Friday, August 24, 2012

Grand Teton Kit

In quite a few catalogs for various outdoor gear and clothing companies, you can see examples of various outdoor athletes' "kits," or their collection of equipment for a number of outdoor pursuits.  For some time, a friend has been encouraging me to post my preferred kit, so, in honor of an upcoming climb together, here is my kit for an ascent of the Upper Exum Ridge on the Grand Teton.

Clothing and footwear:
Patagonia Men's Capilene 1 Boxer's
Smartwool PhD Medium Crew Socks
Patagonia Men's Capilene 1 Silkweight Stretch T-Shirt
Mountain Hardwear Chockstone Pant
Patagonia R1 Regulator Fleece Hoody
Patagonia Guide Jacket
Mountain Hardwear Hooded Compressor Jacket
Black Diamond Pilot Glove
Five Ten Exum Guide Approach Shoe
And my old Billabong beanie from Australia that I've worn since about age 14 (this is the closest thing I could find)
Courtesy of Five Ten
Climbing gear:
Mammut 9.8mm Tusk 60m Bi-pattern Rope
Black Diamond Aspect Harness
Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet
1 each  Black Diamond Camalots, sizes 0.4 to #2
1 set Black Diamond Stoppers, sizes 4 to 13
8 Black Diamond 60cm Dynex Runners
2 Black Diamond 120cm Dynex Runners
Black Diamond ATC-Guide Belay/Rappel Device
A handful of Black Diamond VaporLock Screwgate Carabiners
Plenty of Black Diamond Neutrino Carabiners
Courtesy of Black Diamond
Pack, hydration, and miscellaneous:
Black Diamond Speed 30 Pack
MSR 4L Dromedary Bag with hose
Suunto Vector Wrist-top Computer
Petzl Tikka XP2 Headlamp
A couple Clif Bars
A few Clif Shot Bloks
Courtesy of Petzl

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