Hashtag Chaconation: Liberate Your Toes, Liberate Your Soul

We aren’t just talking about a shoe (sandal?) that can walk through rivers and up mountains with general ease. We are talking about a status symbol that you choose to wear on your feet. Nothing says “I care more about function than style” like strapping on some kicks designed in the paleolithic era and shit … Continue reading Hashtag Chaconation: Liberate Your Toes, Liberate Your Soul

Rock climbing: To Helmet or Not to Helmet?

How often do you see someone with a helmet on and think to yourself, “What a loser!?” If you’re anything like me, it’s probably never. I tend to think that if someone is wearing a helmet, they’re probably doing something dangerous and that they’re a badass. The idea that helmets are lame is a childish … Continue reading Rock climbing: To Helmet or Not to Helmet?

Trad Climbing: It’s Not the Size of the Rack, But How You Use it.

Living in a van leaves you with a very limited amount of storage space. However, having limited space does NOT mean you need to have a limited rack. It may not be the world's largest gear collection, but what I do have, fits comfortably in the back of my vehicle/home and has given me plenty … Continue reading Trad Climbing: It’s Not the Size of the Rack, But How You Use it.

Review: Trango Ration Pack

Lucky me! I recently received a new multipitch bag from Trango.  And let me tell you, I had no idea how much difference a little bag like that could make.   I’ve yet to have been lucky enough to take it out on any crazy alpine expeditions or anything crazy yet.  However, my partner and I … Continue reading Review: Trango Ration Pack