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Black Diamond Recall(s)

Black Diamond Recall(s)

Posted by: on Apr 15, 2016 | No Comments

Black Diamond had a rough start to 2016 with some major recall’s. These recall’s range from Ferratas to Nylon Runners. If you haven’t checked Black Diamonds site and the recall list, please do it now and check it against your gear.  The first 2 recalls came in early February and affected Nylon Runner and Carabiners. These last round of recalls involve Camalot’s, Index Ascenders, Easy Riders and the Iron Cruiser Via Ferratas. Better safe than sorry – check your gear and send it in if it’s part of the recall.

Baladeo 2013 OR

Baladeo 2013 OR

Posted by: on Nov 5, 2014 | No Comments

I really like what is going on at Baladeo with their line of knives. All the different styles are so well crafted and designed. There was a lot of thought put into the products I saw on display. Their products range from specific activities to good old fashion pocket knives. Some of the Pocket Knife lines are Hunting, Modern, Ultra light and another big bucket of dedicated knives include Climbing, Canyoning, Diving, Mushroom Hunting, Watch Making, and more.

Edelrid 2013 OR

Edelrid 2013 OR

Posted by: on Oct 21, 2013 | No Comments

As usual, Edelrid is coming out with some great new stuff for 2014. From new colors to new additions. The simplicity allows for form and function to really join together in something that is usually sacrificed for one over the other.

So iLL 2013 OR

So iLL 2013 OR

Posted by: on Sep 25, 2013 | No Comments

Whether you climb inside or out, the type of holds you encounter can play a pivotal part in your climbing experience. But as gym rats know, when you’re only climbing on artificial holds, things can get a bit redundant. Creating something new and unique is what causes certain designers, climbers, and companies to stand out in this market place.

Tendon 2013 OR

Tendon 2013 OR

Posted by: on Sep 24, 2013 | No Comments

I like to find the companies at Outdoor Retailer that are solid overseas but seem to be just a like start-up in North America. Tendon is one of those companies, and a company I have been hearing more and more about. In wondering what this company was all about, I decided to stop by at Outdoor Retailer and chat with Jiri. Tendon is a Czech based company making a wide range of ropes, harnesses, carabiners, cords, slings, and more. Alpine, Canyoning, Sport, Military and Rescue just to name a few areas of operation for these ropes.

Krieg 2013 OR

Krieg 2013 OR

Posted by: on Sep 21, 2013 | No Comments

I would have to say my favorite thing to do at Outdoor Retailer is to stop by the Krieg booth and say hi to Sam. It is always such a delight to stop by to see all the new patterns and talk with him, such a great attitude and energy. Running his sewing machine, his booth gets flooded with people who must feel the same as I do cause he is one busy guy.

Madrock 2013 OR

Madrock 2013 OR

Posted by: on Sep 20, 2013 | No Comments

Stopping by the Madrock booth this year was as friendly and fun as it has been in the past years. The first thing that caught my eye was they new floating shoe, which turned out to be Madrock’s new high performance shoe, the M5.

Scarpa 2013 OR

Scarpa 2013 OR

Posted by: on Sep 19, 2013 | No Comments

We’ve been talking with Scarpa the past few years and every opportunity we’ve had to discuss the shoes design with Heinz Mariacher has always been a pleasure. Being a designer, I love the micro and macros that go into concepts, design, function and more of a new shoe.

Test Drops

Test Drops

Posted by: on Jul 24, 2013 | No Comments

We here at belaycafe are sooooo excited for the deep water soloing comp at the winter sports park. Pushing 50 feet with a 26 foot roof. they have been jumping into this pool for years on ski’s, now it’s time to drop in off a massive wall. Here’s to hoping they leave it up permanently and open it to the public like the jumps have been for years. Thanks Momentum Climbing Gym for the great videos.

My New Momentum Mecca

My New Momentum Mecca

Posted by: on Jun 28, 2013 | No Comments

I’m sure by now you have heard of the new Sender One gym in Southern California that Chris Sharma and Walltopia put together and looks amazing. Here in SLC we’re also getting some Walltopia love with Momentum’s second location coming this fall/winter.