Tuesday, December 17, 2013

No more orders!!

Thanks for all the Christmas orders, and as of right now our production schedule is full.  All the stuff that had to go out to get under the tree is scheduled and on time.  Stuff that was not an actual gift will follow up right behind it and arrive after Christmas.

We will be mostly shut down from just about now until sometime in late February or early March.  You can still order stuff for Spring, and even place orders for stuff you might want before then, but there is a good chance we will not be around.  Email us first before any big plans and before you place your order.  It might take a few days to get back to you as hopefully we'll be out climbing.

Thanks for another great year!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Running out of Time!!!

We are fast running out of production time to get Christmas orders made and shipped on time for Christmas.  If you wanted anything, do not delay any more!  In a about 3 more orders of anything, we will need to stop taking orders that have a before Christmas delivery date.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas is upon us!

Our production schedule for delivery before Christmas is fast filling up.  Order quick if you want anything substantial, like a Haul Bag or some Luggage.  We should be able to fit in a few trinkets right up to our last shipping day, which will be 12/18.  If you live in California, you get until 12/20 as our last shipping day.

Need a stocking stuffer?  Check out the new Ring Angle Beer Opener.  Available on our site.

Remember that after 12/20 will will be mostly shut down until sometime in February.  We will still be taking orders and shipping stuff, but will be slower than normal, and might be out of town for a while.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hey! It's almost November!

Now that the Fall season for wall gear is winding down, the next big event is Christmas.  I know, I hate it too, but now is the time to start thinking about it.  Things like portaledges take a while to make, especially since I am probably out climbing a bit myself this November, so early orders are appreciated.  Our last shipping day for Christmas delivery will probably be December 18th.

Also, watch the monthly specials on our site for some cool stuff at great prices.  Novembers special will be something that everyone can use and will make a great Christmas gift... hint, hint.

Monday, August 19, 2013

We're back!

Ok, it is mid August and we're back it the shop and ready to get some work done.

It is like a bomb went off in here so it will take a few days to get up and running and organized, but now is the time to order your Fall wall gear.  The best time to be in Yosemite is the Fall, and I know you need some stuff.  Order up!

And check out our new site while you are at it!
FISH Products

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Website is as good as done!

Just some tweaks and minor changes to add at this point.  Go check it out and let us know if anything is not working, mis-aligned or jacked up.

Be sure to check out the new Monthly Special thing on the front catalog page.  We will be offering a different product each month as a limited quantity sale item.  We will update the monthly sale right around the first of each month.  Keep checking back to see if we are featuring something you might want. FISH Products site

Monday, July 22, 2013

FISH Website Overhaul

The FISH site is currently getting a long overdue overhaul.  If you have any problems with access or anything looks funny or does not work, email us at some point.  I'm sure there will be plenty of kinks to work out in the coming weeks.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy Snake Charmer customer!


My sister got me a SNAKE CHARMER last Christmas, and I have to say it is one of my all-time favorite pieces of climbing equipment. I used it to good effect for my solo adventures on Mordor Wall and The Prow on Cathedral Ledge in New Hampshire, where it was mission-critical. I also like the fact if you have fixed a few pitches and are claiming a line, all your expensive trinkets aren't hanging out there tempting people to jug on up and take them.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Happy Ledge customer!

Hi Russ,  after almost 11 weeks i am finally leaving Yosemite.  I clocked up 20 nights in my ledge over 3 solos (the prow, zodiac and tangarine trip) and Mescalito with a partner.  Also the atom smasher worked out great as a day bag on a 9 hour run up leaning tower.  So thought i'd just say thanks again for all the great gear you have made.  hopefully i'll find the time to come back again soon as there are a lot of routes to be done on the captain!

Happy Ledge Customer!

Fly received. Thanks again man!

By the way, the ledge kicks ass! I have not used very many brands of ledges or many ledges at all for that matter ... yet... so my opinion doesn't have a lot of weight behind it but... I did however, practice with several other brands of ledges and also practiced and climbed with yours. I found myself struggling to get other ledges set up and did not care for the suspension systems for most. They were awkward, uncomfortable, heavy and not practical. Yours on the other hand, I can set up from a hanging belay in the matter of a couple of minutes. The suspension is solid and stable in just about any position and hanging out on the ledge was cozy and comfy. One of the mornings I woke, I swore I slept better than home. 

Better materials. Lighter. More comfortable. More stable. Easier and faster to set up..... I'm pretty proud to sport the FISH ledge and understand why the demand for these things are so high.

Thanks again,


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Layton Kor, a little support for his family

Here is the link to the official fundraiser for Laytons family.  Give a buck or two.  How about a buck for every route or feature you know that has "Kor" in it?  

The paste below is from the fundraising site:

The climbing world suffered the loss of a legendary and beloved icon on 21 April 2013.  Layton Kor had been suffering from illness for some time, and he died in his sleep among his family in Kingman, Arizona, less than two months shy of his 75th birthday.  His lengthy illness generated significant medical expenses, many of which are not covered by insurance.  Now his wife, Karen, and son, Arlan, are both grieving and trying to figure out how to pay those bills.  

Everyone who met Layton, read his writings or climbed his routes, holds him in a special, reverent place.  He was one of the great personalities and legends of our sport and a gracious and bright spirit to the end.  

Arlan captured some of Layton's most beloved qualities when he wrote shortly after his dad's death:  "Rock climbing to my father was a passion which he loved and held dear ‘til his older years, sharing many experiences and adventures with close friends and making great friendships along the way within the climbing community which are displayed in many publications.  He always treated each and everyone he met with respect and took an interest in them not for what they accomplished but rather for who they were as a person." 

Layton’s climbing contributions are almost mythical and include innumerable first ascents throughout the United States and Europe.  Among the ultra classic new routes he established, many are household names to generations of climbers: The Naked Edge, Ruper, and Yellow Spur in Eldorado Canyon, the Yellow Wall and the Diagonal on the east face of Long’s Peak, the Cruise in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and the West Face of El Capitan and the South Face of Washington Column in Yosemite. Layton was also the driving force in opening up the American desert with first ascents of Castleton Tower, the Titan, Monster Tower, and Standing Rock in Utah, and Fast Draw and Bell Tower in Colorado National Monument.
It has been said that if Layton had a dollar for every time a climber repeated one of his routes he would have been a wealthy man.  Layton always felt that he was rich beyond measure in the friends that he had and the life that he felt so fortunate to have lived. 
Layton made all of our lives richer by his kindness and compassion.  His unflagging energy and drive inspired us to reach our potential and exceed our limits.  His family needs our help during these sad and difficult times and we have the opportunity to do so and to thank Layton. 

Whether you knew Layton personally or knew of him, whether you’ve climbed his many stellar routes or aspire to do so, please give generously in appreciation of the difference Layton made in our lives and to support his family in this difficult time.
Photo Credits. Layton West Face: Galen Rowell; Portrait of Layton: Jim Herrington; Photos of Layton and Karen: Pat Ament; Photo of Layton and Arlan: Cam Burns; All other photos: Layton Kor collection.

Friday, March 15, 2013

We're BACK!

We will be back on the program on March 18th.  If you have been sitting on a order waiting to send it in, now is the time.  Things will be pretty busy for the first week or so as far as emails and catching up on all the stuff that has rolled in while we were gone.  Sit tight, we'll get to you.