Petzl Meteor III Helmet

Petzl Meteor III Helmet

The Meteor III is the latest incarnation of this popular helmet, and it doesn’t disappoint. The original Meteor was great because it was so light, but often felt like it didn’t offer much protection. This new helmet has a sturdy feel with a comfortable fit. It’s easily adjustable and comes in two sizes. Like its […]

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Just got back in town from 2 months in Boise, more posts this week, but for now I’d love to know what is going on here:

Don’t Ask Me Any Questions, I Wont Tell You No Lies

I got to thinking the other day about the progression of this site, and how many people have told me they are grateful for all the information on here. It’s pretty rewarding to know that people are getting enjoyment out of something that I have created, especially because I do this with my free time […]

Worst Places to Climb in the Summer

As a follow up to the best places to climb in the summer, here are my picks for the worst places to climb in the summer, unless heat stroke is one of your goals this year. The Puoux – It always boggles my mind to see people climbing here in the warmer months. This crag […]

Mountain Gear Anniversay Sale

Just got an email from Mountain Gear about an anniversary sale they are doing right now. I clicked through and saw they had micro camalots for $30 and some of the old-style metolius four cams for $30. Those are pretty sweet deals, get them while they last! I got some of those micro cams a […]

Best Places to Climb in the Summer

So far this summer it’s been hotter than Africa here in Boise, and I hear it’s been really warm in Colorado too. One of the great things about living in the Roaring Fork valley is that there are some good options for escaping the heat that are never more than 30 minutes away. Here are […]

Mountain Gear Harness Testing Program

Mountain Gear, Arc’teryx and Rock and Ice have teamed up to offer a program where you can send in your old harnesses for testing, and in return you’ll get a $25 discount on Arc’teryx stuff ordered through Mountain Gear. This is a great idea, I bet a lot of people would probably send their harnesses […]

Climbing Magazine Interview With Pat Ament

I just saw that posted the full version of their interview with Pat Ament that appears in the latest issue. It’s so nice to read an interview with a climber that’s not the same old “And then you hit the gaston with your left and throw for blah,blah,blah…totally sick brah!!!” Maybe these kids should […]

Sterling Ropes Recycling Program

Looking to do for ropes what Patagonia has done for underwear, Sterling is now offering a recycling service. Instead of just throwing that old cord in the closet, you can send it back to them and they will recycle it for you. The official press release is below, which I found on several message boards. […]

More New Routes in Rifle

A big thanks to Andy Wellman who sent me an extensive list of new routes in Rifle. They may be appearing in an updated version of Western Sloper sometime in the near future, but for now you can find them on the Rifle Mountain Park page. Looks like Dave Pegg has been busy out there […]

Independence Pass Bouldering Videos

There’s a couple new Independence Pass bouldering videos up over on One is of a problem called the Reanimator, the other is of the classic ICBJ, followed up by some deep water soloing antics. Those who’ve spent some time up there know that the bouldering potential of the Pass has barely been tapped. Greg […]

Stolby Style: Free Soloing in Siberia

Last year our friends Jonathan and Brittany took a trip to Siberia that could only be described as crazy. The stories they told us were unbelievable, of a massive climbing culture where everyone regularly went out free soloing on big granite domes. Hardly any ropes or proper climbing equipment were used. By the end of […]

Locals Corner

Bulldog Creek Dog Walk (IV WI 4+)

Hayden Carpenter and Tom Bohanon recently repeated an obscure ice climb on the south side of Mt Sopris. Given a brief mention in Jack Robert’s ice guide, Bulldog Creek Walk is described as being 100 meters of WI 4. What they found was seven pitches of ice in a remote setting that makes for one […]

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