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Reply: Metolious ultralight master cams
May 16, 2018 I like em but they're not perfect. the 4 (red) and 8 (purple) are a little floppy, and you definitely notice the lack of range relative to camalots toward the larger sizes. The… View Message
General > Beginning Climbers
Reply: Shoe Stretch and Fit
Nov 8, 2017 +1 on the Katakis. Easily my favorite shoe and surprisingly good at basically every style of climbing while remaining really comfy. They also don't stretch much at all.  View Message
General > Trad Climbing
Reply: Alpine Draws
Sep 15, 2017 I really like the Trango Phase biners for both alpine draws and racking cams. only 30g each and easy to find on sale for ~$5 and they come in a bunch of colors. They're fairly… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Define Alpine Climbing
Aug 22, 2017 If you're climbing a long and committing route on the diamond or above tree line in general, I would call that alpine rock climbing. Seems like your partner is thinking of snow… View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Miura VS or Miura XX
Jul 29, 2017 They'll both be excellent for it IMO. Basically it comes down to whether you want laces or velcro. I personally like the katanas just a little more than the miuras, but I'… View Message
General > Big Wall and Aid Climbing
Reply: Cleaning brass nuts in sandstone
Jul 26, 2017 Using the sides of a heavier cam like a BD #3 to hammer on the end of the nut tool can be handy for stuck nuts. I've heard spitting on stuck gear in desert sandstone can make i… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Alex Honnold has soloed El Capitan
Jun 4, 2017 While he certainly pushes the odds a hell of a lot further than anyone else is comfortable, people were saying the same thing 9 years ago when he soloed Moonlight Buttress. Joh… View Message
Regional > Northern Utah & Idaho
Reply: Looking for City of Rocks/SLC trad partners 6/15-7/1
Apr 24, 2017 I live in boise and travel to CoR regularly. Shoot me a PM when the date is closer and lets meet up. I suck at OW, but I'm always down for some masochism.  View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Scarpa split size buddy
Apr 12, 2017 I know you're specifically looking for scarpas, but for future reference Evolv offers split sizing if you order directly from their website.  View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Cams vs. Nuts vs. Hexes
Apr 7, 2017 Don't bother with hexes. Yeah, they're cheap but there's a reason that you almost never see people climbing on them and that's because they suck. As others have mentioned DMM o… View Message
Gear > FOR SALE / FOR FREE / WANT TO BUY
Reply: FS: La Sportiva Trango S EVO size 44 PRICE DROP
Feb 18, 2017 bump View Message
Gear > FOR SALE / FOR FREE / WANT TO BUY
Reply: FS: La Sportiva Trango S EVO size 44 PRICE DROP
Jan 24, 2017 Bumpity bump. $150 OBO shipped View Message
Gear > FOR SALE / FOR FREE / WANT TO BUY
Reply: FS: La Sportiva Trango S EVO size 44 PRICE DROP
Jan 22, 2017 bump View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Solo top rope
Jan 20, 2017 Yes that is true, but I still think it's good practice to use a toothless device for TR solo. I see no reason to use a microtraxion when there's cheaper and better solutions. View Message
Gear > Climbing Gear Discussion
Reply: Solo top rope
Jan 20, 2017 The wild country Ropeman 1 is also very similar to the Kong Duck, but can be found for a little cheaper. Either one of those would be better for TR soloing than a Petzl Microtr… View Message
Gear > FOR SALE / FOR FREE / WANT TO BUY
FS: La Sportiva Trango S EVO size 44 PRICE DROP
Jan 20, 2017 La Sportiva Trango S EVO size 44. Basically new, worn twice. A great mountaineering boot, but about a half size too big for me. For reference, I wear a 42 (tight) and 42.5 (com… View Message
General > General Climbing
Reply: Climbing+backpacking
Dec 19, 2016 I can usually fit everything just fine in a typical 65L backpack with climbing gear. One person carries the rack in the bottom of their pack and the other takes the rope. Just… View Message
Regional > Northern Utah & Idaho
Reply: Questions about moving to Boise
Dec 4, 2016 1. Stay out of the Meridian area and other suburbs. The North End region of Boise is awesome; good access to the Black Cliffs, hiking and biking in the foothills right outside… View Message
Regional > Northern Utah & Idaho
Found climbing shoes: Boise, ID
Oct 29, 2016 Found a pair of climbing shoes at the Tall Cliffs. Tell me what they are and they're yours. View Message
Regional > Northern Utah & Idaho
Reply: Who will pay for our crags to be upgraded with qua…
Oct 17, 2016 With aging hardware and climbing's increasing popularity there's going to be a greater need for rebolting projects, but I'm hopeful that with more people climbing we'll also se… View Message