Author: John Doherty

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Best bouldering shoes for beginners

If you’re a beginner just getting into rock climbing and bouldering, you’re probably a bit overwhelmed by the options. I know I was. We wrote this post about the best rock climbing shoes out...


Do you wear socks with climbing shoes?

Ever feel like that newbie at the gym when doing a new sport? Well. There is no better way to feel that way at the climbing gym than if you are wearing socks with...


La Sportiva Otaki vs Solution

One question we hear asked a lot is how the La Sportiva Otaki compares vs the Solution. I formerly climbed in the Solution and in the last few months switched to the Otaki, so...


How to get your legs in shape for skiing

Ski season is fast approaching, and so it’s time to start thinking about if your legs will be in good enough shape starting out this ski season. Unless you live in or near a...

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Tatum Monod in The Line – The North Face

Tatum Monod is a Canadian pro freeskier, but grew up fly fishing with her father. She was fly fishing from an early age and didn’t start skiing until she was 12, so when she...


70% off select Columbia styles

Columbia is having a sale through October 30th where you can take up to 70% off select styles, such as women’s hoodies and men’s jackets. Check it out


Best rock climbing shoes of 2017

Every year, new rock climbing shoes hit the shelves for climbers across the world to try, review, and either grow to love or count the days until they wear out so they can buy...


How should rock climbing shoes fit?

Having correct fitting rock climbing shoes is paramount to a good climbing experience, especially when you are just starting out. That said, as you progress through your climbing career you’ll also find that different...


Arc’teryx Alpha AR Jacket Review

Ah the Arc’teryx Alpha AR jacket. I freaking love this jacket. If you’re looking for a classic and solid softshell that repels wind and wet weather, fits like a glove, and looks great then...


La Sportiva Otaki Climbing Shoe Review

I’ve been climbing in the La Sportiva Otaki shoes for about two months now after my previous La Sportiva Solution shoes finally wore out from two years of hard gym climbing (and a few...


Avalanche Air Bags on sale at REI

REI currently has listed some avalanche airbags at 20%-30% off. If you are a backcountry skier, don’t take chances with your life. Get an airbag pack at a discount now! Deuter Ontop ABS 30 Avalanche...


Best rock climbing helmets

If you’re climbing outdoors, you should wear a helmet. Whether ice or rock, it is highly likely that a chunk of earth could pull lose and come directly down at you. If you are...