With a light, ergonomic design and secure screwgate sleeve, the versatile Black Diamond Nitron Screwgate carabiner is the ideal choice for everything from belaying to anchor building. The smooth-clipping keylock nose won't snag on bolts and slings, while its hot-forged construction allows for a streamlined shape that reduces weight.
By Mike Hawkins It has been a long day – one of the most demanding climbing days you have ever experienced. Your legs are wrecked. Your back is sore and you have small bruises on your hips from your hipbelt. You have sunscreen caked into every nook and cranny, but even that didn’t keep you […]
By Mike Hawkins “Man, this is a really great pack…” I said it over and over for months until my wife had finally had enough of it. She had to get one for herself. While 50 liters is a little small for most multi-day mountaineering and winter ski tours, the small size is plenty versatile […]
By Val Peckarsky Regardless of past matrimonial experiences, we have all experienced cold feet at one point or another. As mountaineers, with our penchant for traveling willingly into extreme conditions at high altitudes, we frequently find ourselves on the frontlines of the battle against allowing our extremities to become too cold. Cold-related injuries vary greatly […]