Brand Spotlight: Grivel

Grivel Climbing and Mountaineering Products

 

A core climbing brand for nearly 200 years

Many of the major brands who produce climbing gear boast rich histories and are rooted deeply in the mountains. Among these core brands however, none have produced performance climbing and mountaineering equipment longer than Grivel. The Grivel family originally produced agricultural tools and machinery at the foot of Mont Blanc in Courmayeur, Italy. However an … Read more >>

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Gear Guide: Petzl Harnesses

High Performance Climbing Harnesses from Petzl

With so many different harnesses on the market, it can be a challenge to choose the right one.  All rock climbing harnesses from major brands are certified to be safe and hold up to the immense forces generated during a fall, therefore how comfortable a harness is, how light a harness is, and the various additional features —like adjustable leg loops, ice clipper slots … Read more >>

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Published:January 13, 2015 View Post

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Brand Spotlight: La Sportiva

La Sportiva

 

Italian Craftsmanship, Born in the Mountains: The Early Years of La Sportiva

Like many companies who manufacture high-end mountaineering boots, climbing shoes or hiking boots, La Sportiva originated with a humble skilled craftsman in the mountains of Italy, who drew inspiration, purpose and knowledge from the people who lived and worked in the mountains. Beginning in the 1920s, Narciso Delladio worked in his workshop, crafting quality wooden … Read more >>

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Introducing The Arc’teryx Alpha SL Jacket

We are excited to expand our line of Arc’teryx outerwear this season with the addition of the Arc’teryx Alpha SL Jacket. Arc’teryx has a keen eye for detail and designed this jacket specifically with climbing in mind. This super lightweight shell will accompany you on any climbing trip you have planned; rock climbing, ice climbing, and alpine climbing alike.

Key Features of the Arc’teryx Alpha SL Jacket

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Published:February 10, 2014 View Post

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Mammut Ropes

The Swiss based company, Mammut, prides itself in producing the highest quality gear needed for your mountain expeditions. They made no exceptions in their line of ropes. Mammut Ropes are designed to meet the very high and specific demands that climbers and mountaineers around the world have come accustomed to.

Long standing employees, machines using the latest technologies, and a highly experienced development team all guarantee continuity in production and … Read more >>

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Published:July 3, 2013 View Post

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20% Off Black Diamond

Packs, tents, and climbing gear from Black Diamond are now 20% off! The savings extend to this years models and styles. Unfortunately, excluded from this sale are cams. All other climbing needs, including ice climbing gear, are marked 20% off.

There are a few things to keep your eyes out for, the cream of the crop, if you would.

Black Diamond Vapor Climbing Helmet

They are at it again, never … Read more >>

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Published:June 12, 2013 View Post

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Product Review: Petzl Sama

Petzl Sama

A couple weeks back some of the staff here had the opportunity to demo a bunch of ice climbing gear from Petzl and La Sportiva. The group was quite impressed with all the gear they got to try out that day, but one item stood out against the crowd: The Petzl Sama Harness.

Here is what Bronislaw, who has been climbing in the old Petzl Sama for … Read more >>

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Published:February 21, 2013 View Post

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Climbing Trip Checklist

So we’ve compiled a list of essential items for your next climbing trip. Whether you are looking to do some basic rock climbing, ice climbing, or anything in between, we want you to know and feel comfortable that you have everything necessary to be safe and have fun!

This climbing checklist is meant to be successive, so all your basic climbing equipment is also needed for top roping, which is … Read more >>

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Published:December 18, 2012 View Post

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Black Diamond Magnetron Gridlock Carabiner

Black Diamond has been continually raising the bar for standards on climbing equipment and introducing innovative new designs and technology over the years. Going on this same model of leading edge technology, they have once again pushed the limits of where climbing equipment can go.

GearX.com is excited to introduce the Black Diamond Magnetron Gridlock Carabiner. The new Magnetron Technology from Black Diamond uses the power of magnetic force … Read more >>

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Published:November 20, 2012 View Post

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Reel Rock 7 Film Tour!

This year’s coolest climbing video is being premiered in Burlington this week! Head on down to Petra Cliffs this Friday, November 2nd to watch Reel Rock 7.

“From battling Himalayan peaks to a battle on Spanish limestone to establish the world’s first 5.15C. From the non-conformist world of offwidth climbing to the new found fame of the boundary-pushing sport of free soloing. This years films are nothing short of intrepid … Read more >>

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Published:October 31, 2012 View Post

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