May 3, 2017
The Chironico Shorts were excellent for hot days of climbing at the beach. They’re made of the same Cordura fabric as the Solution Pant, which helped them hold up well against the sharp rock while still being comfortable sitting around in the sand too. One of my favorite features of these shorts, though, was the cord belt because it allowed for such a customizable fit. I never had to worry about them falling down or being too tight when I went for a hard move. On top of that, the extra pockets were a huge plus! I mean, who doesn’t want extra pockets?
Comfortable, durable and breathable, these were my go-to pants during my travels. The Cordura fabric made these pants light, stretchy, and strong and they provided me with the ultimate peace of mind when I was climbing outdoors. Plus, the articulated knees and gusseted crotch made every move on the rock feel unrestrained and comfortable. The Solution Pants also stood up to way more than just a day of projecting at the crag. Even when I was touristing around in a crowded city or sitting for hours on end while traveling, these pants made me feel comfortable and confident in any situation.
TX3 Approach Shoe
I love these shoes! They were the perfect pair for every approach to the crag, regardless of whether it was a short hike or a long haul. The wider fit in the forefoot of the shoe gave my feet a lot of room to breathe and allowed me to wear these shoes for hours on end. Plus, the Vibram Mega-Grip rubber on the sole and sides of the shoe made for super sturdy foot placements. I always had a lot of confidence while scrambling over rocks and I was never worried about damaging the shoe.
Otaki Climbing Shoe
I’ve always loved La Sportiva climbing shoes, so when I got the Otaki’s for this trip I knew that I wouldn’t be let down. I like how they’re comfortable but super technical. The velcro allowed me to adjust the shoes as tight as I wanted to depending on the climb, while the leather formed to my foot and made them fit like a glove. Plus, their aggressive shape excelled in stepping on tiny holds, whether it was on an overhanging route or even something more slabby. My favorite feature of the Otaki’s, though, was their S-Heel technology. I’ve never climbed in shoes with this feature before and I was impressed by how much easier it was to heel hook. It honestly feels like all you need to do is put your heel on the rock and it sticks.