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Gear: So You Want to be an Intermediate? - 2014-10-20 by Paul Nelson new

Gear: So You Want to be an Intermediate?  You've bought your basic harness, belay device, shoes, and are crushing the white-tape route at the gym. But do you want to start improving and diversifying your climbing skills? Here's the gear you will need to break the "beginner" barrier.
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All It's Chalked Up to Be: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the White Stuff - 2014-10-13 by Paul Nelson updated

All It's Chalked Up to Be:  Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the White Stuff Along with shoes, chalk is the only piece of climbing gear that we use which directly helps us climb up the rock better. But we don't really think about it too much.
Average Rating = 5.00/5 Vote: 1 | Comments: 2 | Views: 620

Guidebook Review: Classic Joshua Tree, Routes & Bouldering; Randy Vogel - 2011-05-20 by Jay unknown

Guidebook Review: Classic Joshua Tree, Routes & Bouldering; Randy Vogel Epoch discovers a guidebook that should be in every traveling climber's and every Southern California climber's library!
Average Rating = 5.00/5 Vote: 1 | Comment: 1 | Views: 6357

A Few Words About Climbing Ropes - 2010-12-15 by Dave unknown

A Few Words About Climbing Ropes A walk down memory lane with climbing ropes I have known. Providing short reviews on 8 climbing ropes.
Average Rating = 3.60/5 Votes: 5 | Comments: 24 | Views: 20341

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010 Wrap-up - 2010-08-11 by John Wilder

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010 Wrap-up John Wilder (vegastradguy) returns once again to Salt Lake City to see what's new and shiny in the world of climbing gear.
Average Rating = 5.00/5 Votes: 10 | Comments: 25 | Views: 15878

Outdoor Retailer Winter 2010 Wrap-Up - 2010-01-27 by John Wilder (vegastradguy)

Outdoor Retailer Winter 2010 Wrap-Up Vegastradguy brings back the latest and greatest gear news from Salt Lake City.
Average Rating = 5.00/5 Votes: 7 | Comments: 17 | Views: 14511

Mammut Lucido TXLite Editorial Review - 2009-10-19 by John Wilder

Mammut Lucido TXLite Editorial Review Bandycoot finds out if Mammut's new headlamp is up to the task.
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Trango Chockstone Editorial Review - 2009-10-19 by John Wilder

Trango Chockstone Editorial Review "The Chockstones performed spectacularly," according to bandycoot in this editorial review of Trango's new hardware.
Average Rating = 5.00/5 Votes: 2 | Comments: 7 | Views: 18216

Outdoor Retailer Summer '09, Day 2 & 3 - 2009-07-24 by John Wilder

Outdoor Retailer Summer '09, Day 2 & 3 Our blog from day 2 & 3, live from the annual Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Catch Day 1 here!
Average Rating = 5.00/5 Vote: 1 | Comments: 13 | Views: 11207

Outdoor Retailer Summer '09, Day 1 - 2009-07-22 by John Wilder

Outdoor Retailer Summer '09, Day 1 Our first day's blog, live from the annual Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Average Rating = 4.80/5 Votes: 5 | Comments: 30 | Views: 12404

Oboz Valhalla/Bridgedale Review - 2009-06-14 by Sara Lingafelter

Oboz Valhalla/Bridgedale Review As a bonus this month, rc.com's thegirl reviews a new pair of approach shoes with some fancy socks.
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The Five Ten Project - 2009-06-09 by Paul Nelson

The Five Ten Project I was psyched to get a pair of the new Projects from Five Ten in the mail to try out. Their reputation preceded them. Five Tenís website touts them as 'the most sensitive climbing shoe ever built'.
Average Rating = 4.40/5 Votes: 5 | Comments: 12 | Views: 22117

Needless Destruction Theater - 2009-02-21 by Aric Datesman

Needless Destruction Theater Wondering what this whole "Lab" thing is about?
Average Rating = 4.33/5 Votes: 6 | Comment: 1 | Views: 5210

Organic Climbing: Green = Long Lasting, High Quality Products - 2009-02-21 by Jason Clements

I always enjoy running into companies that have a wider view of what it means to be green. In the case of Josh Helke's Organic Climbing, green doesn't just mean reusing scraps of fabric (which they do) or powering their shop by wind energy (which they do) or promoting cell phone recycling (which they also do); but it means loving what you do and creating a product that will outlast the competition.
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Pete Takeda: An Eye at the Top of the World - 2009-02-15 by J. Young

Pete Takeda: An Eye at the Top of the World Spies! Plutonium! Himalayan climbing!
Average Rating = 3.43/5 Votes: 7 | Comments: 5 | Views: 8540

OR Winter Market 2009: Day 2 - 2009-01-26 by John Wilder

Day 2 of vegastradguy's adventure in Gearland, the 2009 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.
Average Rating = 0.00/5 Votes: 0 | Comments: 4 | Views: 6340

OR Winter Market 2009: Day 3 - 2009-01-26 by admin

Day 3 of vegastradguy's adventure in Gearland, the 2009 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.
Average Rating = 0.00/5 Votes: 0 | Comments: 3 | Views: 8477

TOTEM CAMS and More -- Vegastradguy Blogs from OR Winter - 2009-01-22 by John Wilder

TOTEM CAMS and More -- Vegastradguy Blogs from OR Winter ALL 3 DAYS LIVE! DAY 1, DAY 2 and DAY 3


Average Rating = 3.75/5 Votes: 4 | Comments: 28 | Views: 16827

Evolv Optimus Prime and Pontas - 2008-11-17 by John Wilder

Evolv Optimus Prime and Pontas Vegastradguy on EVOLV's new kicks -- a two-for-one review.
Average Rating = 4.55/5 Votes: 11 | Comments: 30 | Views: 24977

Sterling Rope's Rope Redemption Program for Retired Climbing Ropes - 2008-11-04 by Jason Clements

Sterling's Rope Redemption Program is the first of its kind in the US. Now, with help from Cells for Cells, they're branching into all sorts of green activities. Interview with John Branagan of Sterling Ropes.
Average Rating = 0.00/5 Votes: 0 | Comments: 0 | Views: 6227

Stick Clip Tricks for Sport Climbers - 2008-10-31 by J. Young

Stick Clip Tricks for Sport Climbers Many sport climbers use a clip to place a first draw, but many more are unaware that the standard, homemade...
Average Rating = 4.73/5 Votes: 15 | Comments: 25 | Views: 26097

Sterling Rope Factory Tour - 2008-10-12 by John Wilder

Sterling Rope Factory Tour For a while now, Iíve been wanting to get out to some of the manufacturers of climbing gear...
Average Rating = 4.14/5 Votes: 14 | Comments: 18 | Views: 8809

Sterling Ion Editorial Review - 2008-09-21 by John Wilder

Sterling Ion Editorial Review Vegastradguy sees if Sterlings new skinny is up to the task.
Average Rating = 4.00/5 Vote: 1 | Comments: 7 | Views: 9307

Arc'teryx Miura 30L Editorial Review - 2008-08-26 by John Wilder

Arc'teryx Miura 30L Editorial Review Vegastradguy puts on the bright green pack and goes reviewing in the desert.
Average Rating = 4.33/5 Votes: 3 | Comments: 5 | Views: 12574

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market '08 - Day 3 - 2008-08-10 by John Wilder

Vegastradguy returns to finish what he started in Salt Lake City!
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