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just bring the typical harness, belay device, helmet, sling/PAS or locking biner if you have to clean the route, etc. I always bring a light jacket if it gets cold, and sunscreen, where I climb do...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Some advice for first "real" climb
August 19, 9:36pm

wear and tear
depending on how much you use your crampons you can wear out a pair of gators pretty easily. After one season of ice climbing and couloirs every weekend I really tore up the sides, and duct tape o...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Let's talk boot gaiters
August 19, 9:33pm

Garmin
Garmin Vivofit I don't have personal experience but one of my friends uses it to track steps/calories etc.

In GEAR » New to fancy/modern wrist watches, am I asking too much?
July 16, 10:02pm

weight
Also, remember that a dog can only carry a third of his body weight.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » attaching pad to dog pack
July 06, 9:45pm

make your own
You could make a bungie cord system for the pack? Poke some holes at the corners and down the sides of the back piece. Then thread some bungie cord through it that will fit for the sleep pad? ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » attaching pad to dog pack
July 06, 9:44pm

Diva Cup
The diva cup is definitely the best way to go, however I've been shy to try it. Even though I've heard nothing but good things. I did the birth control pill for my last backpacking tri...

In GEAR » ***WARNING***Lady Stuff--DivaCup Questions***WARNING***
July 06, 9:36pm

Women's
I am a Women's 9.5 and have the size medium microspikes. they fit snug on my hiking boots, on my sportiva trail runners they are a bit loose, but that has never given me any trouble. I'd s...

In GEAR » Kahtoola Microspikes fit properly?
July 01, 10:19pm

Rainier
Richard, we only made it to 11000 or so, we had to turn around because of bad weather. Waited an extra day at camp shurman but the weather did not clear. Still an enjoyable trip though!

In GEAR » Best watch with thermometer and altimeter?
July 01, 10:16pm

Casio Pathfinder
I have the Casio Pathfinder PAW1300 and absolutely love it. it is smaller than the Sunntos and fits better on my tiny wrists

In GEAR » Best watch with thermometer and altimeter?
June 28, 6:11pm

thanks
Thanks everyone for the comments. Seems like we are going to have great weather, I fly out in the morning! Thanks again!

In Gear Lists » Rainier Gear List - WITH PHOTOS!
June 20, 10:06pm

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