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CiloGear Featured in Klettern Magazine

CiloGear Featured in Klettern Magazine

Good things come to those who wait. Cilogear, a small Portland-based manufacturer of tough ultralight mountaineering and climbing backs was recently featured in the German version of Climbing Magazine (Klettern) (August 2018).

cilgear featured in climbing magazine

As the owner of a 40b worksack, I can vouch for their toughness and low weight. Best of all, once you figure out the strap system, they are easy to customize. For rain-free outings with low weight, I can easily leave the top separate for example. Here she is in the car and ready for a nice day trip in Germany.

Battert climbing gear in the car
Gear in the trunk and ready to roll.

Cilogear describes itself as a lean manufacturer, meaning nothing is ready to go off the shelf. Everything is made-to-order meaning you’ve got a lot of options to choose from and they’re happy to work with you to get just the pack you want. The trade-off is of course longer lead times but despite consumers being used to two-day prime shipping, sometimes good things only come to those who wait.

Adidas Rock Stars 2018

Adidas Rock Stars 2018

For all you climbing fans out there, particularly those in Baden-Wuerttemberg, this year’s Adidas Rock Stars bouldering competition is taking place this weekend! Best of all, it’s free!


Today, Friday Sept. 21st and Saturday Sept. 22nd. Gates open at 9am this morning.

A detailed even schedule can be found for Rockstars here.


At the Porsche Arena:

Mercedesstra├če 69

70372 Stuttgart


Rock Stars is an international bouldering competition, open to the public and open to all boulderers. It combines two days of hard bouldering with live bands. Best of all, it’s free!

Still Alive but barely climbing!

Still Alive but barely climbing!

After 3+ weeks in a very flat part of the US, I’m back in Germany and slammed with work. Trying to lay the groundwork for a remote job opportunity as well. Feel free to contact me if you’re in need of help or information about climbing in the area. Hopefully I’ll manage to hit a few new crags this Fall!