Tag Archives: ice climbing

Black Diamond Fuel Ice Tool

We love it when new ice tools come on the market. Seeing, and testing, the new designs really brings out the gear-hound in us. Heading out with the new Black Diamond Fuel Ice Tools was no different. Black Diamond has a variety of ice tools in market and the Fuel ice tools are the newest tools Continue Reading...

Rock Project

                                        The Rock Project tour, sponsored by Black Diamond, The Access Fund, REI, and various other local companies, made its stop in Salt Lake City, UT over the weekend. The Rock Project tour is designed around Continue Reading...

Petzl Laser Speed Ice Screw

The Petzl Laser Speed Ice Screw is the newest ice screw on the market. They arrived just in time to do some testing this ice climbing season. They come in a variety of color coded sizes:  10 cm, 13 cm, 17 cm, 21 cm. The tube and drill are steel with an aluminum hanger. The Continue Reading...

Cassin X-All Mountain Ice Tools

My regular climbing partner has used the same set of ice tools for the 3 years I’ve been climbing with him. He loves them. One day, about two months ago he showed up with a new pair of Cassin X-All Mountain ice tools. I was a little astonished, why the change? He said he tried out a Continue Reading...

Eddie Bauer First Ascent

We had the opportunity to review a complete setup of outer clothing from Eddie Bauer First Ascent. Eddie Bauer has a long history of alpine climbing. Their down jackets were worn on the fist American ascent of Mt. Everest in 1963. The climbing tradition is alive with their First Ascent line of clothes. The attention to Continue Reading...

Petzl Ergo Ice Tools

If you’ve never tried ice or mixed climbing this is the year to put it on your must-do-before-spring list. When you do go ice climbing I highly recommend you pick up a pair of Petzl Ergo ice tools. Petzl designed these tools to excel at dry tooling and mixed climbing. The extreme curve of the Continue Reading...