Patagonia Down Jackets now feature Traceable Down

Patagonia Down Jackets now feature Traceable Down

Big news! Patagonia has announced that, from this point forward, all Patagonia down jackets exclusively feature its “Traceable Down” standard — in fact, every down garment in their product line, right now. This expands dramatically upon the limited use of…

Quick reference: a "cheat sheet" for buying down-filled Marmot sleeping bags

Quick reference: a “cheat sheet” for buying down-filled Marmot sleeping bags

You probably know this already, but Marmot makes really, really nice sleeping bags, especially the down bags. Honestly, it’s hard to go wrong with any of them! That said, there are so many different Marmot down sleeping bags, it can…

Hidden Valley Climbing Area Reopens

If you’re an Access Fund member, you might have seen the email below in your email inbox this week. We’re excited here at Rock/Creek that another amazing climbing area has been secured and reopened by the dedicated folks at the Access…

What is Synchilla?

What is Synchilla?

Deep in Chilean Patagonia, on a single, remote ridge in the foothills of the Andes mountain range, in the shadow of the volcano Tinguiririca, the Patagonia Synchilla roams free. After growing fat on the scrubby, native vegetation that clings to…

The North Face Thermoball Jackets are back!

The North Face Thermoball Jackets are back!

This time last year, The North Face was busy introducing their new Thermoball jacket collection. Jackets are expensive, of course — so one of the hardest things for a clothing manufacturer to do is introduce a jacket no one has…

Paige Claassen & Marmot's Lead Now Tour

Paige Claassen & Marmot’s Lead Now Tour

We’re excited to announce that we’ll host Paige Claassen to talk about her experience on Marmot’s Lead Now Tour. She’ll be coming to Chattanooga during RiverRocks and will present at High Point Climbing & Fitness on October 24th as part…

Introducing the Patagonia Nano-Air Jacket

Introducing the Patagonia Nano-Air Jacket

It’s after Labor Day (already!?!), which means the new Patagonia fall & winter clothing is filling up our stores in preparation for the cold weather ahead. Most exciting of these new arrivals for fall & winter 2014: the Patagonia Nano-Air…

Which Patagonia fleece jacket is the best fleece jacket for you?

Which Patagonia fleece jacket is the best fleece jacket for you?

This fall, I’ve already had three friends send me an email or text with the same question: “Which is the best fleece jacket?” It can be a difficult question to answer, because there are so many fleece jackets available, and…

Guest post: High Point Climbing and Fitness, An Adventure Destination Like No Other

Guest post: High Point Climbing and Fitness, An Adventure Destination Like No Other

The following is a guest post by @ThatOutdoorGuy. From time to time, I encounter adventures that are so over the top that I find my voice level rising each time I describe them to others. High Point Climbing and Fitness…

Rock/Creek named 2014 Grassroots Outdoor Alliance "Retailer of the Year"

Rock/Creek named 2014 Grassroots Outdoor Alliance “Retailer of the Year”

Chattanooga-based specialty outdoor retailer Rock/Creek has been named the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance’s “Retailer of the Year” award for 2014, the second consecutive year and third of the last four years. The Grassroots Outdoor Alliance (GOA) is a group of independent…