SAN JUAN ICE- CLIMB­ING MUST- HAVES

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GRIVEL CANDELA:

This life- sav­ing multi- tool clears ice from in­side screws, has a hook for set­ting up V- threads, and has a small blade for cut­ting web­bing, rope, etc. Clips eas­ily to your harness or stashes in­side an ice screw. $ 25, lib­er­ty­moun­tain. com

PATAG­O­NIA HY­PER PUFF HOODY:

The San Juans are no­to­ri­ously cold, snowy, and windy. A durable, syn­thetic be­lay jacket is crit­i­cal in these harsh con­di­tions. Stamp out a be­lay area be­low your route and sit on this light­weight hoody ( 18.5 oz) to put on your cram­pons. Save the suf­fer­ing for lead­ing! $ 299, patag­o­nia. com

BLACK DIAMOND EXPRESS I CE SCREW:

Says Har­vey, “Com­ing from the pound- in Snarg era, I have been in love with these ice screws for more than 20 years.” The 10– 22 cm screws bite into ice quickly, in­clude a fold- out han­dle for easy revo­lu­tion, are durable, and are easy to clear of in­ter­nal ice be­tween pitches. $ 60, black­di­a­mon­d­e­quip­ment.com

BLACK DIAMOND SABRETOOTH CRAM­PON:

The stain­less- steel Sabre­tooths are Har­vey’s fa­vorite for ice and mod­er­ate mixed climb­ing in the range: “The wide front­points are very sta­ble, and more im­por­tantly, they don’t ball up with snow un­der­foot on the ap­proach,” he says. $ 185, black­di­a­mon­d­e­quip­ment.com

HOTHANDS HAND WARM­ERS:

Har­vey will slip a cou­ple of these into his gloves dur­ing par­tic­u­larly long be­lay ses­sions or on frigid De­cem­ber days. “They are a sub­tle ad­di­tion to fol­low­ing a hard pitch with­out hav­ing to hang to stop to warm up your hands,” he says. Prices vary, ama­zon. com

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