An issue not directly related to me, but I’m concerned about. I am a sponsored Madrock athlete, and fully support the improvements & innovations Young and the team has been coming up with. The company has been improving with innovative designs with their products the past few years, and more awesome things to come in the future! I know! & they continue to have the most selling crashpads (Not to mention the new R3 coming out soon). Also, before anything leaves the factory… Mark never lets anything come out of the factory that isn’t anything less than satisfactory. Quality control is of upmost importance! Especially that they changed factories from China to Vietnam. Switching factories did give some difficulties for Madrock with quality control, that wasted a lot of time/money/products… and nothing will leave the Santa Fe Springs factory unless it is up to par.
It just seems ClimbX are years behind what MadRock are putting out. But like seriously, have you seen what ClimbX first put out? It is completely IDENTICAL to most Madrock products that were put out years before. Just because you slap another logo on it makes it ok?
…but enough of climbing company drama. Shut up & Climb on.
Since you've started climbing, where have you traveled to for the sole purpose of climbing?
Countless places, any place fairly local (5min-5hrs) that has rocks to boulder/sport/trad climb. Furthest place Ive traveled so far to go climb is in Northern California near Yosemite… more specifically 7hrs driving to Sonora, CA for a MadRock catalog photoshoot. Gorgeous scenery & bouldering out there.