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Oct 28, 2011
Ok friends of the mountainproject.com. This is a shameless plug for my new website.
coloradocrackgear.com. We carry all things trad climbing. Check it out let me know what you think, and buy something if you wish. Locally owned out of Eldorado Springs, Co
coloradocrackgear.com Well you asked for it... 20% off for customers of the mountainproject.com coupon code EQ0KH6I004 Free shipping over $50.
whittlesticks Whitley
From Glenwood Springs, co
Joined Apr 27, 2006
0 points
Oct 28, 2011
your metolius ultimate daisy is misspelled just a heads up. Sam Feuerborn
From Durango, CO
Joined Aug 4, 2009
630 points
Oct 28, 2011
Not to start negative (all the best!), in reference to your banner: despite popular opinion and license plate surveys Indian Creek isn't in Colorado. Mike Stearns
Joined May 30, 2007
1,445 points
Oct 28, 2011
Michael Stearns wrote:
Not to start negative (all the best!), in reference to your banner: despite popular opinion and license plate surveys Indian Creek isn't in Colorado.

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Let's keep that to ourselves. The license plate census does not lie. Moab is indeed in Colorado.
Rick Blair
From Denver
Joined Oct 16, 2007
163 points
Oct 28, 2011
I don't know if you guys have heard but there is a 'free moab' movement. We're seeking some legislation for colorado to annex south east Utah. Sam Feuerborn
From Durango, CO
Joined Aug 4, 2009
630 points
Administrator
Oct 28, 2011
So can I get some drill bits, bolts and, hangers from you guys? Morgan Patterson
Joined Oct 13, 2009
8,157 points
Oct 28, 2011
Psyched for ice season in Colorado and maybe Michigan this year.

Good luck Whittlesticks
419
From Corvallis, OR
Joined May 26, 2010
465 points
Oct 29, 2011
Thanks 419! Morgan what exactly are you looking for? whittlesticks Whitley
From Glenwood Springs, co
Joined Apr 27, 2006
0 points
Oct 29, 2011
Sam Feuerborn wrote:
I don't know if you guys have heard but there is a 'free moab' movement. We're seeking some legislation for colorado to annex south east Utah.


I think it would be best if there were jut an autonomous state of the West Slope/Colorado Plateau. Neither the Wasatch Front nor the Front Range should have any claim on the Creek. I'd still let Boulder keep Rifle, though.
camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Joined Jun 27, 2006
1,190 points
Oct 29, 2011
camhead wrote:
I think it would be best if there were jut an autonomous state of the West Slope/Colorado Plateau. Neither the Wasatch Front nor the Front Range should have any claim on the Creek. I'd still let Boulder keep Rifle, though.


+1, but for the record the WF has more claim than the front range.
Mike Stearns
Joined May 30, 2007
1,445 points
Oct 29, 2011
hmm camhead you bring up an interesting point that I had not previously considered. I'll pose it to my colleagues perhaps we can come up with a catchy slogan for this autonomous state. Sam Feuerborn
From Durango, CO
Joined Aug 4, 2009
630 points
Oct 31, 2011
I have no claim on the creek, although it makes for a nice logo! colorado or not the site is about all things trad climbing, and the creek definitely fits the bill. whittlesticks Whitley
From Glenwood Springs, co
Joined Apr 27, 2006
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Oct 31, 2011
But wouldn't something like the diamond be a little more symbolic of colorado trad climbing? Greg G
From SLC, UT
Joined Oct 3, 2008
523 points
Oct 31, 2011
whittlesticks wrote:
I have no claim on the creek, although it makes for a nice logo! colorado or not the site is about all things trad climbing, and the creek definitely fits the bill.


Then why not name your website Utah Crack Gear? Who says you have to be located there to name it that? If CCH can get away with being in a different state than their company name, then you can too (joking).
Evan Sanders
From Westminster, CO
Joined Dec 10, 2010
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Oct 31, 2011
whittlesticks wrote:
Thanks 419! Morgan what exactly are you looking for?

