Mountain Standards

Posted April 28, 2010

Petzl Dragonfly 8.2 Double Ropes: Light and Bright

I look for equipment that will do everything. For me this means finding the driest and most durable half rope I can. So this autumn I picked up a pair of Petzl Dragonflys, curious to see how much winter climbing they could handle.

Posted April 1, 2010

C.A.M.P. Radion Ice Screws: Filling the Frozen Niche

I tested the Radion for four months this winter on steep ice, meandering gullies and snow mountaineering slogs. In some regards, the Radion design is without equal. But in other respects—or the wrong conditions—the Radion is exasperating.

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