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Outdoor Research Deadpoint Shorts Review

This is a video review of the Outdoor Research Deadpoint Shorts.  These shorts are versatile, comfortable, and very durable.  I’ve been wearing them for months and I really like the cotton canvas material that has just a bit of stretch.  With all OR clothing, they are super functional but also look good.  If you are looking for a great pair of shorts that do it all for your summer road…

Outdoor Research Handbrake Gloves Review

This is a video review of the Outdoor Research Handbrake belay gloves.  These gloves are extremely well designed with no detail left out.  They are all leather with a reinforced palm.  The wrist closure is elastic neoprene to ensure a tight fit.  The knuckles are formed leather and there are small tabs on the inside of two fingers to aid in removing the gloves.  Lastly, there is a ho…

Outdoor Research Growler Shirt Review

This video review is of the Outdoor Research Growler Shirt.  This shirt is made of all synthetic materials so it wicks away sweat and dries super quick.  I love the stitching and pattern on this shirt.  It’s very versatile so you can feel at home at the crag and in a fancy restaurant.  Going on a road trip?  This may be the perfect, do-it-all shirt.  This review is part of t…

One Hang Ville

 

Knowing we were on borrowed time before the summer heat and humidity descended upon the East Coast, we made the trip down to the New to take advantage of what would likely be one of the last trips this Spring.  To avoid the heat and sun, we headed to Butcher’s Branch, part of Kaymoor on the South side of the gorge.  To our surprise, the crag was empty!  The previous weekend, Memoria…

Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants Review

This video review is of the Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants.  These might be the ultimate climbing pants for Spring, Summer, and Fall.  They are wind resistant, highly breathable, water resistant, quick drying, and they stretch!  The 3/4 length works very well and falls just below the knee for me.  The pockets are well designed and the material is awesome.  What more do you need?!  This…

Lost Souls

 

Well, you can probably tell from the title that I finally sent Lost Souls, a long time project I have worked on and off for several years.  It finally came together.  But now that you know, don’t look at the photos and then click the red X, read on!  But first, put your rain coat on and prepare for the full spray of all my glory.

Saturday we headed to First Buttress and Rico…

Metolius Balm and Crimp Oil Review

This video review is of the Metolius Climbers Hand Balm and Crimp Oil.  The Hand Balm is a great product that repairs damaged skin.  It has a very mild scent and comes in a sweet metal screw top container.  The Crimp Oil is like a high quality massage oil that will aid in reducing pain from sore muscles and joints.

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Rico’s Dry

It felt like summer had arrived as we hiked into White Wall at Kaymoor.  Our shirts stuck to us and the humidity was thick.  We had debated the past few days whether or not to come down to the New River Gorge this weekend because the forecast called for 50% chance of rain.  It drizzled on and off during our Saturday morning drive and when we walked in to White Wall to meet Chris and Paul,…

Metolius Ultralight Chalk Bag Review

This video review is of the Metolius Ultralight Chalk Bag.  When I first picked up this chalk bag, I was truly amazed at how light it is!  The chalk inside weighs more than the bag itself.  For how light it is, it’s super durable and user friendly.  The included belt is really nice, and it has all the typical features of any high end chalk bag.  Be sure to check it out!

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Easter Steeps

It’s rare to get perfect Spring conditions on the East coast, so when the forecast is mid 60′s, no rain in sight, and Friday off work due to Easter, you have to take full advantage and go to the New River Gorge!  Gaelyn and I made the drive down Friday morning, and headed to Cotton Top to meet Chris and Jimmy.  We haven’t been to Cotton Top for a couple years, so I was psyched to get back…

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