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5 Tips For Early-Season Ice Climbing

Nov. 8th 2016

It’s inevitable at this point, we’ve got many months of wintery weather ahead. The colder nights and shorter days of fall remind everyone that soon–very, very soon–we will be playing on the worlds coolest, natural ice sculptures. Some start the pilgrimage early hunting for those first ice flows and hoping the next bend will reveal a hidden gem that has yet to be discovered. Others head to the crag to hang like puppets off their tools in rock caves and faces in preparation for the overhead icicles that will soon loom from above. Once you’ve experienced the movement of mixed climbing or the feeling of a one-swing stick, you’re likely hooked, literally and figuratively. Ice and mixed climbing is contagious and spreading in a winter environment near you!

Sarah Hueniken and Will Gadd gear up to climb at Zao Mountain, Japan.
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How to Properly Fit and Put on a Rock Climbing Shoes with Heinz Mariacher

Oct. 8th 2013

For some people, putting on a rock shoe can be similar to putting on a ski boot – it can take some effort. But, knowing how to first properly size, and – then – how to properly put on a rock shoe, can make all the difference.

There’s a correct way to put on rock shoes, you say? Indeed there is, and it’ll help you get the longest life out of your shoes. In this short video, SCARPA’s Climbing Line Product Manager Heinz Mariacher demonstrates how to properly fit and put on a rock shoe.

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Video: How to heat mold SCARPA’s Intuition ski boot liners

Dec. 9th 2010

Heat molding the liners in your ski boots is one of the best things you can do to achieve a positive experience while skiing and ski-touring in your boots. This video, featuring SCARPA North America CEO Kim Miller and Director of Winter Product Development Chris Clark, is a great ‘how to’ for molding SCARPA’s Intuition liners.

And yes, do make sure that there aren’t any PBR cans in your boots before molding them …

On a more serious note, heat molding is important for a variety of reasons:

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