A little Beta for those brave enough to travel to, then climb in the great Big Bend National Park. Feel free to print off this stuff for your reference, while the guide the park provides are free the photos are poorly copied and details are highly lacking. 
I will add more photos and routes so stay tuned! 
Guide has been compiled by David Horne, 1999.
www.roamready.com
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A little Beta for those brave enough to travel to, then climb in the great Big Bend National Park. Feel free to print off this stuff for your reference, while the guide the park provides are free the photos are poorly copied and details are highly lacking. 
I will add more photos and routes so stay tuned! 
Guide has been compiled by David Horne, 1999.
www.roamready.com
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A little Beta for those brave enough to travel to, then climb in the great Big Bend National Park. Feel free to print off this stuff for your reference, while the guide the park provides are free the photos are poorly copied and details are highly lacking. 
I will add more photos and routes so stay tuned! 
Guide has been compiled by David Horne, 1999.
www.roamready.com
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A little Beta for those brave enough to travel to, then climb in the great Big Bend National Park. Feel free to print off this stuff for your reference, while the guide the park provides are free the photos are poorly copied and details are highly lacking. 
I will add more photos and routes so stay tuned! 
Guide has been compiled by David Horne, 1999.
www.roamready.com
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A little Beta for those brave enough to travel to, then climb in the great Big Bend National Park. Feel free to print off this stuff for your reference, while the guide the park provides are free the photos are poorly copied and details are highly lacking. 
I will add more photos and routes so stay tuned! 
Guide has been compiled by David Horne, 1999.
www.roamready.com
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A little Beta for those brave enough to travel to, then climb in the great Big Bend National Park. Feel free to print off this stuff for your reference, while the guide the park provides are free the photos are poorly copied and details are highly lacking. 
I will add more photos and routes so stay tuned! 
Guide has been compiled by David Horne, 1999.
www.roamready.com
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A little Beta for those brave enough to travel to, then climb in the great Big Bend National Park. Feel free to print off this stuff for your reference, while the guide the park provides are free the photos are poorly copied and details are highly lacking. 
I will add more photos and routes so stay tuned! 
Guide has been compiled by David Horne, 1999.
www.roamready.com
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A little Beta for those brave enough to travel to, then climb in the great Big Bend National Park. Feel free to print off this stuff for your reference, while the guide the park provides are free the photos are poorly copied and details are highly lacking. 
I will add more photos and routes so stay tuned! 
Guide has been compiled by David Horne, 1999.
www.roamready.com
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A little Beta for those brave enough to travel to, then climb in the great Big Bend National Park. Feel free to print off this stuff for your reference, while the guide the park provides are free the photos are poorly copied and details are highly lacking. 
I will add more photos and routes so stay tuned! 
Guide has been compiled by David Horne, 1999.
www.roamready.com
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A little Beta for those brave enough to travel to, then climb in the great Big Bend National Park. Feel free to print off this stuff for your reference, while the guide the park provides are free the photos are poorly copied and details are highly lacking. 
I will add more photos and routes so stay tuned! 
Guide has been compiled by David Horne, 1999.
www.roamready.com
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A little Beta for those brave enough to travel to, then climb in the great Big Bend National Park. Feel free to print off this stuff for your reference, while the guide the park provides are free the photos are poorly copied and details are highly lacking. 

I will add more photos and routes so stay tuned! 

Guide has been compiled by David Horne, 1999.

www.roamready.com

bagcollector:

When evaluating a technical problem, it’s important to move outside yourself. To look at things from a different angle. There are endless carry scenarios, each its own design problem. So when a bag looks to fulfill a specific use case, applying your typical approach may not be fruitful.

