Gear Review: NEW Petzl Hirundos Harness

I have been lucky enough to get to check out Petzl’s newly updated Hirundos harness over the last couple months.  While the original Hirundos was a pretty perfect design for a lightweight harness as far as I was concerned, the new Hirundos adds some additional features that have increased comfort while minimizing the overall profile … More Gear Review: NEW Petzl Hirundos Harness

Petzl Spirit Screw-Lock Review & the Perfect Anchor/Belay System

Within the last year, Petzl introduced the Spirit screw-lock carabiner based on the well-received non-locking Spirit carabiner. At 45 g, it is one of the lightest locking carabiners on the market.  To achieve this impressive strength to weight ratio, it is designed with an H cross section and made out of aluminum, while still rated … More Petzl Spirit Screw-Lock Review & the Perfect Anchor/Belay System

Gear Review: Petzl Tikka XP Core Headlamp

This modern headlamp is designed for a person who is seeking reliability, durability and a variety of light sources.  Even better, the headlamp comes with a rechargeable lithium battery that is very convenient and ultimately reduces the impact on the environment by eliminating the use of disposable batteries.  The lighting features include white and red … More Gear Review: Petzl Tikka XP Core Headlamp

Gear Review: Petzl Spirit Quickdraw

Climbing on the ThaiTanium Wal, Ko Yowabun, Thailand. Photo Dylan Taylor. The petzl spirit quickdraws are a great addition to the sport climber’s rack. The thicker dogbones prevent twisting, making clipping easy, and giving me extra confidence when the possibility of falling is increased. This extra burly webbing is also appreciated when the draws are … More Gear Review: Petzl Spirit Quickdraw