James Simmons

James Simmons

I LOVE Joe's Valley in central UT, AF Canyon, RMNP, and good ol LCC. Southern Utah is the bomb! I am currently located in American Fork UT.

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James's Bio

So I am 18 years old and climbing is my life. It is my religion. I love music and dancing, good laughs with friends and Travel. I can't stand being in the same place for to long and if I do some day put a nest down for myself... Well we'll see what happens... For now I am perfectly content to be a traveling part-time climber, soon to b a full time climber.

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James Simmons

James Simmons posted an image about on April 2, 2009

The Dragon is the answer...

I was wearing the V10's by FiveTen on my first two attempts on this V9 in Moab UT and my heal kept peeling off of a high heal hook used at the start making progression very difficult. I had just bought the Dragons and this was the first problem I ever wore them on. I sent the problem 3rd go using them. AMAZING SHOE!!!

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James Simmons

James Simmons wrote a review of on April 2, 2009

5 5

If your just getting into climbing and your looking for a great harness at an affordable price you came to the right place. If your not use to how a climbing harness feels, the Sama is a very comfortable break in to the climbing world. If you are a seasoned climber looking for something comfy to sit in while your working your project or while bolting something new the Sama is extremely comfortable and can definitely keep you hanging comfy while workin out a crux sequence. I use this harness for working projects and redpoint in the super light Petzl Hirundos. Sizing on this harness runs pretty true to size, however if your bordering the sizing chart you can size up or down depending on preference. For example, I have size 28 waist but I where a size medium in this harness because I am not looking for an aggressive fit, even though the sizing says I could fit as low as an XS. Hope this was helpful.

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James Simmons

James Simmons wrote a review of on April 2, 2009

5 5

This shoe is amazing. Perfect camber for steep routes or boulder problems, and unlike some of my other steep climbing shoes, the lace up allows me to size this shoe more comfortably than a moccasin or velcro shoe. I have a wider foot which made break in a little uncomfortable, but after some extended use, this has become one of my most comfortable shoes, and is my highest performing. I will continue to buy this shoe as long as it is in existence. I also own the Jet 7 and the V10 by FiveTen, the La Sportiva Solution, The Evolv Pontas, the Scarpa Booster, and the Mad Rock Super Loco. This shoe kicks the crap out of all of them with the Jet 7 coming in a close 2nd. I haven't used the FiveTen Project yet but this shoe is still amazing! Between the Dragon and the FiveTen Anasazi I will never need another shoe.

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James Simmons

James Simmons wrote a review of on March 25, 2009

5 5

So I camped in this tent for a week and I loved it. It's super easy to set up and take down and it's small packing size makes it convenient for already cramped camping trips. It has plenty of interior room for a two man tent and is pretty comfortable for chillin in. The only down side i can think of is that one of the two poles required to set up this tent runs directly over the exits making it a little awkward to exit the tent. On the whole though I would definitely rec this tent to anyone looking for a comfortable lightweight, easy setup, easy packing tent.

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James Simmons

James Simmons wrote a review of on January 30, 2009

5 5

This Pad is my all around favorite pad. It Fits great into the back of any car and provides a soft catch for that climber that "almost stuck it!" Unlike the mad pad, or metolius fat and cheap bastard pads, this pad does not have a crease in the middle that can bite you ankle if you fall off your highball project and land dead center on it. The taco design of this pad provides a solid landing with no risk of ankle tweakage. The side and bottom flaps make for awesome storage for that climber who always wants to have his gear ready to go at a moments notice. It is soft enough that you can sleep fairly comfortably on it if you had to and firm enough that, unless your trying to repeat Jason Kehl projects, you can fall of pretty much anything and get a safe catch. For highballs I would suggest combining this with the Black Diamond Mondo for perfect protection. All around this is my favorite pad of 6 different pad models I own.

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James Simmons wrote an answer about on January 29, 2009

I guess, but it's explicit purpose is to be laid in the dirt and jumped on by dirty climbers with their black shoes and their chalk dust (It's okay, I can say that, I'm one of them). It'd be like washing your doormat. Kind of pointless....washable, maybe. But it is made of 3.5 inches of foam. Foam holds water pretty good so it would be hard to dry it out properly. When we use ours, we just wipe off big bits of dirt, and slap the dusty spots a few times. This seems to release the dust/chalk nicely. It gets them clean enough to put in the back seat of our cars. At least that has been my experience. (I've never puked on one. etc.) For some reason these just don't stay dirty.

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