What do you want for Christmas? PART TWOby JoH - Editor Nov/2006
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© Mick Ryan, Nov 2006
Wild Country Vision Ziplock Mens Harness - £45.00
An all round harness needs to function in all conditions and adjustment is the key to that. Therefore, with the addition of the superb new Ziplock leg loop buckles, Wild Country have added the versatility needed for winter, alpine or just rubbish summer weather. Clean, light and unobtrusive they perfectly complement the redesigned leg loops to give this harness all-round appeal for those who need to go that bit further. Another plus point is the wide adjustment available on the cleverly designed waist belt - with around 5-6" / 12-15cm movement on each size there is plenty of room for layer changes - or even a pound or two gained or lost!More info at Wild Country
Womens Eagle Fleece Vest from El Alto - £35.00
Ethically sourced, performance clothing from El Alto.
Available in sizes S - XL (10 - 16) and in Black or Grey. Also available in mens styling.
Buy online at El Alto
Metolius Mini Jugs - Sessions Set - £30.00
"I knew the entire Metolius line was a very well-planned group of holds, some of my favorites. But I wanted my holds to stand out and at the same time, complement what was already a great hold line. The new Sessions line will be an outstanding addition to any climbing wall, from the biggest commercial gym to the tiniest home wall, any place climbers gather for fun climbing sessions." - Mike Pont
Please Note Holds may differ slightly from those illustrated
Buy online at Outside
Edelrid Two Sac Rope Bag - £30.00
Nothing is so good that it can't be improved. The two sac serves the same purpose as the sac sac but has a larger mat, shoulder straps, a padded back, and more pack space. Can be used as a small rucksack.
Weight 700gBuy online at Facewest
New Grivel 360 Ice Screws - £44.50
The new Grivel 360 screw can benefit all ice climbers. In situations where safety depends on speedy screw placement (crevasse rescue or steep ice) the 360's sharp bite and easy starting are quite reassuring. When obstructions of rock or ice prevent a normal fixed hanger's rotation, the 360's handle may be lifted away from the surface and turned freely. The 360's super-slick finish makes it very difficult for ice to clog its core. The 360's efficiency makes it possible to place an ice screw where and when you want to, not just where and when you are able to. The inverted thread increases extraction resistance. The "hydrodynamic" design ensures easy penetration even into the coldest and hardest ice.
Zero-G full nut set (1 - 11) - £50.00
Buy online at Joe Brown Shop
A set of 11 anodised curved wired nuts to cover the normal range of placements. Colour coded, and with the sizes on the swage. Larger sizes are hollow to save weight. Ideal for a new rack.
Garra Claw Climbing Shoe - £50
Simple and technical. The most basic shoe in Garra's range of technical models with asymmetric last. Its integrated stiffeners and the effective composition of Garra's Adhesión sole provide high stability and adhesion in all types of climbing. Its rear made of Adhesión rubber by means of opposite scales, the SCARPEX rear system, increases its adherence in heel hookings, providing and increased efficiency. CLAW features Garra's advanced cushioning system (SAI). This is truly a multi-purpose performer. Buy online at Walkhigh Mountaineering
The North Face Momentum Jacket - £49.49
The North Face Momentum Jacket is a soft, stretchy, comfortable fleece thats ideal for activities where freedom of movement is key. The 4-way TKA stretch material conforms to your movement, whether its stretching for that hold, hiking on a cool evening or paddling across the channel. An athletic fit makes it great for layering in winter, while the (monkey) thumb loops and elastic cuffs stop the sleeves from riding up when moving fast. A Napolean pocket keeps your key or energy gel handy, while two hand pockets provide security for larger items.
Weight: 445 g
Buy online at Planet Fear
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