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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Choosing the Right Crampons

Get a Grip With the Right Set of Crampons

Binding Styles- Strap:

For boots without welts, like regular hiking boots, insulated winter boots, snowboarding boots, approach shoes, or mountaineering boots with overboots, a strap-on style crampon is necessary. This style of crampon utilizes nylon webbing straps and flexible plastic cages on the toe and heel. Strap style crampons are perfect for providing traction on non-technical terrain or unconventional winter footwear … Read more >>

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Published:January 23, 2015 View Post

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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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Winter Layering Guide

Stay warm and comfortable this winter with proper layering!

Cold temperatures and snowy weather don’t mean that you have to head inside and spend all of your free time sipping hot toddies, playing board games and reading by a fire (though that does sounds like a good way to spend your evening after a long day of ice climbing, winter hiking or skiing). With proper layering and a thermos of … Read more >>

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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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Winter Kick-Off Sale – Three Days Left!

There are still a few days left to save big on this years coolest winter gear! Our Winter Kick-Off Sale continues at Outdoor Gear Exchange and online at GearX.com through this Sunday! 

We recently received this seasons latest skis & boots from Black Diamond and immediately put them on sale – you won’t find better prices on this stuff. Save 25% off this years skis and as much as 69% Read more >>

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Published:October 11, 2012 View Post

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Tent Sale at OGE!

The tent is set up on Church Street and it is loaded with deals! This tent sale is part of our Winter Kick-Off Sale running from October 1st-14th. You aren’t going to find better deals on skis, climbing gear, canoes & kayaks, + so much more. 

Save up to 71% Off A.T. Boots, up to 67% Off Telemark Boots, and up to 80% Off Nordic BootsA.T. Read more >>

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Published:October 4, 2012 View Post

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Winter Kick-Off Sale!

Snow!

This morning it was snowing at the top of Mount Washington… it might not have been much, but there was snow nonetheless. In light of the snow this morning, we are having a Winter Kick-Off Sale! Here at GearX.com we are getting so excited about the dropping temperatures, overnight frosts, and choice snowflakes that we just can’t contain ourselves any longer. 

Looking for a new pair of skis this … Read more >>

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Published:October 1, 2012 View Post

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Ouray Ice Festival 2011

On January 8th I had the chance to travel to Ouray Colorado and compete in the much anticipated Ouray Ice Festival mixed climbing competition.

The Ouray Ice Festival is North America’s biggest ice climbing kegger, and for obvious reasons.  Surrounded by the inspiring San Juan mountains the “Switzerland of Colorado” sports plenty of hotels, hot springs, restaurants and brew pubs to absorb the up to 5000 people who come … Read more >>

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Published:January 21, 2011 View Post

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