Red Chili Voltage Lace Up Review – Climbing Gear Reviews

Red Chili Voltage Lace Up Review – Climbing Gear Reviews

I’ve become a big fan of Red Chili (again after their initial arrival back in the late 90s) and over the last few years have used the original bright Green/Yellow Voltage and the Fusion VCR for all my climbing....
The view down the Kahiltna from near 10,000 feet with Foraker and Kahiltna Dome on right (Eric Simonson)

IMG Denali teams enjoying good weather

June 15, 2021 The view down the Kahiltna from near 10,000 feet with Foraker and Kahiltna Dome on right (Eric Simonson) IMG leaders Nicole Sims and Dallas Glass report that their respective teams are doing well, and have been making good...
Mt. Rainier- Rest break at sunrise. Photo: Brent Okita

Mt. Rainier: June 3rd Team Summits!

The Mt. Rainier Summit Climb teams, led by Dave Hahn and Andy Bond, reached the summit at 6:30 this morning!
Drink Beer, Win Airstream: Sycamore Brewing Opens ‘Candy Camper’ Contest

Drink Beer, Win Airstream: Sycamore Brewing Opens ‘Candy Camper’ Contest

June 10, 2021 | By Adam Ruggiero Support us! GearJunkie may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn more. Home » Camping » Drink Beer, Win Airstream: Sycamore Brewing Opens ‘Candy Camper’ Contest If you don’t...

Top 7 Best Bouldering Crash Pad in 2021

When you are ready to venture outside your local gym and to try bouldering on real rock, it is essential that you can trust your equipment to protect your safety to be able to focus on the climb. A...
Meet the Manager: Chris at Dogpatch Boulders

Meet the Manager: Chris at Dogpatch Boulders

Chris Zeng started his Touchstone career at Dogpatch Boulders in October of 2016. We’re stoked to have him as the leader at one of the raddest Touchstone gyms. Keep reading to find out more about him and what he...
Varied Start to the Week

Varied Start to the Week

It’s been a varied start to the week with climbing at Ratho Quarry on Monday morning; a night run by headtorch in the Pentlands on Monday evening with Euan, Andrew and David; bouldering at Agassiz Rock with Pamela on...
American Alpine Institute - Climbing Blog: Route Profile: Dorado Needle

American Alpine Institute – Climbing Blog: Route Profile: Dorado Needle

There is almost no information whatsoever about the east ridge of Dorado Needle. In the Cascade Alpine Guide, Beckey merely gives it a mention: EAST RIDGE: This sharp crest leads from the col E of Dorado needle toward the summit....
Ultimate Direction All Mountain Pack Review – Climbing Gear Reviews

Ultimate Direction All Mountain Pack Review – Climbing Gear Reviews

There is a lot to like and a lot going on with the new All Mountain pack from Ultimate Direction. As the name implies this is a pack aimed at more mountaineering type pursuits rather than trail running and...
Team 3 ready to fly (Vibhu Jindal)

Denali Team 3 on the Glacier, Team 4 in position

May 23, 2021 Team 3 ready to fly (Vibhu Jindal) The good thing about climbing in Alaska during the summer is the 24 hour daylight.  That means that when the weather starts clearing, the pilots can take advantage of an opportunity...
An RMI Team Crossing the Crater of Mt. Rainier. RMI Photo Collection

Mt. Rainier: May 16th Teams on Top!

The Four Day Climb led by RMI Guides Robby Young and Andy Bond reached the summit of Mt. Rainier early this morning.
GearJunkie Best Sleeping Bags

The Best Sleeping Bags of 2021

From versatile camping bags to wallet-friendly picks, we’ve found the best sleeping bags for every use and budget. A good sleeping bag is critical to a successful camping trip. Sure, a good tent will keep you dry and the sleeping pad...

Best Climbing Shoes for Wide Feet in 2021

To master the art of rock climbing, it requires precision in footwork as you balance your body weight on the tip of your shoes all the way up. Regardless of whether you are doing indoor rock climbing or outdoor...
Meet the Manager: Remi at Pacific Pipe

Meet the Manager: Remi at Pacific Pipe

Remi has managed not one, not two, but THREE Touchstone gyms. She started out her Touchstone journey as Mission Cliffs Desk Staff back in 2011. Moved down to LA in 2013 to manage LA Boulders, followed by managing Cliffs...
April Update | ClimbNow

April Update | ClimbNow

Well since I last posted in March there have been significant changes in legislation and guidance around Covid-19 restrictions. The month started with still staying local, keeping skills and fitness up to date and limited outdoor work opportunities. We’re...
American Alpine Institute - Climbing Blog: Cutting Steps in the Snow or on Ice

American Alpine Institute – Climbing Blog: Cutting Steps in the Snow or on Ice

The art of step cutting is a bit of a lost art. We tend to put on crampons most of the time, instead of cutting steps. However, sometimes it's easier to cut steps than to put on crampons. A...
Dark Peak NESSH Review | Climbing Gear Reviews

Dark Peak NESSH Review | Climbing Gear Reviews

Dark Peak are a small British brand based on the edge of (surprise surprise!) the Peak District. Currently they produce a single product in two variants the down and synthetic Nessh Jacket in both a women’s and men’s fit....
IMG Climber on the Lhotse Face with Camp 2 below (Kevin Kayl)

Climbers on the Move | IMG blog

April 28, 2021 IMG Climber on the Lhotse Face with Camp 2 below (Kevin Kayl) Looking down the Western Cwm (Harry Hamlin) Ang Jangbu checked in from Base Camp to let us know that our teams were doing well and everyone was...
The Bestselling Gear at Amazon This Week

The Bestselling Gear at Amazon This Week

April 23, 2021 | By Oghale Ekwa Support us! GearJunkie may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn more. Home » Deals » The Bestselling Gear at Amazon This Week Check...

Ultimate List of 10 Best Canyoneering Shoes in 2021

When it comes to canyoneering, one of the most important pieces of material are your shoes. Canyoneering requires that you trek through wet and often precarious terrain for a long period of time, so you’ll want a shoe that...

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