For the best performance, climbers should pick from shoes that most closely reflect their climbing style and then purchase the one that best fits their feet.
It is said that inspiration comes from the most unlikely sources, and here was a regular woman who was pushing her personal limits in a way I had never seen before at any crag.
We were just a couple of twenty-year-olds from Squamish. We could do this, Couldn’t we? The Nose was one of the biggest climbs of its type in the world in 1969 and at 31 pitches, two or three times longer than the longest climb we had done. It was big, psychologically and physically.
Here are some top gear choices for anyone building a new rack or updating any existing gear.