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By whittlesticks
From Nederland
Oct 28, 2011
hanging at the bridger jacks campground

Ok friends of the mountainproject.com. This is a shameless plug for my new website.
coloradocrackgear.com. We carry all things trad climbing. Check it out let me know what you think, and buy something if you wish. Locally owned out of Eldorado Springs, Co
coloradocrackgear.com Well you asked for it... 20% off for customers of the mountainproject.com coupon code EQ0KH6I004 Free shipping over $50.


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By Sam Feuerborn
From Durango, CO
Oct 28, 2011
Castle Wood Canyon, May '09

your metolius ultimate daisy is misspelled just a heads up.


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By Mike Stearns
Oct 28, 2011
top of grand

Not to start negative (all the best!), in reference to your banner: despite popular opinion and license plate surveys Indian Creek isn't in Colorado.


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By Rick Blair
From Denver
Oct 28, 2011
This is a novel auto blocking belay device.  I think it works quite well, depending on rope thickness and sheath quality, it belays very smooth.  Great to lower with.  You gotta love over engineering.  $3 at a gear swap!

Michael Stearns wrote:
Not to start negative (all the best!), in reference to your banner: despite popular opinion and license plate surveys Indian Creek isn't in Colorado.

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Let's keep that to ourselves. The license plate census does not lie. Moab is indeed in Colorado.


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By Sam Feuerborn
From Durango, CO
Oct 28, 2011
Castle Wood Canyon, May '09

I don't know if you guys have heard but there is a 'free moab' movement. We're seeking some legislation for colorado to annex south east Utah.


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By Morgan Patterson
Administrator
Oct 28, 2011
Stoked...

So can I get some drill bits, bolts and, hangers from you guys?


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By 419
From Denver
Oct 28, 2011
JR Token

Psyched for ice season in Colorado and maybe Michigan this year.

Good luck Whittlesticks


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By whittlesticks
From Nederland
Oct 29, 2011
hanging at the bridger jacks campground

Thanks 419! Morgan what exactly are you looking for?


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By camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Oct 29, 2011
You stay away from mah pig!

Sam Feuerborn wrote:
I don't know if you guys have heard but there is a 'free moab' movement. We're seeking some legislation for colorado to annex south east Utah.


I think it would be best if there were jut an autonomous state of the West Slope/Colorado Plateau. Neither the Wasatch Front nor the Front Range should have any claim on the Creek. I'd still let Boulder keep Rifle, though.


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By Mike Stearns
Oct 29, 2011
top of grand

camhead wrote:
I think it would be best if there were jut an autonomous state of the West Slope/Colorado Plateau. Neither the Wasatch Front nor the Front Range should have any claim on the Creek. I'd still let Boulder keep Rifle, though.


+1, but for the record the WF has more claim than the front range.


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By Sam Feuerborn
From Durango, CO
Oct 29, 2011
Castle Wood Canyon, May '09

hmm camhead you bring up an interesting point that I had not previously considered. I'll pose it to my colleagues perhaps we can come up with a catchy slogan for this autonomous state.


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By whittlesticks
From Nederland
Oct 31, 2011
hanging at the bridger jacks campground

I have no claim on the creek, although it makes for a nice logo! colorado or not the site is about all things trad climbing, and the creek definitely fits the bill.


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By Greg G
From SLC, UT
Oct 31, 2011
The route in it's entirety.

But wouldn't something like the diamond be a little more symbolic of colorado trad climbing?


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By Evan Sanders
From Westminster, CO
Oct 31, 2011
Flaming Pumpkin

whittlesticks wrote:
I have no claim on the creek, although it makes for a nice logo! colorado or not the site is about all things trad climbing, and the creek definitely fits the bill.


Then why not name your website Utah Crack Gear? Who says you have to be located there to name it that? If CCH can get away with being in a different state than their company name, then you can too (joking).


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By M Sprague
Administrator
From New England
Oct 31, 2011
Lichen head. Me, with my usual weatherbeaten, lichen covered look from scrubbing a new route.

whittlesticks wrote:
Thanks 419! Morgan what exactly are you looking for?

