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Ropes that do knot disappoint

Our Edelweiss Supereverdry Curve Unicore workhorse holds a place of honor in our office. Ropes: 60m, 70m Edelweiss Supereverdry Curve Unicore 9.8mm Rope When these ropes first arrived in their cardboard mailing box, our guides ripped the tape open, removed the two 60m...

Director’s Picks: HERA Climb4Life Attache

Petzl’s HERA Climb4Life attache These bright blue HERA Climb4Life locking carabiners by Petzl play a key role in the gear fleet at Vail, Colorado’s Apex Mountain School. Great for use climbing both rock and ice, the simple, compact design makes it a useful tool,...

Director’s Picks: Scott’s favorite boot

When Scott, the director of the mountain guide service where I’m employed, returned from his AMGA Ice Instructor course in Canmore, Alberta, one of the first things he spoke about as highlights from his three weeks away was his pair of Arc’teryx Acrux AR...

Director’s Picks – 2015 Metolius Offset Master Cams

Metolius: Offset Master Cams Metolius Offset Master Cams are a great product at a great price. I started using them in Unaweep, South Platte, Vedauwoo, and Joshua Tree National Park, locations notorious for offset and expanding cracks.  Metolius Offset Master Cams are...

Director’s Picks – 2014 Approach Shoes

Director’s Picks – 2014 Approach Shoes July 31, 2014 by scott Leave a Comment I’m happy to say that after years of inquiries from our clients, Apex’s Director (well, that is, me) has started an equipment blog to provide reviews on what products we like best in the...