This is…

A very thorough and excellent review by the Bag-Collector. We have already begun addressing the aforementioned issues and all new orders will have the new adjustments, plus some recent updates :)

Check us out and feel free to leave us any comments or questions either on our blog or email us at zready@roamready.com. We welcome custom requests and any special features you would like on your dream pack or messenger.

www.roamready.com

This weekend was the Summit Gym climbing series at Exposure in Carrolton TX. The comp had climbers from all over Texas including Austin and College Station. 
Our very own Cameron Epley made it into the finals and made an epic attempt at the final problem, an attempt that left the crowd roaring! 
Colt from Krave Jerky, Burl Eyewear, and Oberto Beef Jerky where there giving out free samples and reping their new products. 
So if you make by Carrollton in the next couple of weeks you should definitely drop by the gym and give these problems a try!
-Z
www.roamready.com
http://www.burleyewear.com/
https://www.kravejerky.com/
http://www.oberto.com/
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This weekend was the Summit Gym climbing series at Exposure in Carrolton TX. The comp had climbers from all over Texas including Austin and College Station. 
Our very own Cameron Epley made it into the finals and made an epic attempt at the final problem, an attempt that left the crowd roaring! 
Colt from Krave Jerky, Burl Eyewear, and Oberto Beef Jerky where there giving out free samples and reping their new products. 
So if you make by Carrollton in the next couple of weeks you should definitely drop by the gym and give these problems a try!
-Z
www.roamready.com
http://www.burleyewear.com/
https://www.kravejerky.com/
http://www.oberto.com/
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This weekend was the Summit Gym climbing series at Exposure in Carrolton TX. The comp had climbers from all over Texas including Austin and College Station. 
Our very own Cameron Epley made it into the finals and made an epic attempt at the final problem, an attempt that left the crowd roaring! 
Colt from Krave Jerky, Burl Eyewear, and Oberto Beef Jerky where there giving out free samples and reping their new products. 
So if you make by Carrollton in the next couple of weeks you should definitely drop by the gym and give these problems a try!
-Z
www.roamready.com
http://www.burleyewear.com/
https://www.kravejerky.com/
http://www.oberto.com/
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This weekend was the Summit Gym climbing series at Exposure in Carrolton TX. The comp had climbers from all over Texas including Austin and College Station. 
Our very own Cameron Epley made it into the finals and made an epic attempt at the final problem, an attempt that left the crowd roaring! 
Colt from Krave Jerky, Burl Eyewear, and Oberto Beef Jerky where there giving out free samples and reping their new products. 
So if you make by Carrollton in the next couple of weeks you should definitely drop by the gym and give these problems a try!
-Z
www.roamready.com
http://www.burleyewear.com/
https://www.kravejerky.com/
http://www.oberto.com/
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This weekend was the Summit Gym climbing series at Exposure in Carrolton TX. The comp had climbers from all over Texas including Austin and College Station. 

Our very own Cameron Epley made it into the finals and made an epic attempt at the final problem, an attempt that left the crowd roaring! 

Colt from Krave Jerky, Burl Eyewear, and Oberto Beef Jerky where there giving out free samples and reping their new products. 

So if you make by Carrollton in the next couple of weeks you should definitely drop by the gym and give these problems a try!

-Z

www.roamready.com

http://www.burleyewear.com/

https://www.kravejerky.com/

http://www.oberto.com/

My Love affair with the Trango Big Bro…
I have been climbing Trad now for a number of years and in that time one of the most unique pieces of pro on my rack has been a #2 Big Bro. And several of my friends continually joke that they are going to build me a shrine to the Big Bro because somehow I seem to look at cracks just for a place to set a BB. 
My trad buddies refuse to buy a BB because they argue that a cam is easier to set/ remove and covers the majority of cracks they will ever climb in… 
I subscribe to the old-school mentality that the leader should never fall, and I climb that way, that said I find being able to protect a fall on any given climb to be the most important task. “Getting to the top is optional, getting home isn’t.” -S. House 
I find that with a little bit of practice I can easily set a BB in any appropriate crack and rely on it immensely; They are solid for a fall, for aiding, and as one user said “Great for a sit in a chimney.” 
Whether you decide to run-out that 30’ section or not is your business but if you would prefer to throw in a piece of pro, just in cases, you might think about adding a Big Bro to your rack. -Or you could haul a giant valley cam up with you… (Pic #3)

