Monthly Archives: July 2010

Petzl Corax Climbing Harness

Both Petzl and Black Diamond make climbing equipment of incredible quality. Arc’teryx also makes some really incredible lightweight harnesses – ideal for gym climbers or dedicated lightweight sport climbers. Don’t let this review influence your personal preferences too much – … Continue reading

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Sea-To-Summit Pocket Shower

Pros: Super lightweight and packable. Has a large water capacity for how small it packs. Nozzle allows for adjustable flow, and is easy to use. Cons: Doesn’t heat as fast as some similar ‘solar’ shower models. However, if left all … Continue reading

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Black Diamond Venom Ice Axe

Pros: Fairly lightweight, with a very well-balanced swing. It plunges and self-arrests very well. The slightly bent shaft provides additional clearance over snow/ice. The tech pick provides good balance between technical performance on ice/hard snow and self-arrest capability, but can … Continue reading

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Not Victory – But Success

Encouraged by gradually clearing weather, I decided to give Shasta another go this last weekend. I slept in a bit, spent a leisurely day of swimming and relaxing, and left Ashland to drive south by seven p.m. By nine p.m. … Continue reading

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Bummer

I got turned around from Shasta by some gnarly thunderstorms! I was watching from the old highway, near the Pilot Rock access road – and the forecast was pretty dismal. Really awesome lightning though. Lit up the whole valley. I … Continue reading

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Arctery’x Altra 62

Arctery’x Altra 62 from Travis Caldwell on Vimeo.

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Hot, hot heat

Ooooer! The heat’s got us cookin’ this week. It’s supposed to be ninety-five degrees today? Chances of thunderstorms, some crazy evening clouds, and plenty of heat to keep you satisfied during the day. I was off in the relative cool … Continue reading

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