What do you want for Christmas? PART TWOby JoH - Editor Nov/2006
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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
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
"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
Weight 700gBuy online at Facewest
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.
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.
Weight: 445 g
Buy online at Planet Fear