As I write this in Phoenix, it's nearly November and it's nearly 90 degrees. So naturally it seemed like a good time to discuss cleats, crampons, and ice axes.
A real winter is coming where we ship our rental gear, and the snow and ice can get serious here in AZ up north, but that doesn't mean you have to stay indoors. Properly geared up, you can tackle icy trails with sure feet, and stay warm in below-freezing temps. Here are a few things we rent to get you through until the spring thaw: