The open front pockets are not good for climbing at all...for $60 these should all be zips, not open. The built-in belt is a way old-school metal buckle where you can't just pull the strap and quick-tighten, but you must hold the buckle, pull the strap forward while fidgeting it, hold it down so it doesn't slip back, then pull the strap...super lame. Last, these have all the style of Burger King's 1979 line of performance fast food pants...and just as hot. They are 'turd' brown, darker than they seem in the photo. I'd return them but bought them for a month out of country and now i'm past the return window by default.
On the good side, they are tough with one good side zip pocket on the left leg, though its so odd shaped, you can't get a wallet in it. They also fit well but for climbing...huh-uh.They do dry quickly though, a plus. They also look stark with nearly any shirt, esp t-shirts.
Last, why are all the ''climbing / hiking'' pants in washed out khaki / browns / navies? Makes me feel depressed. Prana, Columbia, et al should take a tip from Carhart and lighten & brighten just a tad. You'de stand to gain by mimicking the Carhart style loose fit with the same fabrics / materials, better zips & belts, and you'll have a winner.