Road trips. Your climb is done, your gear is jammed in the back and you point the rig east as the odometer ticks away the mileage. The open road is often a great incubator for incredible ideas. Jon Jugenheimer and his wife Liz, having just spent some quality time on the ice in Hyalite Canyon in Bozeman were cranking out the mileage markers when they came up with an amazing idea. “Lets give away a Stance Belay Parka to someone who signs up for a Michigan Ice Fest Clinic this week”.
If you have ever climbed along the southern shore of Lake Superior in February you know that temperatures can be brutal. The north winds screaming across the lake can make even the saltiest of climbers whimper in their boots- this sure ain’t no sunny Colorado climbing! To endure these temperatures the smart climbers invest in the best gear….and that just might be the Stance Belay Parka from Black Diamond. The Stance Parka is a warm synthetic parka designed to withstand the cold temperatures encountered at a snowy frozen belay stance. It’s designed long and baggy, so there is really no need to size up. The unique hand pockets are sewn in between the two layers of PrimaLoft so your hands stay toasty warm, a great feature that your climbing partners will love while leading Twin Towers.
The Stance is filled with two layers of lightweight, highly compressible PrimaLoft Silver Hi-Loft insulation that provide sleeping-bag level warmth, even when wet. A two-way center front zipper lets you wear the jacket over your harness while belaying, and oversized hand, chest and internal drop pockets accommodate gloves, water bottles and other essentials.
- Adjustable, helmet-compatible hood
- Zippered chest pockets
- Zippered hand pockets
- Two internal drop pockets
- Internal stretch media pocket
- Stretch gusset cuffs
- Two-way front zipper
- Drawcord hem
- Weight: 730 g
How can Jon give away a parka? Well he just happens to be the Midwest Sales representative of Black Diamond Equipment, our Title Sponsor for the 2016 Michigan Ice Fest! So here is how we will work it. Sign up for a clinic at the Michigan Ice Fest by Friday December 4th, and you will automatically be entered into the raffle for the parka. Already registered for a clinic? We got ya covered as your name is in the barrel! Winner will be announced on our facebook page on Saturday December 5th.