Stories written by Dave Sheldon

Adidas Summer Apparel Spotlight

Adidas Summer Apparel Spotlight

When most people think of Adidas, images of soccer cleats, running shoes or hip street kicks pop into their awareness. But, thanks to an excellent clothing and approach shoe offering, strong sponsorship of North American rock climbers, and the 2012 purchase of climbing shoe company 5.10, attitudes are slowly starting to change. My first exposure to […]

Roca Endurance 9.6mm Rope Review

Roca Endurance 9.6mm Rope Review

Climbing ropes get no respect. They get thrown off ledges, trampled by dogs and forgotten in cars on hot summer days. And despite all this abuse, we expect them to save our ungrateful butts every time we pitch off our project or blow the on-sight burn. And they do, every time, never breaking, always catching. […]

DMM Flight Pack Review

The DMM Flight fills two roles for the traveling climber: while flying to your destination, it’s an airline-friendly carry-on, and when you’re ready to climb, load it up with a day’s worth of sports action gear and head to the crag. When preparing to take the Flight to Red Rock, a quick measurement showed it […]

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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