Gear review

OR Splitter Glove

I was super reluctant to try out a pair of crack gloves…  While I have taped my hands in the past for certain routes, the idea of wearing a crack […]

Outdoor Research “Uberlayer” Jacket

If you are looking for an awesome insulating layer that wi ll keep you warm, breath and work alone as an outerlayer as well, look no further.  I got to use […]

Choosing the right boot

Since a lot of work I do involves Alpine objectives and summertime mountaineering, I get a lot of questions regarding what type of boots to buy.  Without exaggeration I spend […]

BlueWater 9.1 Icon Rope

I’m tied into a rope at least 250 days a year so I feel I have a good sense on what works and what doesn’t.  Generally speaking a skinny rope […]

Outdoor Research “Warrant” Gloves

Gloves are one of the the most important, yet least talked about pieces of gear for ice climbing.  You need a pair of gloves that will keep your hands warm […]

Petzl Sirocco Helmet

Petzl’s latest “coup” is a big orange light one, in the form of helmet! It’s so light (165gr) that it’s half the weight of standard helmets. The foam Petzl decided […]