A few quick specs (Trango Big Bro);
#1    Weight:    154 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  81-109 mm, 3.2-4.3 in    
#2     Weight:   190 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  101-145 mm, 4-5.7 in     
#3     Weight:   235 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  135-203 mm, 5.3-8 in     
#4     Weight:   338 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  191-305 mm, 7.5-12 in
In comparison the Camalot Family from BD:
TECH SPECS
Weight :  [0.3] 75 g (2.65 oz) [0.4] 83 g (2.93 oz)[0.5] 99 g (3.49 oz)[0.75] 119 g (4.18 oz)[1] 136 g (4.8 oz)[2] 155 g (5.47 oz)[3] 201 g (7.1 oz)[4] 289 g (10.2 oz)[5] 380 g (13.4 oz)[6] 557 g (1 lb 4 oz)


Strength :  [0.3] 8 kN, 1798 lbf [0.4] 10 kN, 2248 lbf [0.5] 12 kN, 2698 lbf [0.75-6] 14 kN, 3147 lbf


Range :  [0.3] 13.8-23.4 mm (0.54-0.92 in) [0.4] 15.5-26.7 mm (0.61-1.05 in) [0.5] 19.6-33.5 mm (0.77-1.32 in) [0.75] 23.9-41.2 mm (0.94-1.62 in) [1] 30.2-52.1 mm (1.19-2.05 in)[2] 37.2-64.9 mm (1.46-2.55 in)[3] 50.7-87.9 mm (2.00-3.46 in)[4] 66.0-114.7 mm (2.60-4.51 in)[5] 85.4-148.5 mm (3.36-5.85 in)[6] 114.1-195.0 mm (4.50-7.68 in)
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My Love affair with the Trango Big Bro…
I have been climbing Trad now for a number of years and in that time one of the most unique pieces of pro on my rack has been a #2 Big Bro. And several of my friends continually joke that they are going to build me a shrine to the Big Bro because somehow I seem to look at cracks just for a place to set a BB. 
My trad buddies refuse to buy a BB because they argue that a cam is easier to set/ remove and covers the majority of cracks they will ever climb in… 
I subscribe to the old-school mentality that the leader should never fall, and I climb that way, that said I find being able to protect a fall on any given climb to be the most important task. “Getting to the top is optional, getting home isn’t.” -S. House 
I find that with a little bit of practice I can easily set a BB in any appropriate crack and rely on it immensely; They are solid for a fall, for aiding, and as one user said “Great for a sit in a chimney.” 
Whether you decide to run-out that 30’ section or not is your business but if you would prefer to throw in a piece of pro, just in cases, you might think about adding a Big Bro to your rack. -Or you could haul a giant valley cam up with you… (Pic #3)

A few quick specs (Trango Big Bro);
#1    Weight:    154 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  81-109 mm, 3.2-4.3 in    
#2     Weight:   190 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  101-145 mm, 4-5.7 in     
#3     Weight:   235 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  135-203 mm, 5.3-8 in     
#4     Weight:   338 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  191-305 mm, 7.5-12 in
In comparison the Camalot Family from BD:
TECH SPECS
Weight :  [0.3] 75 g (2.65 oz) [0.4] 83 g (2.93 oz)[0.5] 99 g (3.49 oz)[0.75] 119 g (4.18 oz)[1] 136 g (4.8 oz)[2] 155 g (5.47 oz)[3] 201 g (7.1 oz)[4] 289 g (10.2 oz)[5] 380 g (13.4 oz)[6] 557 g (1 lb 4 oz)


Strength :  [0.3] 8 kN, 1798 lbf [0.4] 10 kN, 2248 lbf [0.5] 12 kN, 2698 lbf [0.75-6] 14 kN, 3147 lbf


