Tag: carabiners

Training – DIY Training Tools

Training – DIY Training Tools

As a climber, there comes a time in your life where you find THAT route. The one you can’t figure out and it eats away at you. So you make it a project. You come back to it a few times, flail around and attempt to piece it together on […]

Review: Grivel Twin Gate carabiners

Review: Grivel Twin Gate carabiners

I really appreciate innovation. It doesn’t always result in the lightest, best or most versatile piece of gear but I admire the vision and drive to push the possibilities. Sadly, there aren’t that many truly innovative products these days. Grivel’s Twin Gate carabiner system is firmly in the innovative category. […]

OR Summer 2014: Highlights

OR Summer 2014: Highlights

OR Summer 2014 is still going on but I’m already home due to a very tight schedule this summer. With only two days to spend on the show floor it was a whirlwind tour, but here are the highlights from the show. Full report coming later next week. For ease […]

OR Show Report, Summer 2013, Day 2.0

OR Show Report, Summer 2013, Day 2.0

I am not quite sure how to sum up today. I was on the floor from 9 – 6 and all I got to eat and drink were energy gels, powerbar samples and various hydration mixes (well, and a couple of beers courtesy of BD! – I know, hard life, […]

Field Tested: Camp Photon ‘biners

Field Tested: Camp Photon ‘biners

Carabiners are a great place to save some weight on your rack: relatively inexpensive but with the potential for a massive weight savings. When I started ice climbing, my draws were composed of older Black Diamond Positrons at 50 grams per ‘biner. Twelve draws at 100-grams each adds up to […]