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Thanks guys, pretty much what I figured.

In Multiple Use Gear » Climbing Rope as Sleeping Pad?
July 01, 6:59am

Climbing Rope as Sleeping Pad?
Basically what the title says, has anyone had success using a climbing rope instead of (or supplementing) a sleeping pad? Maybe throw a 1/8" CCF pad on top of the rope? Comfy? Warm? Stiff...

In Multiple Use Gear » Climbing Rope as Sleeping Pad?
June 30, 10:29pm

I hear the Monarch Crest Trail is pretty good, or you can do the new CT loop around the Collegiate Peaks.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Colorado Suggestions?
June 30, 8:06pm

The CAMP Nano 22 is the lightest climbing rated carabiner. $6-$8, 22grams

In GEAR » Bear bag carabiner
June 24, 4:10pm

REI is going where the money is. there is more money in getting new people to buy gear for "comfort camping" then our style of backpacking. I've watched the climbing section at ...

In GEAR » Thoughts on new REI EVRGRN line, catalogs, offers and light polluting tents...
June 23, 1:18pm

Thanks Ben, I'll check out the Helium

In Gear Lists » Grand Teton - Backpack & Climb
June 22, 6:23pm

Re: Grand Teton - Backpack & Climb
Thanks Ben, good point. Colorado weather is pretty predictable so I hardly carry a rain jacket. Thus I thought the softshell+ghost whisper would be enough. Would something like the OR Helium ...

In Gear Lists » Grand Teton - Backpack & Climb
June 22, 11:28am

Grand Teton - Backpack & Climb
Hello, So we'll be climbing the Upper Exum of the Grand Teton first week of August. The plan is to hike in the first day (6 miles, 4000ft) to Morain CG. Summit the next day and back to Morain...

In Gear Lists » Grand Teton - Backpack & Climb
June 22, 10:54am

so are you doing class 5 rope climbing? A Via Ferrata? Free soloing?

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » leash/cowstail/lobster claw/lanyard
June 20, 6:12pm

Based on our current colorado snow levels, I would plan on microspikes for sure, depending on conditions switch to ice axe and crampons. But we're having very warm weather now so just watch the...

In Gear Lists » Colorado 14ers Gear List
June 19, 2:15pm

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