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Desert Dreams: The Return

A seldom few are both blessed and cursed with a single-minded drive and desire. They are overcome with an obsession, passion, and insatiable hunger for the only thing that truly matters to them. For Bob Dylan, it was music. For Stanley Kubrick, it was cinema. For Fred Beckey, it was the mountains.

 

The man and legend

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey (Extended Trailer) Fred Beckey is not a dirtbag. Fred Beckey is the Dirtbag. For 70 years, he has traveled the world in search of new ascents as well as unexplored mountains. His is a life spent married to the mountains, and at 93, the love is burning as strong as ever.

From the Cascades to the Bugaboos, the Sierras to the Alaska Range, the wilderness of North America has been his home. Fred Beckey transformed terra incognita into the playground of mountaineers and climbers. His routes adorn mountains across the country and the globe. However, ask him if he’s satisfied with his accomplishments and he’ll tell you,

Never. No. I just scratched the surface.

 

The documentary

For the past decade, Dave O’Leske has been working to give this American hero the recognition he truly deserves with the upcoming film, Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey.

David, together with his award winning team, are showcasing the life of the original rebel dirtbag who started it all. Packed with interviews with climbing legends like Yvon Chouinard, Conrad Anker, Ed Viesturs, Colin Haley, Royal Robbins, and Reinhold Messner, the film will certainly entertain.

Watch the extended trailer, and stay tuned for our upcoming interview with the film’s director Dave O’Leske.

 

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The days are getting shorter and temperatures are getting sendier. Unfortunately, the cool weather that’s so conducive to good climbing is not always comfortable, especially once the sun dips below the horizon. To keep your cold-weather climbing days bearable, here are a few tricks:

 

Crag trick: stay hydrated with warm beverages

Forget about bringing a cold-water Nalgene and instead, take something hot with you climbing. You might opt to down coffee all day or alternatively, consider boiling up tea. If you can’t be bothered with the frills, plain hot water does the trick.

In doing so, you probably shouldn’t use plastic. Instead, consider using a Hydro Flask, Stanely Vacuum Bottle, or another vessel designed to keep hot drinks hot.

Both of these bottles will keep your beverages toasty for 12 hours, meaning you can boil up tea with breakfast and enjoy it during sunset. Sipping from a hot drink throughout the day will keep you stoked and warm enough to send.

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Dirtbag alternative

Get yourself a real flask, ideally from a thrift store. Fill it with Fireball. Nothing warms the palate like cinnamon and the soul like whiskey. Keep warm responsibly.

 

Crag trick: keep your hands warm

I assure you: climbing with cold hands is a quick way to take the fun out of your trip to the crag.

Yes, using belay gloves can help, but nothing keeps you warm like radiant heat. The Zippo Hand Warmer works for 12 hours and is completely reusable; it puts disposable hand warmers to shame! This product is designed to give gentle, consistent heat and it will keep your fingers warm enough to pull hard on cold rock.

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Dirtbag alternatives

Suck it up

Being a dirtbag means sometimes giving up things like warm fingertips. Warm yourself with thoughts of the sunnier crags you can drive to because you saved money forgoing the use of a handwarmer.

DIY belay gloves

If the cold is truly intolerable, find cheap gardening gloves. Cut holes in the cuffs to attach to a carabiner and you’ve made yourself dirtbag belay gloves!

Hand-neck trick

Place your fingers on the backside of your neck, then look up to create a cocoon-like warming space. Do this before chalking up and you’ll be ready to send.

 

Crag trick: use a great jacket

Every cold-weather climber needs a good puffy and the right outer layer is worth its weight in gold. It will shield you from the biting cold and pack down when you don’t need it. A couple climber favorites include Patagonia’s Down Sweater Puffy Hoody and at a slightly higher price, the Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoody.

Bonus trick: the puffy pass-off

Mentioned in the comments below, try climbing with the strategic use of the puffy pass-off. That is, climb with one puffy, where the belayer wears the puffy belaying and following, then hands it over.

View lowest prices: Men's Patagonia Down Sweater Hoody

 

View lowest prices: Men's Arc'teryx Atom LT Hoody

 

Dirtbag alternative

Everyone needs a puffy, even a dirtbag. Try to get one secondhand and make yours last longer by pairing it with a cheap oversized jacket from a thrift store. Not only will this keep you warmer, but it’ll also prevent wear and tear on your prized puffy so that you can use it for years to come.

 

Crag trick: use a neck gaiter (it’s not as goofy as it looks)

Understandably, you don’t want to be the one person at the crag with your neck bundled up looking like a turtle. But sacrifice ego for comfort and you’ll have everyone feeling a little underdressed. Peter Croft, Sierra climbing legend, explains that he only recently started using a neck gaiter but it has made all the difference.

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Dirtbag alternative

You might be able to find a nice garment like this at your local Goodwill.

 

Camp trick: make your sleeping bag warmer

A sleeping bag liner will serve two wonderful purposes: 1) keep your sleeping bag clean; and 2) keep you warm … very warm. It’s worth looking into the Sea to Summit Reactor Extreme, which ups the temperature rating of your sleeping bag by 25°F.

