For coarse splitters, the Ocun Crack Gloves were our favorite models. They are thoughtfully constructed, offering the best balance of durability and sensitivity amongst the crack gloves that we tested. After climbing a few thousand feet of both rock and plastic cracks, we struggled to find many flaws in them. They offer an excellent alternative to tape gloves and don't add much volume to your hands. The Ocun balance durability and slimness better than any other crack climbing gloves that we tested. Previous models like the Outdoor Research Splitter Glove and the Climb X Super Crack Glove felt too flimsy or too bulky, respectively, in comparison to the Ocun Crack Glove.
Despite our desire to find the perfect crack shoe, we have yet to find one that's ideal for all types of cracks. There is simply too much variation in cracks for one model to hope to excel at all sizes or rock types. For most people climbing moderate cracks (i.e., graded 5.10 and under), we recommend a high-top design. Moderate cracks are generally wide and/or less-than-vertical. For these cracks, high-top shoes will guard your ankles during jams hand-size or wider, while their stiffness and flat soles improve comfort and reduce foot fatigue. Our testers' favorite design in this style is the La Sportiva TC Pro, but there is plenty to like about similar models, such as the softer Five Ten Grandstone or the wider Scarpa Maestro Mid Eco. High-tops shoes, however, can cause Achilles pain for some people. If that's the case, we recommend the Black Diamond Aspect, which is a low-top, trad-oriented design that could also save you some money.
As the grades rise, some climbers swear by low volume, slipper-style shoes like the Five Ten Moccasym, especially for thin cracks. If you size them up from their normal sizing to allow your toes to lay flat, you can create an extremely narrow toe profile that will let you cram extra rubber into the slimmest openings. Our testers agree that the hard cracks of the future will likely be climbed in shoes that can squeeze into thinner (sub-0.75-inch) cracks, but argue over whether slipper designs can supply enough edging performance for all rock types. Difficult granite cracks, for example, often involve bouldery cruxes where shoes also need to be able to utilize micro edges and face holds. The La Sportiva Katana is perfectly equipped for this kind of test piece. The Katana is more supportive than a soft slipper in cracks, while the lace closure locks your foot in place.
The La Sportiva Skwama is another of our favorite crack climbing shoes because it's shaped perfectly for fitting in all sizes of cracks. The thin layer of rubber on the upper also offers a little extra grip and protection for sore feet, and the single velcro closure remains mostly out of the way while jamming your feet into cracks hand-sized and up. This shoe is ideal for Indian Creek or Zion, where the thin cracks on cutting-edge free climbs are often too small to accept higher volume shoes like the La Sportiva TC Pro.
Bolt is a permanent, man-made article that requires a hole to be drilled or hammered into the rock for its placement, usually consisting of a glued-in or expansion bolt. Bolts are small anchoring devices (usually 3/8\" diameter by about 3\" length) used to protect climbers where there are no cracks or openings for other types of protection.
High Sierra Climbing sample topo Red Dihedral IV 5.10b, Incredible Hulk, High Sierra Red Dihedral is one of the best 5.10 route in the High Sierra. The routes splitter cracks, incredible Yosemite-like rock lead to a great summit with big exposure on all sizes. We have provided a FREE topo of Red Dihedral to whet your appetite to purchase our High Sierra Climbing guidebook.
There are definitely problems with 2021 Ford Bronco windshields cracking. While some owners say that the cracks appear out of nowhere, others are aware of rock chips impacting the windshield. The problem here is that even tiny impact points quickly turn into large cracks, so the windshield has to be replaced.
Quite simply, owners say that 2021 Ford Bronco windshields tend to crack. Sometimes they crack spontaneously, and sometimes cracks emerge after the windshield has been hit by even the tiniest rock shard.
My windshield has cracked in a manner that is unsafe. It has 2 identical cracks on each side. Small rocks hit the glass and caused instant cracks well over 8 inches in length. I feel that the glass is not impact-rated correctly, or too thin. I have never seen a windshield crack like this from the impact of a small rock.
Crackamite is an explosion-free demolition agent which enables a safe, soundless and tremor-free breaking up of rocks, stone and concrete without the need for special preconditions or infrastructure. It does not cause any explosion, noise, ground vibration, gas, dust or any other environmental pollution when used properly.
Nuts are an essential for every trad climber. They are made of a flexible wire which is threaded through a hard 'nut' of metal. They are cheap, light and durable.Climbing nuts exert very little outwards force on the rock, unlike cams. Most of the force is transferred in the direction it is being pulled (in most cases, down and slightly outwards from the rock).It's for this reason that they should be placed in tapered cracks and constrictions, where the crack becomes smaller further down. When weighted (if you fall), the nut becomes wedged further into the crack.
If you make it to us before the chip spreads, our expert mechanics can repair it easily. Even if the glass must be replaced, we can order in windshields for most makes and models to get the job done as quickly as possible. For your convenience, we offer free loaner cars for qualifying repairs. Ask about your eligibility when you make your appointment! To get in touch, please contact us online or call (970) 682-4202. 1e1e36bf2d