It is so easy to avoid a train wreck...why wouldn't you?
Just the simple, basics of life... you know... like:
Packs you don't need to be Houdini to figure out how to get on, get off or pack
Hammers that you can actually hammer something useful with
Stop trying to sell down insulation as a "belay" parka
Trying to tell me why a detachable hood is a good thing on a belay parka
Umbilical attachments or even umbilicals actually designed to stay attached
Tool handles actually as strong and reliable as the leashes they replaced
While we are at it, a commercial umbilical that can take 2000lbs static load
"Soft mid sole ice climbing boots"......which makes about as much sense as "melting ice cream".
Just say *NO* to flexible crampons, you life will be better for it
And say *NO* to climbing gear that you throw away after it hits a file twice
(hit and run, Rant mode off )
The Grunge Couloir: January 27, 2015
2 days ago