JHH60 wrote:Does Bishop count as SoCal? There's Wilson's Eastside Sports. And as grammys11 mentioned, Mammoth Mountaineering in Mammoth has pretty good selection, and their annual sale has good discounts.
Guyzo wrote:JHH60 wrote:Does Bishop count as SoCal? There's Wilson's Eastside Sports. And as grammys11 mentioned, Mammoth Mountaineering in Mammoth has pretty good selection, and their annual sale has good discounts.
Dude.... the City of Los Angeles owns Bishop. Lock stock and barrel.
harsh but true......
Sam Page wrote:What is the best store for mountaineering gear in or near Orange County? I need snowshoes, maybe light crampons, meals-in-a-bag, stove fuel, etc. Thanks.
Guyzo wrote:I made a big mistake by "gearing up" at a socal REI store when I was getting ready to go climb in Canada.
I don't think you can find a good selection at REI or any store in SoCal for Ice Climbing and winter mountaineering equipment.
Or knowledgeable sales people to help you with your selections.
They have like 3 kinds of crampons in stock.......... 2 kinds of boots.... 2 ice axes.....(maybe)
we hit a Real climbing shop in Jasper, I did not know that there are more than 30 kinds of crampons!
They dialed me in, sold me some pons that didn't bail up with snow, adjusted em so they never came loose or fell of ( like the BD ones did)...... Those guys knew all about real winter climbing, heck their summer climbing is like our winters
So I resolved to never to buy more stuff from people who don't know shit.
Besides it is much easer to get through an airport with cash than an Ice Axe...
dskoon wrote:There ya go. Fly(or roadtrip!), to Canada to buy your mountaineering gear.
Test it out and climb while you're there. Have some tea in one of the huts for me.
Say hi to lake Louise.
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