Range :  [0.3] 13.8-23.4 mm (0.54-0.92 in) [0.4] 15.5-26.7 mm (0.61-1.05 in) [0.5] 19.6-33.5 mm (0.77-1.32 in) [0.75] 23.9-41.2 mm (0.94-1.62 in) [1] 30.2-52.1 mm (1.19-2.05 in)[2] 37.2-64.9 mm (1.46-2.55 in)[3] 50.7-87.9 mm (2.00-3.46 in)[4] 66.0-114.7 mm (2.60-4.51 in)[5] 85.4-148.5 mm (3.36-5.85 in)[6] 114.1-195.0 mm (4.50-7.68 in)
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My Love affair with the Trango Big Bro…
I have been climbing Trad now for a number of years and in that time one of the most unique pieces of pro on my rack has been a #2 Big Bro. And several of my friends continually joke that they are going to build me a shrine to the Big Bro because somehow I seem to look at cracks just for a place to set a BB. 
My trad buddies refuse to buy a BB because they argue that a cam is easier to set/ remove and covers the majority of cracks they will ever climb in… 
I subscribe to the old-school mentality that the leader should never fall, and I climb that way, that said I find being able to protect a fall on any given climb to be the most important task. “Getting to the top is optional, getting home isn’t.” -S. House 
I find that with a little bit of practice I can easily set a BB in any appropriate crack and rely on it immensely; They are solid for a fall, for aiding, and as one user said “Great for a sit in a chimney.” 
Whether you decide to run-out that 30’ section or not is your business but if you would prefer to throw in a piece of pro, just in cases, you might think about adding a Big Bro to your rack. -Or you could haul a giant valley cam up with you… (Pic #3)

A few quick specs (Trango Big Bro);
#1    Weight:    154 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  81-109 mm, 3.2-4.3 in    
#2     Weight:   190 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  101-145 mm, 4-5.7 in     
#3     Weight:   235 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  135-203 mm, 5.3-8 in     
#4     Weight:   338 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  191-305 mm, 7.5-12 in
In comparison the Camalot Family from BD:
TECH SPECS
Weight :  [0.3] 75 g (2.65 oz) [0.4] 83 g (2.93 oz)[0.5] 99 g (3.49 oz)[0.75] 119 g (4.18 oz)[1] 136 g (4.8 oz)[2] 155 g (5.47 oz)[3] 201 g (7.1 oz)[4] 289 g (10.2 oz)[5] 380 g (13.4 oz)[6] 557 g (1 lb 4 oz)


Strength :  [0.3] 8 kN, 1798 lbf [0.4] 10 kN, 2248 lbf [0.5] 12 kN, 2698 lbf [0.75-6] 14 kN, 3147 lbf


Range :  [0.3] 13.8-23.4 mm (0.54-0.92 in) [0.4] 15.5-26.7 mm (0.61-1.05 in) [0.5] 19.6-33.5 mm (0.77-1.32 in) [0.75] 23.9-41.2 mm (0.94-1.62 in) [1] 30.2-52.1 mm (1.19-2.05 in)[2] 37.2-64.9 mm (1.46-2.55 in)[3] 50.7-87.9 mm (2.00-3.46 in)[4] 66.0-114.7 mm (2.60-4.51 in)[5] 85.4-148.5 mm (3.36-5.85 in)[6] 114.1-195.0 mm (4.50-7.68 in)
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My Love affair with the Trango Big Bro…

I have been climbing Trad now for a number of years and in that time one of the most unique pieces of pro on my rack has been a #2 Big Bro. And several of my friends continually joke that they are going to build me a shrine to the Big Bro because somehow I seem to look at cracks just for a place to set a BB. 

My trad buddies refuse to buy a BB because they argue that a cam is easier to set/ remove and covers the majority of cracks they will ever climb in… 

I subscribe to the old-school mentality that the leader should never fall, and I climb that way, that said I find being able to protect a fall on any given climb to be the most important task. “Getting to the top is optional, getting home isn’t.” -S. House 

I find that with a little bit of practice I can easily set a BB in any appropriate crack and rely on it immensely; They are solid for a fall, for aiding, and as one user said “Great for a sit in a chimney.” 

