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Aug 18, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Solarium (V4), Happy Boulders, Bishop
Hi! I work for the Gear Co-op, a climbing shop in southern CA that's also an e-tailer. We recently got back from OR, where I put together daily reports and photos of the gear we most want in our packs for future trips, including big-wall harnesses, approach shoes, quickdraws, cams, and more (see some of it below). Check out the writeups here: blog.gearcoop.com/category/out...

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Lauren Irvine
From Long Beach, CA
Joined Aug 18, 2014
15 points
Aug 18, 2014
Thanks! It's great to see that there is hardly any innovation in climbing anymore! No need to replace anything on my rack or in my closet.

I wonder why people need compression socks??? Wonder if their introduction to the world has anything to do with minimalist shoes. . .
GhaMby
From Heaven
Joined Oct 2, 2006
427 points
Aug 21, 2014
GhaMby wrote:
Thanks! It's great to see that there is hardly any innovation in climbing anymore! No need to replace anything on my rack or in my closet. I wonder why people need compression socks??? Wonder if their introduction to the world has anything to do with minimalist shoes. . .


Compression socks predate Vibram FiveFingers, and the minimalist shoe trend that followed
Khoi
From Vancouver, BC
Joined Oct 12, 2009
26 points
Aug 21, 2014
I personally like 5 fingers. But I cringe that people are running marathons in them as heel strikers.

They are great for amphibious activities and sprinting/intervals.
J. Serpico
From Saratoga County, NY
Joined Dec 16, 2009
166 points


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