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Petzl Tikka Review

In this video, I review the Petzl Tikka headlamp.  This is an all new redesign for the Petzl Tikka for 2015.  The single LED emits 100 lumens on the high output setting.  There is also a low output setting for lighting objects close to you.  As with all Petzl headlamps, the strap, body and overall product is well designed, comfortable, and compact.

I received the headlamp from Verd…

Rocktown and LRC

The second half of our trip to Chattanooga was spent at Rocktown and then back to Stone Fort.  Rocktown was tough and burly, so we toured all the classic easy problems.  Our last day bouldering, we went back to LRC, where I had a great day and climbed harder than expected.

Rocktown tick list:

Lot Lizard (V1) – flash
Fly Dawg (V0) – flash
The Easy Way Out (V1) – flash

Singing Rock Penta Review

In this video review, I take a look at the Singing Rock Penta helmet.  This is an ultralight helmet that won’t break the bank!  An all foam construction with a thin shell makes it super durable and the light webbing harness and buckles are usable and functional.  Check it out!

I received the helmet from Liberty Mountain and Singing Rock for review, but don’t worry, you can’t buy my…

First Time at Stone Fort

This year, during the week of Thanksgiving, we changed our traditional family plans for a week of bouldering in Chattanooga, TN.  Our first three climbing days were spent at Little Rock City, aka Stone Fort.  This beautiful boulder field is situated on the edge of a golf course and has some of the finest sandstone boulders in the country.  All the amazing things I heard about LRC wer…

Singing Rock Garnet Review

In this video review, I take a look at the Singing Rock Garnet harness.  This is the perfect, four season harness.  The adjustable waist belt and leg loops can easily fit around thicker clothing if necessary.  The material is thin and light but very comfortable, the gear loops are excellent, and the material is slick, which adds to the durability.  Check it out!

I received t…

Endless and Sunshine

We spent a perfect Fall weekend at the New River Gorge.  Saturday was spent projecting NWO (5.12a) at Endless Wall and Sunday was spent at the Sunshine Boulders.  Boulder problems include:

Mach 6 (V1), flash
Straight Razor (V0), flash
tried Jumping’ Razor (V6)
Helium (V3), flash
Sunshine Arete (V5)
tried Black Angel’s Trampoline (V3)
tried 1, 2, Punc…

Fall Days at Central Endless

I spent last weekend at Central Endless, part of Endless Wall at the New River Gorge.  All of my time was dedicated to working a new project:  New World Order (12a).  This line is one of the best of the grade at the New.  Central Endless is packed with hard, but extremely high quality routes that attract a…

Coopers Rock for Halloween

This past Saturday, we went to Coopers Rock for a day of bouldering in Fall weather.  We went to Roadside, where we hadn’t been in many years.  We bouldered at the Warm-Up Area, Mad Butcher Block, Woody’s Arete Area, and the Cave Problem.  Great…

Scarpa Vapor V Review

In this video, I review the Scarpa Vapor V shoes.  These are high performance edging shoes that still are very comfortable and can be worn all day.  They sport Vibram XS Edge rubber, perfectly designed velcro straps, high quality leather, and are downright beautiful to look at.

I received the shoes from Verde Brand Communications and Scarpa for review, but don’t worry, you can’t buy…

Beauty and the Boulders


Bridge Day weekend is one of the busiest weekends of the year in Fayetteville.  BASE jumpers and spectators come from all over to enjoy the festivities and jump off the New River Gorge Bridge.  This is the one day a year where it’s legal to walk on and jump off of the bridge.  This event on Saturday attracts quite the crowd, but combining that with unseasonably cold mornings, w…

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