This Hack Will Keep You Warmer On Early Spring Climbs

Trees are budding, birds are singing and the rock is calling your name. But early spring days at the crag can still be a little nippy. Here's an easy, free way to stay a little warmer.

1. Find socks with holes in the toes. These might be every sock you own. Use the biggest socks you have which have the biggest toe holes.


2. Cut off everything past the arch.

3. Use as leg warmers and slip them over the heels of your rock shoes when belay or when climbing a pitch where you are only standing on the toes or fronts of your shoes (thin cracks, etc).