Author Archives: Luke Bucciarelli

Come Support The – 6th Annual Salt Lake Climbers Alliance Fundraiser

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Come bring your dramatic arm wrestling face and support the 6th Annual Salt Lake Climbers Alliance Fundraiser. The event will be held June 11th at the Black Diamond headquarters (2084 E 3900 S). Every year the SLCA sponsors the “Adopt A Crag” event where volunteers spend a day refurbishing heavily used crags throughout the Wasatch. More recently the organization has been hard at work eradicating graffiti in Little Cottonwood in conjunction with the Black Diamond Rock Project.

Register for the event in advance on the SLCA website, or pay an extra 5 at the door the choice is yours. Moab Brewery will be supplying kegs of cold snacks and Himalayan Kitchen will be there dishing out food made above 20,000 feet. Hope to see you all there!

Gear Spotlight: Five Steps to Choosing Climbing Shoes & Harness

Gear Spotlight: Five Steps to Choosing Climbing Shoes & Harness

Over the years our climbing department has grown incredibly. Back in the day you would be lucky to find even a single pair of consigned shoes in the entire shop. Although you probably still won’t find a full rack of cams at 2nd Tracks, we can get you the essentials at the right price. If you’re… Continue Reading

Gear Spotlight: Salomon Shoes

Gear Spotlight: Salomon Shoes

This summer season all three of our stores will be featuring the full line of Salomon shoes; from trail running to hiking, we’ve got them. 2nd Tracks has been a Salomon dealer for a few season now, but this is our first year stocking a full line of summer products. No we have you covered on all… Continue Reading

All About The Mountain Accord

All About The Mountain Accord

What is the Mountain Accord and what does it mean for the future of the Wasatch? A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the Mountain Accord discussion at the Salt lake Public Library. The intermittently populated auditorium served as an open forum for citizens who were generally concerned about the future of… Continue Reading

The Home Crag

Growing up just north of New York City makes the famed old school Gunks your home crag by default. Like it or not climbers will have to embrace the “double what I make in an hour” entrance fees, crowds of gumbies using walkie-talkies to communicate, and NYS thruway traffic. Why? Cause it’s your home crag.… Continue Reading

News Feeding Your Ego: The Insta Problem

News Feeding Your Ego: The Insta Problem

  There’s a new way of measuring your attained pleasure in the outdoors; it’s a quantifiable number and has nothing to do with personal satisfaction. It requires a smart phone and lack of shame. Facebook? Twitter? Vines? Snapchat? Hint it starts with Insta and rhymes with glam. No day of ____________ (insert your favorite outdoor… Continue Reading

Keep Skiing Little

Keep Skiing Little

These days, the ski industry seems to be growing every season. Head up the canyon after a big weekday dump, you certainly won’t be the only person playing hooky! Winter recreation doesn’t just grow by volume, though. The sheer economic influence is constantly skyrocketing as well. Evolution in the ski industry isn’t a bad thing,… Continue Reading

Tindering In The Lift Line

Tindering In The Lift Line

Your guide to Tinder on and off the slopes— Here at 2nd Tracks we want to help you out – always. We already give you insane prices on the hottest ski gear, so it’s only natural that we’d give you relationship advice as well. So I have complied some great advice for both male and… Continue Reading

Utah Beer – It Could Be Worse

Utah Beer – It Could Be Worse

Here at 2nd Tracks were proud to be Utah skiers through and through. 801 powder baby, that’s what were about! But still, we have to admit we’re a bit jealous of Colorado… Ha, no, not of their skiing, just of their beer! God, we aren’t jealous of the kind of commute Rado’s are stuck with for… Continue Reading