It would be nice if you could get POWER-BOLT SS Hex Head 1/2" stainless 5 piece bolts and sell them for less than the fastener supply stores. Even if a lost leader, if you undercut them and didn't gauge like mountaingear ($24 per bolt!!! LOL), you would get all new routers going to you and being happy to get their gear from you. The price that mountaingear tries to get pisses me off so much I don't like to buy anything from them.
M Sprague
From New England
Joined Nov 9, 2006
4,762 points
Administrator
Oct 31, 2011
You should have it so that when I click on the banner, I go back to the home page. That seems intuitive and is possible on most sites.

I think the banner looks cool, but it is weird that an Eldo based company has chosen Indian Creek as the feature image of their website.

Good luck!
Ryan Williams
From London (sort of)
Joined May 10, 2009
1,215 points
Oct 31, 2011
Everyone knows Indian Creek is the best crag in Colorado. Timmamok Murphy
From Durango, CO
Joined Sep 1, 2008
60 points
Nov 3, 2011
Ok I have changed my header image to something more eldorado friendly! whittlesticks Whitley
From Glenwood Springs, co
Joined Apr 27, 2006
0 points
Nov 3, 2011
I think that Eldo image is fantastic and the site looks great. Again, best wishes.

I also liked the stylized IC panorama. Some might not like the idea, but I think a rotating banner and theme would be cool. Switching between a bunch of photogenic areas known for classic trad lines like Lumpy (Twin Owls or Sundance Buttress), Vedauwoo, Devil's Tower, Needles, etc?

Obviously ignore the mob advice if it doesn't suit you. Don't let the MP community bully you into poor business decisions. But then again, we are the consumers ; )
Mike Stearns
Joined May 30, 2007
1,445 points
Administrator
Nov 3, 2011
Evan Sanders wrote:
Then why not name your website Utah Crack Gear? Who says you have to be located there to name it that? If CCH can get away with being in a different state than their company name, then you can too (joking).


i think CCh originated in durango, CO, if i remember correctly. anyway, cool site, wish you the best of luck.
slim
Joined Dec 1, 2004
885 points
Nov 4, 2011
JLP wrote:
I like the site. However, now you're like the 1000's of other retail websites out there. Post back when you're having a sale. Maybe also consider a few dozen half naked nubiles in jail outfits - seemed to work for Moosejaw.



+1
bitches man, bitches

that sounds terrible, but sex sells right?
fat cow
From St. Paul, MN
Joined Nov 17, 2009
0 points
Nov 4, 2011
I'm trying to write some reviews on your site for gear that i have had positive experience with and have used extensively because they are looking sparse! fat cow
From St. Paul, MN
Joined Nov 17, 2009
0 points
Nov 8, 2011
product reviews approved fat cow! whittlesticks Whitley
From Glenwood Springs, co
Joined Apr 27, 2006
0 points
Nov 14, 2011
bump! Please take a few minutes and browse my site. ANY feedback from the local climbing community is appreciated. whittlesticks Whitley
From Glenwood Springs, co
Joined Apr 27, 2006
0 points
Nov 14, 2011
whittlesticks wrote:
ANY feedback from the local climbing community is appreciated.


My take on your site: Why would anyone purchase from you? Your prices are full retail, so no savings there. You charge shipping. You are a new company, so the trust factor is not there. People need motivation to take their shopping elsewhere. Every item you offer, I can get on backcountry.com, usually on sale, and with free shipping.

If you want to attract new customers, you need to drop prices a decent amount on everything in stock. Another possibility would be a 20% off coupon for new customers. You also need to offer free shipping on any order over $50. Backcountry, Moosejaw, REI, gearexpress, practically every online retailer of climbing gear does this. Bottom line, if you want new customers, give them a reason to choose you.
ClimbingOn
Joined Aug 5, 2008
0 points
Nov 14, 2011
imo the following links lack proper contrast/relative visibility:

* My Account
* Order Status
* Sign in
* Wish list

suggest moving inline with Home/AboutUs or relocate in 'sky' area of header (lighter background increases visibility) -or- change color of text to white (or lighter color)

optional placement- 'Privacy Policy' doesn't really need to be part of the main top-menu, relocate to bottom of page (common practice) near 'Sitemap'

successful websites need time to evolve- be patient, have fun & good luck! (edit+ \adding incentive coupons, good idea)
kirra
Joined Feb 1, 2006
345 points


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