Re: Mountain Climbing Equipment Stores in L.A. Area?
Earl Needham (kd5xb@AMSAT.ORG)
Sat, 20 Sep 1997 14:31:07 -0600
At 11:59 AM 9/19/97 -0400, Turba, Thomas N wrote:
>Does anyone know if there are mountain climbing equipment stores in the
>L.A. area? And, which ones have good prices?
Try REI. There are 5 in the area -- Mission Viejo, Santa Ana, Carson, San
Dimas, and Northridge. Call 1-800-426-4840 for the exact address.
REI is not a discount house, all their prices are near list, sometimes a
little lower. However, they have TOP quality name-brand items. You can
also join (REI is a co-op) and every year you can receive a dividend from
what you bought during the previous year. Usually about 10%. (One year I
got a divident of about $70!) The best thing for me to say is -- drop by
one and see what you think.
Personally, I own a Sierra tent, a pair of Raichle boots, a North Face
sleeping bag, and a few odds & ends I bought from REI. I expect them to
last for quite a while, as they are made very well.
Most of their stores also sell harnesses, ropes, 'biners, etc for
climbing. I think you'll find just what you want there.
Earl Needham, KD5XB
Conquistador Council, BSA
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Chi '76
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City