Reviews for Rock & Ice
Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Review by: cosmin, 2005-06-10
Well, it's my favourite US mag and I dont regret subscribing to it. Seems more homely somehow than 'Climbing' and manages to hit a better balance between disciplines.
Review by: refugee, 2005-04-05
For 30 bucks, this product is very durable. The pages are very hard to tear in half. I leave it on my bathroom floor, and it still holds up to all the wear and tear of flipping through flippantly. On the road, the product has held up to sun, sand and wind abrasion, is very water resistant, and comes in various colors and sizes, depending on the month. I challenge anyone to come up with a reason why they wouldn't like this product.
Review by: wildtrail, 2004-05-09
I give this magazine a "2". Just like it's sister "Climbing Magazine", it's full of spray and reoccuring climbers, or "headliners" in the climbing community. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the likes of Jared Ogden, Marc Twight, or any other of the climbing greats, but they do not define the climbing community. The only thing I find useful in any of these magazines are the tech tips.Also, there are far too many advertisements. I know in climbing, we all need gear, but R & I and Climbing is 104 pages, most of in ads and spray.However, considering the wonderful pictures taken, the I give R & I a "2" instead of the "1" I would have initially. Both magazines could easily earn a "4" or even a "5" if they spent the time interviewing and writing articles on Joe Schmoe climber going up Leaning Tower or pulling on slopers at Hueco. More "climbing community" and less "climbing celeberty" would be nice.
Review by: ontario_guide, 2004-03-08
I prefer it to Climbing but my complaint with Rock and Ice is the same with other climbing mags. I guess I just don't really care if someone climbed a 5.15 or whatever. There are some good sections on safety and technique and Dr. Piton's articles are always entertaining.
Review by: nikdemeis, 2003-09-22
I really like this mag. It is comparable to Climbing, but personally i jsut perfer this mag. I'm really not sure why. They have pretty decent gear reviews that are very similary to Climbing. The articles are also entertaining to read. Basically Climbing and Rock and Ice are almost the same mag. They do practically the same gear reviews just in different months.