Camp / Hike
Never Ice Climb with Running Water
July 6, 2012
A few years ago I was ice climbing a free standing waterfall near Vail, CO. With nearly every plunge of the axe into the ice, I’d hear water running as I lead the climb....
Set up an Anchor with a Long Sling [How To]
June 15, 2012
In the last post I showed you how to rack a long sling such at the Metolius Equalizer. I promised to show you how to use it to equalize two or three pieces, so from Eleven...
Rack a Long Sling Like the Metolius Equalizer [How To]
June 5, 2012
It can be difficult to carry a 10′ long sling like the Metolius Equalizer. This is how I rack the sling to make it easily accessible and not knotted up. Have a different...
Kuhl Elite Cafe Hoody from the Garden of Eden [Review]
May 23, 2012
Kuhl’s Elite Cafe Hoody is very warm for its weight, packs small, and has vents in the hood. It has an SPF rating of 50 so you won’t get burned in the hottest...
Marmot Reactor Hoody from the Garden of the Gods [Review]
May 20, 2012
A review of Marmot’s Reactor Hoody, on a day of climbing at Colorado’s Garden of the Gods. The jacket packs small but packs serious warmth and a great fitting...
Smartwool TML Mid Full-Zip Hoody from Pikes Peak [Gear Review]
May 1, 2012
My initial impression of the Smartwool TML Mid Full-zip Hoody from the side of Pikes Peak. Sorry about the wind noise half-way through. It can’t be helped sometimes....
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