Best products from r/14ers

We found 5 comments on r/14ers discussing the most recommended products. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 4 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

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u/kashisaur · 5 pointsr/14ers

Exciting! If this is your first time, you should definitely get yourself a copy of Gerry Roach's Colorado 14ers, 3rd Edition and read-up. It'll get you excited and help you anticipate some of what is coming your way with Colorado hiking. Beyond that, I'll give some of my own advice.

As someone who lives most the year near sea-level, there's not much you can do to prep for the altitude except to build in time when you get there to adjust, drink a lot of water, and take Asprin. More cardio and some long walks with a weighted pack are both great ways to train more in the lead-up.

The Bierstadt-Evans Combo is a Class-3; even with a little rock-climbing background, I don't know that I'd recommend going beyond that on your first trip. The only thing in that range that would be a step-up would be the Long's Peak Keyhole Route, and that is a pretty tough one.

Personally, I would recommend doing something before the Bierstadt-Evans Combo, something like the Grays and Torreys Combo. It is in the same range and is a shorter, Class-2. Doing this first would help you acclimate and get a good sense of whether or not this trip is the one to go a step beyond Bierstadt-Evans. Another good option that requires leaving the Front Range is to do the Lincoln Group Combo. There is camping at the trailhead, which is around 12000 feet. Stay the night there, bag those four peaks, and you'll have a much easier time adjusting to altitude while also getting a sense of your limits. Every time I bring someone out for me the first time, we do the Lincoln Group together. It helps them adjust, gives us a sense of where they have limits, and they get to go home with four summits in the bag.

I hope you have a great trip, and best of luck solidifying your plans!

u/Massless · 4 pointsr/14ers

Oh man, snow climbs on 14ers are awesome. Cristo Couloir up Quandary is a classic as is Emperor Couloir up Torreys.

That said, if you're looking at snow climbs, you can do a lot better than the 14ers in the area. Check out this book. It is quite good.

Also, it goes without saying, you should invest some time into learning how to use your ice ax for things like self belay and self-arrest.

Climb on!

u/5430FeetAboveReality · 3 pointsr/14ers

Gerry Roach's 14er book is the bible. Superb route descriptions, driving directions, photos, maps, etc.

Mid-July is heaven on earth in the Rockies. There will be heaps of wild flowers, green expanses, singing birds... My favorite month in the Rockies.

u/OfficerJerd · 1 pointr/14ers

> La Sportiva Trangos

You're talking about these ones, and not these ones, correct?

u/stockphish · 6 pointsr/14ers

I carry a Katadyn Hiker Pro, even on day trips. I have a 3L camelback, and I once ran out of water hiking the Harvard and Columbia linkup, on the way up to the summit of Columbia. Worst. Day. Ever.

Now I bring the filter on anything over a few hour hike. It's light, easy to use, it doesn't take very long to filter water, and it doesn't take up much space