The Best 75 Cents You Ever Spent
This tech tip is a quick one and is probably the single greatest little thing you can do to improve your day at the crag. It astounds me how many climbers settle for climbing with dirty shoes outdoors, especially when those same climbers will bicker for hours about which shoe rubber is stickier. I partially understand why they do it. It isn’t like it is easy to keep your shoes pristine in the dirt and mud present at most outdoor venues and almost every trick, carpet, pant leg, etc, doesn’t really do that great of a job. That is why I am cluing you into the single greatest innovation in send technology, scotch brite pads. No joke, these things will have the muddiest of shoes looking like you have been gym bound in about three seconds. I store mine in my shoe, so I don’t lose it and always have it available. Seriously, don’t settle for anything less than bare rubber, and if you don’t care about your own performance, at least think of future generations who will have to climb on rock polished by your dirty shoes.