Whether you decide to run-out that 30’ section or not is your business but if you would prefer to throw in a piece of pro, just in cases, you might think about adding a Big Bro to your rack. -Or you could haul a giant valley cam up with you… (Pic #3)

A few quick specs (Trango Big Bro);

#1    Weight:    154 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  81-109 mm, 3.2-4.3 in    

#2     Weight:   190 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  101-145 mm, 4-5.7 in     

#3     Weight:   235 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  135-203 mm, 5.3-8 in     

#4     Weight:   338 g     Strength:   12 kN     Range:  191-305 mm, 7.5-12 in

In comparison the Camalot Family from BD:

TECH SPECS

Weight :  [0.3] 75 g (2.65 oz) [0.4] 83 g (2.93 oz)
[0.5] 99 g (3.49 oz)
[0.75] 119 g (4.18 oz)
[1] 136 g (4.8 oz)
[2] 155 g (5.47 oz)
[3] 201 g (7.1 oz)
[4] 289 g (10.2 oz)
[5] 380 g (13.4 oz)
[6] 557 g (1 lb 4 oz)
Strength :  [0.3] 8 kN, 1798 lbf 
[0.4] 10 kN, 2248 lbf 
[0.5] 12 kN, 2698 lbf 
[0.75-6] 14 kN, 3147 lbf
Range :  [0.3] 13.8-23.4 mm (0.54-0.92 in) 
[0.4] 15.5-26.7 mm (0.61-1.05 in) 
[0.5] 19.6-33.5 mm (0.77-1.32 in) 
[0.75] 23.9-41.2 mm (0.94-1.62 in) 
[1] 30.2-52.1 mm (1.19-2.05 in)
[2] 37.2-64.9 mm (1.46-2.55 in)
[3] 50.7-87.9 mm (2.00-3.46 in)
[4] 66.0-114.7 mm (2.60-4.51 in)
[5] 85.4-148.5 mm (3.36-5.85 in)
[6] 114.1-195.0 mm (4.50-7.68 in)
Cuben Chalk Bag?! When will the madness end?!!
-Probably never.
Thought I would re-examine a couple of chalkbag designs and for aesthetic-sake went ahead and made it out of our ultra-light 1.43oz Cuben fabric. 
If my closure design holds up you will see a similar model on our website www.roamready.com
Don’t forget to check out our sale going on now at Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/RoamReadyTX?ref=si_shop
-Z
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Cuben Chalk Bag?! When will the madness end?!!
-Probably never.
Thought I would re-examine a couple of chalkbag designs and for aesthetic-sake went ahead and made it out of our ultra-light 1.43oz Cuben fabric. 
If my closure design holds up you will see a similar model on our website www.roamready.com
Don’t forget to check out our sale going on now at Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/RoamReadyTX?ref=si_shop
-Z
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Cuben Chalk Bag?! When will the madness end?!!

-Probably never.

Thought I would re-examine a couple of chalkbag designs and for aesthetic-sake went ahead and made it out of our ultra-light 1.43oz Cuben fabric. 

If my closure design holds up you will see a similar model on our website www.roamready.com

Don’t forget to check out our sale going on now at Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/RoamReadyTX?ref=si_shop

-Z

Howdy Gang!

We are doing a special promotional from today to next Thursday, $40.00 off our RR Messenger Bags (Regularly priced at $150.00) on Etsy! Get them while you can we have a limited quantity and once they’re gone that’s it!

Have a great weekend and if you’re going to be out at the Wichitas feel free to say Howdy!

-Z

Alpini 0 Sleeping Bag;

I purchased this bag earlier this year for an upcoming Mountaineering trip to the Grand Tetons. Thus far the bag has survived (And really kept me warm), on trips to Big Bend National Park, the Wichita Mountains, and while truck-bed camping on the coldest weekend in Jan.

The Pertex Quantum fabric sheds light moisture like a champ and the 800 fill down was toasty down into the single digits. -If you are like me and always buy sleeping bags for colder temps than you expect to find this one will actually do as advertised! 

The skinny; Super light (2.68lbs), one length (Fits up to 5’11”), Max temp. 0 Fahrenheit, and compresses to app. 12”x8” (Subjective).

My only complaint is the zipper backing (Used for stiffing) tend to get caught in the zipper teeth.

Great bag, and if you join the AAC you get 20% off. Trust me I searched high and low for a bag that met the weight and temp criteria and it was a toss between the Marmot Helium and the Alpini. I can happily say I won the quarter toss :) 

The World’s lightest hydration pack in action! Future models will have matching attachment points to our packs so that the hydration pack will work double duty as an exterior pocket and compression panel. 

And remember, at 5.5oz w/o water this is one piece of kit you should never go without!

http://www.roamready.com/products/hydration-pack