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Micah Lewkowitz

Micah Lewkowitz

Wasatch Range, Alaska Range, N. Cascades, & Desert SW.

Micah Lewkowitz's Passions

Skiing
Climbing

Micah Lewkowitz's Bio

Born in Massachusetts, I became a passionate climber at various crags around New England. In 2006, I started guiding and instructing rock, ice, and mountaineering climbs full time, honing my skills around the contiguous US, Alaska, South America, Canada, and Mexico. As the founder of Alpine Existence Climbing Guides, I am excited to offer climbers a customized climbing experience with focus on technique and skill development. www.alpineexistence.com offers climbers tech tips, gear reviews, and personalized guided climbs to help you meet your climbing goals around the world . . . Stay informed on new climbing techniques, gear, and more, like our Facebook page!

Micah Lewkowitz

Micah Lewkowitzwrote a review of on April 23, 2014

5 5

Fit: True to size

After testing this sock guiding and climbing alpine routes in the Wasatch Range, I'm impressed by the durability and elasticity of the sock. No slipping down the calf as I've seen with other brands. Warm and comfortable, thanks to Darn Tough's seamless stitching! Check out a detailed gear review and comparison:

http://alpineexistence.com/darn-tough-mountaineering-sock-review/

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Micah Lewkowitzwrote a review of on November 5, 2013

4 5

Fit: Runs small

The Stonelands slipper is a good alternative to the classic Moccasym for desert crack climbing, offering more midsole support, less sloppy edging, and a deeper heel cup. The Stonelands is sized significantly smaller than its counterpart though. I wear a street shoe 10.5 (EU 44), Mythos 43, Miuras 42.5, Anasazi 10, and Moccasym 9.5. I couldn't even come close to fitting my foot in the 9.5 Stonelands though and a size 10 is still wicked tight fitting to put on due to the smaller opening and heel cup shape, though it climbs fingers-hands cracks just right (flat toed) after the break-in period. Overall, this is a nice shoe that offers more overall performance than the Moccasym but the sizing is challenging.

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Micah Lewkowitzwrote a review of on November 4, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love the brightness of this lantern compared to any battery powered one I've used before. The style is also super neat, definitely a more legitimate camping aesthetic. I was disappointed though that the glass cover is so flimsy, it broke while installing it; though this doesn't take away much functionality it is a sign of the delicateness of the lantern. The brightness is easily adjustable and directly related to fuel efficiency. Also, it is bit loud but it quickly becomes background noise.

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Micah Lewkowitzwrote a review of on September 24, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I enjoy these gloves for warmer temps climbing and longer belay duty. The gloves are very dexterous and comfortable, making them usable in a wide range of nuanced climbing tasks. The gloves also breath well so summer temps don't make your hand sweat profusely. Unfortunately the synthetic leather on the palm doesn't last very long and starts to wear after multiple abseils.

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