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Graham Williams

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Graham is an avid climber (multi-pitch trad and sport), backcountry skier, surfer, and fitness enthusiast with a heavy emphasis on Outdoor Education. He currently works as a supervisor for a collegiate recreation program in Los Angeles, teaching students basic outdoor skills. This often times requires him to sit down with students to weigh the pros and cons of different pieces of gear for what they're looking for as well as purchasing the best piece of equipment for the program's needs. He has a BS in Nutrition, Health and Excercise from the University of Nebraska.

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Best Rope Bags for Climbing of 2022

Best Rope Bags for Climbing of 2022

Looking to keep your rope safe while you climb and travel? We bought and tested 9 of the best rope bags available to help you find the best one for your needs.
Black Diamond Full Rope Burrito
Top Pick

Black Diamond Full Rope Burrito

The Full Rope Burrito works well as a lightweight and minimal option for those that pack their rope into their crag bags. The full rope burrito has a huge tarp, easy packing system...
Black Diamond Trail Back

Black Diamond Trail Back

The Trail Back is a pole with excellent value, thanks to its durable aluminum shaft construction, ribbed rubber grips, and burly FlickLock locking mechanisms.
Leki Micro Vario Ti COR-TEC

Leki Micro Vario Ti COR-TEC

The Micro Vario TA Cor-Tec is a great pole thanks to its comfortable cork handles, packable break apart design (down to 15 inches), and reasonable price.
Trango Antidote

Trango Antidote

The Antidote features a large tarp at 48"x 60" (121cm x 152cm) and a tarp window to see what cord you have within...
Petzl Bolsa

Petzl Bolsa

This rope bag/crag pack combo is a great option for folks who prefer a backpack over a sling. The funnel design makes packing up a quick ordeal.
Leki Corklite DSS Antishock

Leki Corklite DSS Antishock

These poles are super comfortable thanks to Leki's fantastic cork grip design, subtle anti-shock system, and durable aluminum construction. These characteristics earn it a Top Pick, as the...
REI Co-op Passage

REI Co-op Passage

The Co-op Passage is an excellent entry level pole for someone going on day hikes or short backpacking trips. It features sturdy aluminum construction and relatively well-designed...
Hiker Hunger Carbon Fiber

Hiker Hunger Carbon Fiber

The Hiker Hunger poles feature a lightweight design, cork handles, and one of the lowest prices we've seen for a carbon fiber pole. However, this comes with some issues in durability and...
REI Co-op Flash Carbon

REI Co-op Flash Carbon

A lightweight pole with durable aluminum Powerlock mechanisms, these perform well on long trail hikes and multi-day trips.

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