The North Face Summit L5 Futurelight Review

February 10th, 2020 by Tim Banfield | Posted in Apparel, Gear | No Comments »

The North Face Summit L5 Futurelight is a stretchy hardshell that excels in range of movement and performing in variable conditions


Nova Scotia Bouldering at Peggy’s Cove

April 26th, 2019 by Tim Banfield | Posted in East, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Nova Scotia Bouldering at Peggy’s Cove

As the waves of the Atlantic Ocean crash in the afternoon sun, the lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove stands out like a beacon. The community of Peggy’s Cove is a throw back to the time […]


Field Test: The Mountain Hardwear StretchDown Hoody

February 11th, 2019 by Tim Banfield | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on Field Test: The Mountain Hardwear StretchDown Hoody

When you think of a down jacket, you don’t often think of a jacket that stretches and works well when you are climbing. I’ve been using the Mountain Hardwear StretchDown Hoody now since August, […]


Thivierge is Quebec Climber, Entrepreneur and Mountaineer

February 4th, 2019 by Tim Banfield | Posted in Profiles | Comments Off on Thivierge is Quebec Climber, Entrepreneur and Mountaineer

François Guy Thivierge has been sharing his passion for the mountains in Quebec for 25 years now. He first discovered the mountains at age six near Mount Washington in New Hampshire and in his […]


Indoor Weekly: Review of Tindeq Progressor and V-Rings

February 5th, 2018 by Tim Banfield | Posted in Events, Events, Gear, Hardware, Profiles | Comments Off on Indoor Weekly: Review of Tindeq Progressor and V-Rings

At a time when training for climbing seems to be becoming as popular as actual climbing, comes a unique training device that actually sets itself apart from the competitors. Most training products have specific […]


Brise Pant: A Modern Rock Climbing Pant

August 17th, 2017 by Tim Banfield | Posted in Apparel, Gear | Comments Off on Brise Pant: A Modern Rock Climbing Pant

Tired of finishing climbing and then having to change into some street clothes to go out after? Your problem has been solved with the new Foehn pants, they are performance rock climbing pants with […]


New Ice/Mixed Tool Training Grip is the Duck Ring

January 26th, 2017 by Tim Banfield | Posted in Gear, Hardware | Comments Off on New Ice/Mixed Tool Training Grip is the Duck Ring

Tired of being kicked out of the gym for training with your ice tools? With the increased popularity of books discussing training for winter climbing, Duck Rings created by Tindeq are a good alternative […]