Category Archives: CAMP USA climbing

San Juan Mountains Condition Report (Snake Couloir, Mt. Sneffels Ski Beta) May 27, 2017

The conditions in the San Juan Mountains and southwest CO are ripe right now! From skiing big lines to climbing fun and warm sandstone, there is something for everybody. This past week I had the chance to ski the Snake … Continue reading

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How to Sharpen Ice Tools

It is that time of year again. The Colorado Ice Conditions page on Facebook is a flurry with posts of who’s climbed Pikes Peak? Is Martha’s in yet?? Who knows where’s there is ice to climb!?!? By early November the … Continue reading

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Camp Flash Harness Review

Cirque of the Towers, Wind River Range, WY Springsummernowfall in the Camp Flash Harness Ohhhhh my, it’s been a good year. Early in the spring, I got a hold of the Camp Flash Harness and was able to get quite a bit … Continue reading

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Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing Kit

As an American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) certified alpine and rock guide and provider of the AMGA’s Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) courses and exams I am often asked what’s in my climbing kit. Then more importantly I was asked “why?” … Continue reading

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American Mountain Guides Association Alpine Guide Exam

This September I took and passed the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Alpine Guide exam.  I am now an AMGA Certified Alpine Guide.  The Alpine Guide Certification is designed for people who guide glaciated and non-glaciated peaks, approaches and climbs, … Continue reading

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CAMP Geko Hot Gloves; More LOVE!

A (Long) Day in the CAMP Geko Hot Gloves Happy New Year all- I hope you are all getting some adventures in or at least have plans to in the new year. I want to take a few minutes and … Continue reading

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Camp Laser CR Harness; Falling in Love

Falling in Love with the CAMP Laser CR Harness Howdy, folks. I just got done putting the CAMP Laser CR Harness through the wringer and I’ve got some great things to share with you. I’ve taken this thing everywhere and … Continue reading

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Route Profile: Maiden Voyage, Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Grade III, 5.9, 6 pitches

Route Profile: Maiden Voyage – Grade III 5.9, six pitches. The Black Canyon of the Gunnison has a reputation of being for the extreme climber. With its remote circumstances, tick and poison ivy infested approaches, loose and unpredictable rock, challenging … Continue reading

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Camp Speed Helemt

I see helmets as an essential piece of climbing equipment. However finding a good helmet has been difficult and the less I’ve liked my helmet the easier it is to convince myself I might not need it. Enter the Camp Speed … Continue reading

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Camp USA Winter Gear Review

I’ve found ice, and it was right there in front of me. Last winter, I fled the mountains of southwest Colorado during the winter in search of warm rock. I had never been very drawn to alpine and ice climbing. … Continue reading

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