As our sport grows, unfortunately so do the crowds. These days parking for your favorite crag can fill up, and if you do get a spot, the atmosphere around the wall can feel more like a party scene than the serene, wilderness experience we imagine climbing to be. Do you have a photo of ridiculously crowded crag? Email email@example.com with a high-res photo and a sentence describing it. We'll feature our favorites in an upcoming issue of our print edition, and one winner will win a pair of Metolius Upshot Belay Glasses!
Via Metolius: The Metolius Upshot (MSRP $59.95) is the new standard for belay glasses. Features include: sport-style temples, low profile nose pads that fit better while wearing glasses/sunglasses and increased peripheral vision. They are available in black, blue and purple and come with a hard case, lanyard and lens cloth. The Upshot is the perfect gym to crag companion.