Tag: rock shoes

Review: Butora Altura Rock Shoe

Review: Butora Altura Rock Shoe

New to the climbing shoe scene, the Korean company Butora (BOO-TORE-AH) has come out with some great shoes and a unique fitting ideology that is sure to please climbers with hard-to-fit feet.  While it would be fun to test the entire line-up we have to start somewhere and so chose the […]

Field Tested: Scarpa Vapor V 2015

Field Tested: Scarpa Vapor V 2015

The 2015 version of the Vapor V has been on the market since the spring giving me the opportunity to really put them to the test.  I was a huge fan of Scarpa’s original Vapor V which were my go-to shoes for the gym and outdoor face climbing, both cragging […]

OR Summer 2015: Footwear

OR Summer 2015: Footwear

I’m always excited at the prospect of new boots. Lighter, stiffer, warmer, drier? Yes please! Arc’teryx announced their anticipated Acrux AR GTX boot. It is their take on a technical alpine boot and uses a lot of the technology and construction methods found in the Acrux shoe line. The Acrux […]

Comparison Review: Crack Climbing Shoes

Comparison Review: Crack Climbing Shoes

Comparison Review:  Crack Shoes As a climber, I find that one of the hardest pieces of equipment to get right are my climbing shoes.  They never feel the same in the atmosphere controlled environment of the local climbing shop after wearing them for a few minutes as they do wrapped […]

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, […]

A Few First Impressions (Gear Post)

A Few First Impressions (Gear Post)

A few first impressions of some new gear I’ve been using over the past couple of months. More detailed reviews coming once I have some more time with these pieces! BD X4 cams – In a word, awesome! Just like the C4 but narrower, and more flexible. Their narrower head […]