Community Gear Closet
Community Gear Closetby Justin Mool
Countless customers have contributed thousands upon thousands of reviews, and within the last year, we’ve added questions and answers to the mix. We believe the best content comes straight from the source: you.
So instead of the usual Employee Gear Closet, we are going to start highlighting customers who have gone the extra mile to provide meaningful content on Backcountry.com.
First up: Angus Bohanan.
Angus is currently our #3 Top Contributor. So far he’s written 30 reviews, asked 3 questions, and has answered 255 questions (!). He also uploaded a photo and chose to use his real name, which means his contribution total was bumped up 50%—we wanted to give him some props (and we’ll give you credit too if you use your real name).
A bit about Angus (in his own words):
I'm a climber, almost exclusively, started climbing when I was 3, first lead at 11, haven't really stopped since. I say almost because I tele a bit too, but really I've been dedicated to mostly pushing myself on sport routes for the last 2 years and 3 years of competitive bouldering before that. I know there are people that criticize sport climbers as lazy posers, and I say that if you want to make climbing into a spiritual purification process, be my guest. I do it because it's fun, and I think short approaches and light racks make it more so.
Notable areas that I've climbed at in the US include Red Rocks, City of Rocks, Smith Rock, Rifle, Independence Pass, the Flatirons, Cochise Stronghold, Owens River Gorge, Zion, Ouray, and some others that I can't think of right now. I've also climbed abroad a bit in Mallorca, Sardinia, the Verdon Gorge, and the Dolomites, among others.
I'm a diehard Coloradoan, which is to say I wear a down jacket with shorts and sandals in winter and get grouchy at overcast skies or drizzle. I'm always trying to find new areas to climb at and new routes to have fun on, and i try not to take anything too seriously.
Check out Angus’ full profile.