/ GEAR ARTICLE: Berry's Low Down On USA Gear From Salt Palace

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Salt Lake City, Utah, home to the USA's Outdoor Retailer (OR) Show, 4 kb"Climbers need rock + climbers need gear = climbing gear needs you + climbing shops need you."

Sheffield's Si Berry of Beta Climbing Designs visits the Salt Lake City Outdoor Retailer Show and takes an in depth look at what's hot in climbing gear for 2011 - with a slight American bias!

Including the classic quotes: "Given half the chance climbing gear could be as good as sex!" and another: "Overwhelmed by his gamut of ideas, I nearly had another gear freak seizure."

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/news.php?id=3468

ben b - on 28 Feb 2011
In reply to UKC Gear: Good to see that Pete Livesey's specs are alive and well, working for Montane...
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zhwang on 28 Feb 2011
In reply to ben b:

There's a few mistakes in the five ten section. The quantum has a mystique sole and rand, whereas the arrowhead has a mystique rand and onyxx sole. Also, scarpa have been doing downturned womens specific boots for years!
Michael Ryan - on 28 Feb 2011
In reply to zhwang:

Will check on that. It was fact checked.
IainWhitehouse - on 28 Feb 2011
In reply to Mick Ryan - Senior Editor - UKC: Mick, he's right that the Arrowhead has an onyxx sole. I've no doubt you and Si checked but FiveTen themselves couldn't seem to decide which rubber was going on and most of the samples you saw are likely to have different rubbers from the production model.
iceaxejuggler - on 28 Feb 2011
In reply to UKC Gear:

a weakened pound should boost British exports (though it may discourage transatlantic trade the other way).
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Michael Ryan - on 28 Feb 2011
In reply to IainWhitehouse:

Thanks iain.

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