The new Beal Gully 7.3mm Unicore climbing rope was featured in Climbing Magazine’s 2014 Gear Guide. The lightest and thinnest half rope on the market, the Gully is also certified as a twin rope.
The Grivel 360 ice screws were featured in the Climbing Magazine’s 2014 Gear Guide where they were praised for their improved hanger that allows them to rack tighter on the harness and the longer teeth that makes them quicker to place.
Big Up Productions just released this free online film that features Adam Ondra's first ascent of La Dura Dura (5.15c).
Alpine Mentors is getting a little brother: Alpine Mentors Pacific Northwest (AM-PNW).
AM-PNW is a partnership between Alpine Mentors and the Northwest Region of the American Alpine Club. Together they promote alpinism by encouraging, coaching, and climbing with technically proficient young alpinists who aspire to climb great mountains in a lightweight, low-impact style.
It's always a treat to open up my mailbox and see the latest issue of Rock and Ice magazine sitting there, begging me to procrastinate everything important so that I can look through its pages.
UIAA sets a new standard for water repellent ropes. Edelweiss Supereverdry ropes and Beal Golden Dry ropes have passed the test.