Klim Krios ADV Helmet: In-Depth Review

When you’re flying through the backcountry on your dual sport, your helmet might be your most important safety tool. I’ve been wearing my Klim Krios ADV Helmet for months now and love it. So much so that I named it my 2018 Gear of the Year here on the TWR. Here’s why. 1. The Fit…

Mosko Moto’s Pinner Tool Roll: My Initial Impressions

The Pinner Tool Roll is the second piece of gear I’ve recently purchased from Mosko Moto. It’s the slimmer little brother to the very popular Fatty Tool Roll, with many of the Fatty’s awesome features, just in a more compact set up. Since getting the Pinner in mid-December, it’s been my tool roll of choice…

Mosko Moto Crew’s Reckless 10: My Initial Impressions

On every piece of gear I’ve seen from Mosko Moto Crew the quality and craftsmanship are incredible and the function is second to none. With this in mind I was psyched to get my hands on the Reckless 10, the newest bag in their Reckless line. Introduced in December 2018, the Reckless 10 is the…

Our Favorite Gear 2018

Everybody on the TWR wrote about their favorite piece of gear for 2018. Here’s our choices. Doug: My favorite piece of gear this year was the Black Diamond RockLock Magnetron Carabiner. Now you’re probably thinking, a carabiner as your gear of the year? But I climbed a lot this year and, in the process, had…

Winter Prep

Is winter here already? It sure seems like it. The Black Dike has been climbed. The Sherby and the Cog have been skied. Wildcat and Killington are both open. And while some of our favorite places aren’t quite “in” yet, here’s a few of the things we’re thinking about as we transition from bikes and climbing…

Surf Station: Fall’s Here!

Here one day, gone the next. Between the recent cold snap and the early-season snow, fall in the Northeast seems to have come and gone quickly this year. But despite feeling the squeeze on one of our favorite times of the year—seriously, who doesn’t love Rocktober?—we still managed to post several fall related pieces. One…

Surf Station: Late-Summer 2018

Last summer, while working with Tim on several goEast pieces about hiking Vermont’s 4,000-footers, I ended up hiking four of the five peaks (Mansfield, Camel’s Hump, Ellen, and Abraham) in a 24-hour period. Having done four so casually, it was only natural to wonder if we could do those four and Killington (Vermont’s fifth 4,000-footer)…

How to Wash a Climbing Rope

The last several weeks at Tuesday Night Climbing, I’ve gotten an earful about how “dirty” my climbing ropes are. Of course, the earfuls were well-deserved as my ropes were, to put it mildly, dirty. The key word there, though, is were, as earlier this week I decided to solve the problem. I washed the ropes….

An Introduction to Top Roping

Climbers looking to start climbing on their own outside often have two common questions: how do I build a top rope anchor and what equipment is required to set up a top rope? Although there are many ways to build an anchor for top roping, my preferred method is to use a static line to…

Mount Moosilauke Ski Gear List

Skiing Mount Moosilauke’s Carriage Road is a rite of passage for New England backcountry skiers. Never particularly difficult or overly steep, and listed in David Goodman’s seminal book Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast: 50 Classic Ski Tours in New England and New York, Moosilauke is often one of the first places that newer backcountry…