Climbing Lifestyle

Salewa MS Wildfire GTX

I’ve been taking the waterproof, breathable Salewa MS Wildfire GTX on approaches with loose scree and for chossy climbing.

Auxiliary Crash Pads

These days I carry two auxiliary – otherwise known as minimalist -- pads, the evolv Ringer ($39.00, 28” X 21” X 2”) and Metolius Shield ($89.00, 36” X 23” X 2”).

Ascent of San Pedro Rock

“Be sure to pack your approach shoes,” said Eric Kohl last Saturday morning. “You won’t need your harness or chalk bag.”

Sendin’ with Chris Summit

On any given day Chris Summit of Santa Rosa can be found scouring Northern California for quality sport, top rope and boulder problem FA’s.

Deuter Race EXP Air Hydration Pack

I have a long history of destroying hydration packs. Not so with the Deuter Race EXP Air.

Solio Classic 2

I carry the Classic 2 with me almost constantly, it provides backup power when needed and can be charged in a variety of ways.