Let’s start this review off with a caveat. I’m a trad dad. You know the type. A middle-aged guy who loves long moderate trad routes. I climb some sport routes every season but I’m not as concerned with sending the hardest routes anymore. Truth be told I never was. Same with bouldering. I do a lot of it in the gym but all my climbing that isn’t multi-pitch is considered training for my climbing trips, so I’m in good enough shape to get in a lot of pitches. [Continue reading] about Petzl Adjama Climbing Harness Review & Rating!
In a world of shiny cams, why would anyone care about some oddly shaped metal at the end of a wire? Stoppers, nuts, chocks or wires. Call them what you will. So many names for a piece of tapered metal. But can you really call yourself a trad … [Continue reading] about Black Diamond Offset Stoppers Review
Like everything these days, we are buried with options. When I started climbing the only shop that had climbing shoes had two models. Not two brands. Two models. I had the choice of Boreal Fire and La Sportiva Mariacher. In my first few years of … [Continue reading] about Scarpa Vapor V Review
We all want to be better and stronger climbers, but simply being on the wall doesn’t always do the trick. On days you can’t be climbing, workouts are the easiest way to strengthen muscles. Here are 5 simple workouts that you can do at home watching … [Continue reading] about 5 Workouts to Strengthen Your Climbing Anywhere
When you first build your trad rack you'll probably have cams that go as small as .75 inches. That will cover you on most easier climbs but as you move up the grades you will find the need for smaller more flexible cams. While there are a lot of … [Continue reading] about Black Diamond Camalot X4 Review