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eKat

climber
Nov 14, 2017 - 03:38pm PT
HA. . .

I think we added. . .

talkin' 'bout climbin' free
NOT EASY!

:-)

ox
Adventurer

Mountain climber
Virginia
Nov 14, 2017 - 03:45pm PT
Go to www.railriders.com and take a look at their "Extreme Adventure Pants". I have found them to be virtually indestructible and I highly recommend them.
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Nov 14, 2017 - 04:18pm PT
Some people hate on Prana but I got a pair on sale almost two years ago and they've survived a lot of bush whacking and squeeze chimneying with bad form.
eKat

climber
Nov 14, 2017 - 04:52pm PT
Gramicci's new stuff. . . Stonemaster? Is pretty cool. They make capri length white pants that seem to be tough as nails. I'd own some if frikken SunnyJim made them big enough for me!

DAMN.

Mens large?

At birth!
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Nov 14, 2017 - 07:45pm PT
Gramicci? Maybe you can find a pair of these... Lightning bolts.

Kris Solem climbing Sexie Sadie
Kris Solem climbing Sexie Sadie
Credit: Charlie Crist
mooch

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Kernville Annex)
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 15, 2017 - 09:07am PT
The beef I have with Kuhl is that they don't have anything in the middle spectrum that climbs well. I tried a pair of Radikl's (a hybrid stretch) and they tore in the seat after moderate use. Their heavyweight just doesn't allow for free movement but are tough as nails (a Munge favorite....I forget which model it is). Cotton hydrids suck.....you snag it on pussywillow and they rip easily. I think I'll check out BD and Arc'teryx line of pants instead.

mooch

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Kernville Annex)
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 15, 2017 - 09:31am PT
These seem to have excellent reviews. Pricey but the fabric takes huge abuse and stretches as a softshell. Knees and seat are beefed up.

https://arcteryx.com/us/en/shop/mens/gamma-rock-pant
Barbarian

climber
Nov 15, 2017 - 10:42am PT
For you millennials out there, who don't get it. . .

There are people who don't get that reference? In conceivable!

Maybe they'll get that one.

White painters are still the gold standard against which all other climbing pants are compared.

Though I did like the old RR Billy Goat pants.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Nov 15, 2017 - 12:09pm PT
Credit: pinterest
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Nov 15, 2017 - 12:12pm PT
^^^
Talk about a junk show! ;)
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Nov 15, 2017 - 12:43pm PT
They don't call him Dick Williams for nothing...
Barbarian

climber
Nov 15, 2017 - 02:41pm PT
I also like Mountain Khakis. Tough as nails with a gusseted crotch for ease of movement.
Of course, as a now ex-climber, they will probably outlast me.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 15, 2017 - 04:37pm PT
Sportiva solution pants.

Took two seasons in Vedauwoo and a dozen burns on the century crack to even put a hole in them.
kev

climber
A pile of dirt.
Nov 15, 2017 - 06:23pm PT
Bro you're thinking about this all wrong. Reinforce with gorilla tape. I've totally blown out the ass of a few prana pants (I hate prana except for one particular light weight pant). Once blown you take gorilla tape and tape it back together on both sides. Next put em in the dryer on high. The glue will melt into the fabric and you now have a bomber ass! They won't come apart in the washer either...seriously...You've seen em on me...or maybe you thought i'd shat myself...

kev
Ojai Alex

Trad climber
Ojai, CA
Nov 15, 2017 - 07:29pm PT
Is there a maker who puts focus on wear points (ie knees and seat) yet the pants stretch and moves well enough to make high stepping a breeze? I like Kuhl's hybrid pant but I have yet to see them make a pant that is light yet durable in the knees and seat.

What it sounds like you’re after is a proper ‘rock pant’. Durable, modern, stretchy pants that are made for climbing. This is a quest I embarked on also, about two years ago. I found two options:

Black Diamond - Modernist Rock Jeans ($100)
I bought a pair of these since they are described explicitly as being what I was looking for: tough, stretchy pants made for climbing. They were indeed made of a tough material, and somewhat stretchy. But I found the cut was boxy and overall design a bit basic, and they were on the heavy side.
They didn’t quite meet my needs, and I noticed BD stopped selling them online for a bit, but now they’re back. Now they call them the Modernist Rock Pant. Maybe they’re better now?
http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en_US/m%27s-modernist-rock-pants-APV6H6_cfg.html#start=16

Arcteryx - Gamma Rock Pant ($200)
The holy grail. Incredibly stretchy, with burly material around the seat and knees. My tan pair did great in the summer, it’s a lightweight pant. They are exactly what I envisioned when I started looking. Top notch quality of construction too. With some surprising features, like lace hooks, which I use on some approaches to keep crap out of my shoes.

I have two pairs, entering their second year. Been through a lot of pitches, with only one tiny bit of wear after some particularly ugly thrutching in a squeeze chimney. Basically flawless, incredible performance.
https://arcteryx.com/us/en/shop/mens/Gamma-Rock-Pant
Took my pants off for this shot. Literally wearing just a tshirt and s...
Took my pants off for this shot. Literally wearing just a tshirt and socks right now.
Credit: Ojai Alex


BruceHildenbrand

Social climber
Mountain View/Boulder
Nov 15, 2017 - 08:44pm PT
Levi's Dockers at the thrift store. Built for maximum movement.
Nuglet

Trad climber
Orange Murica!
Nov 16, 2017 - 07:52am PT
I really like Arborwear pants.

+1
mooch

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Kernville Annex)
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 16, 2017 - 08:03am PT
Medium Kev -

You've seen em on me...or maybe you thought i'd shat myself...

I was thinking more like Mucci had tagged you for some drunk "pin the tail on the Tijuana donkey". ;) Tried what you mentioned years ago and got the leftover tape adhesive all inside the dryer drum. Not doing that again. :)


Alex -

Yah, the Gamma's are truly what I'm looking for! Gonna give them a try.

And thank you all for your feedback. A big help!
Ojai Alex

Trad climber
Ojai, CA
Nov 16, 2017 - 08:19am PT
Righ on, Mooch. Enjoy. They run large, I sized down and they fit perfect. Read reviews and use their site’s size chart to get it dialed.
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
The real McCoy from the inside of my van.
Nov 16, 2017 - 08:50am PT
Always a search, I love the mountain hardwear piero pants, thick symthetic, very durable, and only the features you really want,but, quite unfortunately they no longer make them. Prana Stretch zions are alright, not perfect in my mind, but, I must plug for them in that I have one pair, 10 years old now, that has seen a lot and are still kicking... they did the JMT, the TRT in spring, countless gym trips and probably 400+ days climbing outside, and significant mileage scrambling off trail sliding down stuff on my butt... admitedly i have had to stitch them up multiple times in different places, and I added belt loops, and they probably wont last another 6 months of climbing, but, regardless, their life span greatly exceeded my expectations...
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