Petzl gear is our choice for safety, function, durability and of course, style. If nothing else, we are stylish.
Five Ten…sticky. Need we say more? We’ve both worn their shoes for ages because we need all the help we can get.
Clothing is important enough to Maggie that she sort of went to college for it. Adidas Outdoor products sport clean, function-inspired lines and incorporate fabric technologies that keep us comfortable and looking good (the really important part) while climbing!
Um, we kneebar. A lot. In fact, we hold on with our knees more than we do with our hands. Chuck uses the Large Send Climbing pads and Maggie likes the Minis. The new Slim versions are making us very, very happy climbers!
For us, eating is kind of a big deal. We both feel that nutrition is the missing link in most climbers’ regimens. There are things we benefit from that are impossible for us to get from actual food in the necessary quantities and at the exact time they’re needed. Enter PhysiVantage, with SuperCharged Collagen, Weapons Grade Whey Protein, EndureX, and Crush: evidence-based supplements designed specifically for climbers!
We hate to be cold! Heat Factory USA and ThermaCell hand, body, and toe warmers help us stay out way longer than we’d be able to manage without them. Warmth is underrated!
We’re HUGE fans of ClimbTech cable draws and steel carabiners for fixed gear that’s manufactured to withstand wear and exposure.
Power can definitely improve one’s quality of life. Heat and light in the Scamp, charging of phones, laptop, iPad, Petzl headlamps…all thanks to the Goal Zero Yeti 400 and a couple of tiny, but powerful, solar panels.
We owe The Front Climbing Club in Ogden (and Salt Lake, too) bigtime for providing year-round perfect training conditions and route setting, along with the swankiest yoga studio in northern Utah. And for Maggie’s paychecks for the 5 years before we took to the road. How many places out there are so cool that the staff is there to play when they’re not working?