The first snow has fallen - at least in the mountains - and the Christmas lights are hanging in the streets of the towns and villages. Time to think about presents for loved ones. We present you seven products that will make the hearts of all climbers and boulderers beat faster.
Do you love to enter your project at low temperatures and perfect conditions, or do you have cold fingers even at moderate temperatures? Then this magnesium bag is perfect for you. Black Diamond has developed the ultimate weapon against cold and numb fingers: the Hot Forge Heated Chalk Bag.
The magnesium bag is a clever combination of a heating element and an insulated cover. Whether in the resting position of your climbing project or before the go of your bouldering project - dip your fingers in the heated magnesium and score the thing.
Scarpa Furia Air
Faster Higher Further. That's the Olympic motto. Almost equally important in climbing is the topic of weight. Scarpa launches its lightest climbing shoe so far with the Furia Air. The shoe convinces, in addition to its low weight (150 grams), mainly by its performance characteristics. Super friction on downhill kicks, wide kicks in steep routes can be very well and the shoe feels like a sock. Our conclusion: Ideal for training in the hall or the passage of longer routes.
Anyone who had one does not give it anymore. The speech is from Finger massage ring, The idea of massaging your fingers may sound a bit special. But it's worth it. The finger massage ring of finger Pocket helps you to warm up before the training session or the project on the rock as well as the regeneration after finger injuries.
The application increases blood circulation in the fingers and relieves tension. After the massage with the ring, the fingers feel noticeably “soft” and warm.
Vertical Life combines in its app a growing number of topos in digital form. But the app offers more. Through its link with numerous climbing and bouldering halls, it offers its users a personalized training plan. The Vertical Life App is the perfect gift for your buddy or your ambitious girlfriend.
Incidentally, Vertical Life recently switched to a subscription model. This allows users to choose the offers that they really need. There is even a “Friends” model where five people have access to all Vertical Life offers. You can find out more about the subscription models on vertical-life.info.
If you are on the move for a long time or want to warm up quickly and without losing precious finger skin, it is best to use a portable finger board. We have already got hold of a few models, but the Hanzo from Problemsolver definitely appealed to us. It has enough different handle sizes, is super light and, thanks to its flat shape, can be stowed away in a backpack. Hats off, dear Sweden - this product is awesome.
Ne-ia is a small company based in Vorarlberg, Austria. Ne-ia has dedicated itself to the topic of upcycling and has been producing individual accessories from disused climbing ropes since 2014.
The special thing: A part of the ropes comes from the historical inspection of known climbing sizes. Every purse from the Pro-Line series tells its own story. In the shop there are wallets made of ropes from Babsi Zangerl & Jacopo Larcher, Roger Schäli, Nina Caprez or Stefano Ghisolfi, The list is far from exhaustive.
It more than deserves the superlative “ultra-light”. The headlamp Bindi of Petzl is so light with their 35 grams that they are barely noticeable when worn. But what you notice is their 200 lumens, which illuminate the way in the evening trail running or the kicks in the night session in the route or at the block.
It could not be simpler: reshuffle climbing shoes with the resoling bag
Every day the shoemakers breathe Gecko Resoling used new shoes on used climbing shoes. Among others, the Boulder legend par excellence works in the studio: Fred Nicole. Whoever wants to give his or her sweetheart new soles to the climbing shoes, can do this easier than ever before. In numerous climbing gyms (see list below) or on order Gecko Resoling can be referred to as so-called resoling sack:
- Lousy climbing shoes in
- Resoling bag to the post office
- A few days later your newly soled climbing finches are in the mailbox. Postage and worry free.
Here you will find the resoling bag
Aranea +, Ebnatstrasse 65, 8200 Schaffhausen, www.aranea.ch, 052 620 12 90
Gecko Escalade, Rue Derrey la Vellaz 3, 1062 Sottens, www.geckoescalade.ch, 021 882 25 55
Grindelwald Boulder, Grindelstrasse 12, 8303 Bassersdorf, www.grindelboulder.ch, 044 836 39 35
Climbing center GASWERK Schlieren, Kohlestr. 12 B, 8952 streaks, www.kletterzentrum.com, 044 755 44 33
Climbing center Milandia, Im Grossriet 1, 8606 Greifensee, www.kletterzentrum.com, 043 366 58 39
Minimum, Flüelastrasse 31, 8047 Zurich, minimum.ch, 043 321 86 92
Block field, Upper Deutweg 4, 8400 Winterthur, blockfeld.ch, 052 557 14 14
Perfect, Hallenbadweg 2, 8610 Uster, www.griffig.com, 044 515 95 70
Climbing center Ap 'n Daun, Pulvermühlestrasse 8, 7000 Chur, www.kletterzentrumchur.ch, 081 284 0 284
Laniac Escalade, Rue du Stade 52, 1630 Bull, www.laniac.ch, 026 913 72 12
O'BLOC, Forelstrasse 11, 3072 Ostermundigen, obloc.ch, 031 372 07 07
Totem Escalade, Chemin de Verney 5A, 1024 Ecublens VD, www.totem-escalade.ch, 022 995 94 23