving parts combine to make a messy jug.
I'd give this ski the namesake of a "Mid Superfat" ski Mark. Not a 130mm but not 100mm, right in the middle. The 115mm waist will float like a pro, but allow you to engage your edges quickly for hard pack shredding thus giving you the best of both worlds for inbounds skiing.
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The Tibloc is tiny, but extremely useful, durable, and a multitool mixed into one. Need to haul? Need to ascend a line? Rescue? It can do it all.
I love these shoes, and even though that's weird to say about an inanimate object I stand by my words. Whether it be in the gym, boulders, sport routes, or crack lines these things kill it!
This rope like Levie125 said is a "Workhorse". I highly recommend this cord for anyone who needs a long lasting confidence inspiring line. I use this thing primarily for longer routes, and walls. Needless to say I have yet to even put a dent in it!
Here I am in southern Utah enjoying a swig from my bag! I use the 4L year round for hiking, skiing, climbing, and camping. It's the only one I own, and the thing is TOUGH! Highly recommended for people who like compact, lightweight stuff!
This hoodie is definitely the highest used piece of gear in my quiver. Year round use! This thing takes a lick'n and keeps on tick'n!
This cord is suitable for setting up anchors, and top ropes. However if you wish to use this cord repeatedly for toproping, and let's say that is how you primarily access your climbing routes I would suggest something in the 7-8mm range.
This is strictly for the longevity of your cord. Should you use this 6mm repeatedly for an entire season of setting up TR's it will see significantly more wear and tear than something of a thicker diameter. I would push for the 7-8mm cord for setting up top ropes.
If you're looking for something to use for multipitch climbing I would suggest something along the 6-7mm range. This size will pack small, be lighter, and be easier to handle. You don't put as much strain or work on a piece of cord when multipitch climbing as you do when soley top roping off an anchor.
Good question! Generally for canyoneering you want something 9mm or above due to abrasive rock, and weird traversing/walk back multi-pool descents. A 7mm tag line will not take the abuse you dish out in a slot, and trusting your and your partners lives to something that can't take that kind of treatment isn't wise.
I would suggest http://www.backcountry.com/edelweiss-canyon-static-9.6mm-rope?rr=t for a good starter canyoneering line. It's beefy enough to withstand several seasons worth of rappelling and abuse, but skinny enough to pack small, and be lightweight.
Also most slots have ever evolving anchor situations. Meaning you need to be prepared to descend the canyon as if there are no fixed bolted anchors. Having the know how can be developed over years of working you way up to more difficult canyons or by apprenticing under the tutelage of an old grey beard.
Something like http://www.backcountry.com/blue-water-pre-cut-accessory-cord-6mm-x-100ft is essential to having on your rack, and the knowledge of appropriate knots in different scenarios. Generally slot anchors will be anywhere from 1 to 2 bolts with cord/webbing tied into the bolt hangers, and a rappel ring at the master point. To a log jam tied off in the same manner. All the way to a stack of rocks wrapped with webbing.
Canyoneering is not like rock climbing in that rock climbers love to have super over built rappel anchors. Canyoneers love it sketchy! That said be safe, and have fun.
leaving it halfway unzipped will allow for some venting, but not a lot. this jacket is a last resort "OH SH*T" piece of apparel. I wore mine on a climb where it poured rain on us, and this jacket did nothing I was soaked through. This thing kills it for beefing up your warmth when layered over top, and for protecting from the wind.
The slings are by far the best on the market right now. The sewn in stitch gives them a smooth handling feel unmatched by competitors. Not to mention the exposed ends of competitors slings I've owned in the past have been subject to fraying whereas the sewn protected ends of the Mammut 8mm do not.
These slings are my standard trad sling whether it be over the shoulder or racked on my harness. The obvious downfall of using Dyneema is it's inability to hold a knot well, but there are easy fixes around there using other tools on your rack.
Overall I would recommed 10 60cm slings and 2 120cm slings for any climber looking to build their first trad rack.
This jacket is everything I hoped, and more. It's lightweight has all the bells and whistles. Detachable hood is a feature I haven't used yet, but can envision the pro's of having that option. Stuff sack is a great size, and once stuffed the jacket can double as a pillow.
All in all I would recommend this jacket to all my friends, and even my enemies.
Wasn't to sure what to expect when this thing came in, but I'm pleasantly surprised. This pack is extremely well built, and even without the ABS system would be one of The North Face's better ski touring packs. The only thing keeping this from being 5 stars is it's weight. Until we in the USA are allowed lighter weight bottles then we are going to have to deal with heavier ABS packs.
Having used previous years ascension series skins I bought these wanting to get something that glides better and packs down smaller. These skins glide great, and pack down small enough to fit into my theta ar jacket pockets. However the glue does not perform as well as years past.
By this I mean once you are running multiple laps your skins inevitably get wet by ice and snow. After which they'll lose a lot of their holding power. If you're out on a super long committed tour this can really screw you!
Overall good design, but poor glue choice.
Yes, the hammer is designed for driving pickets and pitons. Get after it!
I've had this shirt ever since it dropped, and I love it. The fit and feel of the fabric is top notch not to mention the style is killer. Highly recommended T shirt!
Love this pad! Light and easy to carry while still providing good protection against falls with the dual density padding. The carpet square in the middle is icing on the cake!
Good crew sock for trail running and hiking. They dry quickly, and have a nice stitch around the crucial areas.
This thing does it all pretty darn well. Everything from day hikes, trail running, longer rock routes, and school stuff. I use this thing for everything and it hasn't disappointed me yet. I would definitely suggest this pack to anyone looking for a small pack to add to their quiver.
This rope has probably thickest sheath I've ever climbed on, but still retains a great amount of feel and supple character despite it's weight. I would recommend this rope to anyone who top rope's a lot or climbs in an area with unusually sharp rock.