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Gear Picks For A Climbing Trip In The Winds

Author: Shingo Ohkawa

August 31, 2015

The thing about climbing in the Winds is there's no running back to the car in case you forgot something. The approaches are big—so you have to be prepared. Here's what was in Shingo Ohkawa's pack on a recent trip into the range to put up a new route in Titcomb Basin.

Shingo Ohkawa

Trad climber. Backcountry skier. Gear-shop guy. Dirtbag philosopher. Luddite.

Adventure is where you find it, and Shingo Ohkawa has spent the better part of his life searching. Whether he’s in his own backyard—Utah’s Wasatch Range—or more recently, in the Greater Ranges, the mountains are where he practices his craft: opening new rock routes in spring and summer, and cutting ruthlessly-steep skin-tracks in autumn and winter. When he’s not playing outside, you can find him behind the counter at IME, Salt Lake City’s local gear shop, corrupting the youth one carabiner at a time and hanging out with his venerable co-workers, all of whom are his personal climbing heroes.