Butora ‘Acro’ – Climbing Shoe Review!

Butora ‘Acro’ – Climbing Shoe Review!

“Many of my friends have been talking about the Butora, ‘Acro’, so I decided to take a look. At first glance, the Acro has that race car, high performance, down-turned toe design. After 35+ years of alpine climbing, my feet don’t have an Indy 500 shape. My pads...
FrictionLabs Chalk – Gear Review!

FrictionLabs Chalk – Gear Review!

There are a variety of chalk manufactures out there, but which one is the best for you? My first experience using chalk was in 1978. I had heard that rock climbers were ‘Buildering’ the Limestone walls on the Stanford Campus. Many of the walls around the campus had...
Organic Bouldering Pads – Gear Review!

Organic Bouldering Pads – Gear Review!

After purchasing two ‘Briefcase Pads’ from Organic Climbing USA, Bill Brooks and I trekked into Eldorado Canyon excited to try a few bouldering problems. With evening nearing, we skirted under the Wind Tower and crossed over to the Redgarden Wall. After a short...
Scarpa ‘Reflex’ – Shoe Review!

Scarpa ‘Reflex’ – Shoe Review!

Trad and gym climbers from around the globe all have their ‘go-to’ rock shoes, mine right now are the Scarpa Reflex. Over the past few years I have had a few minor injuries, sore shoulders, tweaked elbows and what felt like a hot fire-poker in my neck.  This summer I...
La Sportiva ‘Futura’ – Shoe Review!

La Sportiva ‘Futura’ – Shoe Review!

‘The La Sportiva, ‘Futura’ is by far the most exciting high performance shoe that I have yet reviewed.’ As the temperatures began to drop in Eldorado, Colorado last October, I was fortunate enough to sneak away for several solo bouldering sessions. For years, I have...