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Dirtbag alternatives

Layer

Start sleeping in your baselayer and if it’s really cold, your puffy. Just keep in mind that you’ll have to shower more frequently and wash your baselayer more often.

Embrace car camping lifestyle

Buy a car camping sleeping bag. They’re thick, durable, and cheaper than backpacking bags.

Create a mini-furnace for your sleeping bag

Boil water before bed and fill your Nalgene with it. Put it in your sleeping bag to keep you warm as you fall asleep.

 

More tricks to sleep warm while camping

Pee

Pee before you go to sleep and keep an emergency pee bottle nearby. Your body expends extra energy to keep your pee warm, energy that is better spent warming your body. When nature calls in the middle of the night, don’t hold it in! Use the bottle in the comfort of your tent. Just make sure that bottle is well marked; this is not a lesson to learn through trial and error. Female climbers, your mileage will certainly vary.

Keep fresh socks on-hand

Dry (or simply warm) your socks at the campfire and wear a fresh pair to bed. When you wake up in the morning, you want to wake up already wearing (relatively) clean socks rather than having to put on new ones in the cold. Make your sock changes at night and your toes will thank you.
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The Italian crusher, aka, Ascanio, cruises up through the final moves of “Edge-a-Sketch” - 5.11a, at Great Wall Crag in the #redrivergorge. Just another perfect day in the gorge. #crewofcrushers #highfeetandgo #livingthedream #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #rockclimbing #rrg #outdoorlife #autumn #sandstone #travel #adventure #adventurephotography #wanderlust #optoutside #rei1440project #naturephotography #lighting #canon #canon_official (at Red River Gorge Kentucky)

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Few companies manage to get to the scale of Patagonia while still staying—well, really cool—and core. Sure, the company is big now and far beyond their humble, climber-centric beginnings. But, Patagonia’s reputation hasn’t slipped; their products last for years, are manufactured with industry-leading sustainable practices, and their customer service for replacements and repairs is unbeatable. You get what you pay for and at up to 30% off, you might even be getting a lot more.

View the full sale on Backcountry.com here. Free 2-day shipping on orders over $50 for a limited time. Products will run out of stock and sales will end at any time. Get our weekly climbing newsletter for future offerings.

 

Women’s apparel

A selection of our favorites, catered toward climbers

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synchilla snap t

Synchilla Lightweight Snap-T Fleece Pullover

$99.00  $69.30

Deal Alert: 30% Off New Patagonia Styles

nano puff hooded womens

Nano Puff Hooded Insulated Jacket

$249.00  $174.30

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cotton quilt sweatshirt

Cotton Quilt Snap-T Pullover Sweatshirt

$149.00 $104.30

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nano puff bivy

Nano Puff Bivy Pullover

$219.00 $153.30

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Down With It parka

Down With It Parka

$299.00 $209.30

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retool snap t

Re-Tool Snap-T

$119.00 from $83.30

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venga rock pant

Venga Rock Pant

$79.00 $55.30

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down sweater jacket

Down Sweater Jacket

$229.00 $160.30

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nano puff insulated vest

Nano Puff Insulated Vest

$149.00 $105.30

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Men’s apparel

A selection of our favorites, catered toward climbers

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nano puff hooded jacket mens

Nano Puff Hooded Insulated Jacket

$249.00 $174.30

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torrentshell jacket

Torrentshell Jacket

$129.00 $90.30

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alpine houdini

Alpine Houdini Jacket

$199.00 $129.35

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better sweater fleece

Better Sweater Fleece Jacket

$139.00 $97.30

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R1 Hooded 1/2 Zip fleece

R1 Hooded Fleece 1/2-Zip Pullover

$159.00 $111.30

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Fjord Flannel men's

Fjord Flannel Shirt

$89.00 $62.30

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Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover

Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover

$119.00 $83.30

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Down Sweater Vest

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$179.00 $125.30

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Sol Patrol II shirt

Long-Sleeved Sol Patrol II Shirt

$79.00 $55.30

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Packs

A selection of our favorites

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Yerba Pack

Yerba 24L Backpack

$79.00 $47.40

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Ironwood Pack

Ironwood Backpack

$69.00 $41.40

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Black Hole 60L Duffel Bag

$129.00 $90.30

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Honnold

Just yesterday, I was just lamenting about all the lame climbing videos, especially those on Instagram. I swear to god, yesterday I watched three different Instagram clips of these Mickey Mouse pro climbers walking out to their bouldering project in super slow motion, grabbing, like, two crimps, not sending shit, and then going home while we are forced to see at least two more shots of their sponsor logos patchworked onto their jackets.

Kill ME!

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Anyway, I was happy to see this video of Alex Honnold recreating Dan Osman’s Lover’s Leap speed solo. Mad respect to Alex for keeping it real. Here’s to putting the rock back in rock climbing!

Awesome work by my friend Corey Rich and Novus Select—great job on this production! I hope we get to see a director’s cut! 

 

 

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