P-tubes are cool and retro, but bulky and quite heavy. The Metolius waste case is hip and effective, but overkill for anything shorter than a serious multi-day big wall. So if you’re like me and want to go light, but possibly stay on the wall a night or two to work some pitches, then this is the perfect deal for you. More »
Information we could have used beforehand.
Transportation from Geneva
The absolute best way to get from Geneva to Chamonix is to go to chamexpress.com and spend 25 euro on a van ride directly to where you want to go. They speak english, and you can schedule a pickup time and place online. More »
Rainbow wall is ridiculously well protected with a ridiculously small rack. I’ve been on the wall 3 times now, and the rack has shrunk each time. There is great gear, the crack changes sizes, and there are bolts protecting many of the cruxes. I would recommend taking the following rack.
Reviews for packs (and most other stuff) on the internet suck. Some guy gets something for free and talks about how great all the lame features are, and it ends up being totally useless to somebody like me, somebody who knows what they want and how they will use it. So, since nobody else is going to do it I have to do it myself. More »