If you have ever climbed along the southern shore of Lake Superior in February you know that temperatures can be brutal. The north winds screaming across the lake can make even the saltiest of climbers whimper in their boots- this sure ain’t no sunny Colorado climbing! To endure these temperatures the smart climbers invest in the best gear….and that just might be the new belay parka from Black Diamond. The Stance Parka is a warm synthetic parka designed to withstand the cold temperatures encountered at a snowy frozen belay stance. It’s designed long and baggy, so there is really no need to size up. The unique hand pockets are sewn in between the two layers of PrimaLoft so your hands stay toasty warm, a great feature that your climbing partners will love while leading Twin Towers.
Designed to endure bail-worthy belay conditions on single-pitch ice routes and massive alpine objectives alike, the Black Diamond Stance Belay Parka lets you hunker down while your partner battles it out on the sharp end. Our warmest insulated jacket, the Stance is filled with two independent layers of lightweight, highly compressible PrimaLoft Synergy®insulation that provide sleeping-bag level warmth, even when wet. A two-way center front zip lets you wear the jacket over your harness while belaying, and oversized hand, chest and internal drop pockets accommodate gloves, water bottles and other essentials.
- Adjustable, climbing helmet-compatible hood
- Two zippered chest pockets, two zippered hand pockets, two internal drop pockets, internal stretch media pocket
- Stretch gusset cuffs
- Two-way front zipper
- Drawcord hem
Don’t forget you can check out all the brand new Black Diamond apparel at this years Michigan Ice Fest!