It would be nice if you could get POWER-BOLT SS Hex Head 1/2" stainless 5 piece bolts and sell them for less than the fastener supply stores. Even if a lost leader, if you undercut them and didn't gauge like mountaingear ($24 per bolt!!! LOL), you would get all new routers going to you and being happy to get their gear from you. The price that mountaingear tries to get pisses me off so much I don't like to buy anything from them.


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By Ryan Williams
Administrator
From London (sort of)
Oct 31, 2011
El Chorro

You should have it so that when I click on the banner, I go back to the home page. That seems intuitive and is possible on most sites.

I think the banner looks cool, but it is weird that an Eldo based company has chosen Indian Creek as the feature image of their website.

Good luck!


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By Timmamok
From Durango, CO
Oct 31, 2011
crack at undisclosed location - my little proj

Everyone knows Indian Creek is the best crag in Colorado.


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By whittlesticks
From Nederland
Nov 3, 2011
hanging at the bridger jacks campground

Ok I have changed my header image to something more eldorado friendly!


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By Mike Stearns
Nov 3, 2011
top of grand

I think that Eldo image is fantastic and the site looks great. Again, best wishes.

I also liked the stylized IC panorama. Some might not like the idea, but I think a rotating banner and theme would be cool. Switching between a bunch of photogenic areas known for classic trad lines like Lumpy (Twin Owls or Sundance Buttress), Vedauwoo, Devil's Tower, Needles, etc?

Obviously ignore the mob advice if it doesn't suit you. Don't let the MP community bully you into poor business decisions. But then again, we are the consumers ; )


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By slim
Administrator
Nov 3, 2011
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.

Evan Sanders wrote:
Then why not name your website Utah Crack Gear? Who says you have to be located there to name it that? If CCH can get away with being in a different state than their company name, then you can too (joking).


i think CCh originated in durango, CO, if i remember correctly. anyway, cool site, wish you the best of luck.


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By fat cow
From Salinas, CA
Nov 4, 2011
perfect seam

JLP wrote:
I like the site. However, now you're like the 1000's of other retail websites out there. Post back when you're having a sale. Maybe also consider a few dozen half naked nubiles in jail outfits - seemed to work for Moosejaw.



+1
bitches man, bitches

that sounds terrible, but sex sells right?


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By fat cow
From Salinas, CA
Nov 4, 2011
perfect seam

I'm trying to write some reviews on your site for gear that i have had positive experience with and have used extensively because they are looking sparse!


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By whittlesticks
From Nederland
Nov 8, 2011
hanging at the bridger jacks campground

product reviews approved fat cow!


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By whittlesticks
From Nederland
Nov 14, 2011
hanging at the bridger jacks campground

bump! Please take a few minutes and browse my site. ANY feedback from the local climbing community is appreciated.


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By ClimbingOn
Nov 14, 2011

whittlesticks wrote:
ANY feedback from the local climbing community is appreciated.


My take on your site: Why would anyone purchase from you? Your prices are full retail, so no savings there. You charge shipping. You are a new company, so the trust factor is not there. People need motivation to take their shopping elsewhere. Every item you offer, I can get on backcountry.com, usually on sale, and with free shipping.

If you want to attract new customers, you need to drop prices a decent amount on everything in stock. Another possibility would be a 20% off coupon for new customers. You also need to offer free shipping on any order over $50. Backcountry, Moosejaw, REI, gearexpress, practically every online retailer of climbing gear does this. Bottom line, if you want new customers, give them a reason to choose you.


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By kirra
Nov 14, 2011

imo the following links lack proper contrast/relative visibility:

* My Account
* Order Status
* Sign in
* Wish list

suggest moving inline with Home/AboutUs or relocate in 'sky' area of header (lighter background increases visibility) -or- change color of text to white (or lighter color)

optional placement- 'Privacy Policy' doesn't really need to be part of the main top-menu, relocate to bottom of page (common practice) near 'Sitemap'

successful websites need time to evolve- be patient, have fun & good luck! (edit+ \adding incentive coupons, good idea)


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