Tag: tips

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 […]

Dirt Bag Guides: Canmore

Dirt Bag Guides: Canmore

Tom Livingstone and Uisdean Hawthron visited the Canadian Rockies for some alpine climbing in September, living mostly our of their rented van and poaching WiFi wherever possible. Since I live here, I rarely have issues with finding my bed or WiFi, so I thought I’d ask them for a visitors’ […]

Field Tested Review: Innate Gear ‘gear’

Field Tested Review: Innate Gear ‘gear’

Innate Gear is a Vancouver, BC-based company that makes a lot of cool ‘things’ for storing and transporting various ‘stuff.’ This includes everything from vacuum insulated bottles, stainless steel flasks and other food-storage containers to stuff sacks, travel towels and document envelopes. Due to Innate’s commitment to sustainable design and […]

Long Term Review: The Basic Ascender

Long Term Review: The Basic Ascender

Ever since I first laid eyes on this little device hanging off my buddy’s harness, I knew I had to have one. Simple ascender, rappel backup, makeshift belay device, part of a hauling setup: this little device is probably the single most versatile piece of gear I take into the […]

Comparison: Scarpa Rebel Pro vs Ultra

Comparison: Scarpa Rebel Pro vs Ultra

The Scarpa Rebel Ultra and Rebel Pro are virtually identical boots. They share the same last, fit, insulation and, best as I can tell, the whole lower 2/3 of the boot – basically the part that encases your foot. Both boots have front and rear crampon bails, Gore-Tex waterproof linings […]

How To: Four Usable Ice Clippers

How To: Four Usable Ice Clippers

Black Diamond’s revised-for-2013 Aspect and Lotus harnesses are as close to perfect as I’ve come across, so far. The only feature they are lacking is four properly positioned ice clipper slots. Here’s my how-to guide to attach two ice clippers to the back of the harness, utilizing the massive stash […]