Training

Field Tested: Patagonia Houdini Jacket

Field Tested: Patagonia Houdini Jacket

Patagonia’s Houdini Jacket is a simple, lightweight, weather resistant shell that almost disappears into its own pocket when it’s not being used.  While advertised as a shell for runners on Patagonia’s website we tested it on some multi-pitch rock climbs where weight and bulk are the enemy.  The Houdini worked […]

Field Tested Review: Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Runner

Field Tested Review: Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Runner

Field Tested Review: Salomon Speedcross 3 Trail Runner. Trail Running is a fun way to cross train for alpine climbing, especially if you need to give your arms a break from the gym or crag. It is also an enjoyable activity in it’s own right, and one helluva lot more entertaining […]

Field Tested: OR Alibi II Gloves & Magic Tape

Field Tested: OR Alibi II Gloves & Magic Tape

Modern mixed routes require all sorts of tricks and tips to get right, whether just training or actually projecting something. Me, I’ll take all the help I can get on these steel-scarred rock climbs : shouted beta, laser-pointed-holds, and anything that will make it easier to hold onto my tools. […]