These brands make my lifestyle, my accomplishments and my stoke possible. Every one of them make exceptional products that are paramount to my climbing and my life...
For decades, Arc'teryx has led the industry with innovation. Many of the technologies used to create today's cutting edge products were pioneered by the minds at Arc'teryx. The absolute best quality outerwear, backpacks, harnesses and casual wear are a result of Arc'teryx' dedication to finding the top performing fabrics and methods of construction. I use a wide variety of the line, but some my favorites include the streamlined and beautiful SL-340 Harness, the packable and super warm Cerium LT Down Jacket, and my favorite shorts ever, the Renegade Short. Have a look at my bio on the Arc'teryx site here.
With over 80 years of experience creating footwear for the mountains, LaSportiva has got the climbing shoe completely dialed.. anyone who's climbed in a pair will certainly agree. Durable materials, the stickiest rubber compound and eye catching aesthetics characterize their diverse range of mountain sport footwear. No matter what your sport, foot size or fit preference is, they have a shoe for you. I almost exclusively use the incredible Testarossa for steep climbing, and the TC Pro for technical edging. For approach I love the light and grippy Helios SR and for nights at the bar I sport the low-key Mix. Have a look at my bio on the Sportiva site here.
Right from the backyard of the timeless Smith Rock, Oregon, Metolius has been core since day one. They pioneered the first ever climbing specific chalk - Super Chalk - and they developed one of the first training boards, which they've improved on again and again over their 25 years of operation. I exclusively use and love the Bravo Quickdraws on sport projects and multi-pitch routes alike. Their line of Bouldering Pads are light and super durable. I love the newly designed, simple Session Pad.
Maxim has been proudly manufacturing the Industry's most durable ropes out of New England for decades. Their experience in creating ropes, matched with the constructive feedback from one of the best and most diverse climbing teams, equates to a hell of a product. I have been using their skinny Airliner for many years now and have yet to experience a better cord. Incredibly durable for a 9.1mm cord, I have taken this beast all across the world with me. Have a look at my bio on the Maxim site here.
I've trusted Climb On! as my go-to skin rehab since I first started climbing. They have totally nailed down intense skin care for anyone putting there body to the test, using only natural and pure ingredients that are 100% biodegradable, environmentally friendly and socially conscious. I've noticed improvements in my skin literally overnight. Everyone knows of the Climb On! Bar, but check some of there other killer products like the Lip Lube and the chemical free Mineral Sunscreen.