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Aura Journal

25 Mar, 2016

Gabriel Lacktman - Athlete Profiles

Continuing our Athlete Profile series, we are excited to feature design guru and advocate of big adventures, Gabe Lacktman of FOREVER OUTSIDE (Instagram: @foreveroutside).  When he's not coming up with some of the coolest looking outdoor gear, you can find him out hiking and climbing in sunny SoCal.  Let's see his thoughts on climbing competition, brands he admires, and who Taco is....

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15 Mar, 2016

Project Challenge: A quest to make a better climbing shoe.

At Aura, our greatest weakness is also our greatest strength: We started with no experience in the shoe design/manufacturing industry, so everything we learned we learned from scratch.  This is a serious and daunting task, yet also a great asset: We are limited by nothing but our imagination and free to objectively explore our ideas and beliefs. We can imagine what a...

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25 Feb, 2016

Grayson "Toadie" Allen - Athlete Profiles

Kicking off our new Athlete Profiles series is one of our earliest supporters - Grayson Allen (@thatallenlife on Instagram).  We connected with Grayson originally through Instagram (@aurausa) and have since followed him improving his climbing skills alongside being a family man.  Somehow we were able to pick his brain a bit despite his busy schedule of introductory setting at MetroRock Boston,...

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08 Feb, 2016

Snowy Saturday Bouldering Adventure at Flagstaff Mountain, Colorado

It's been a snowy winter here in Colorado and despite 50-60 degree days, there's still a bit of snow on the ground at outdoor climbing spots.  The addiction to climbing can't hold us back even if it's slippery!  We hit up a favorite local spot near Boulder, CO Flagstaff Mountain.  If you haven't been before, it's an excellent bouldering area...

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19 Jan, 2016

Top Ten Rock Climbing Videos

In need of climbing inspiration?  Need to see some inhuman sends?  Look no further.  Our staff chose the (extremely subjective) best rock climbing videos on the web and have arranged them in no particular order: 1)  Evilution Direct - Bishop, CA.  A classic highball problem based on a boulder with a very imposing size.     2)  The Sensei - Japan.  American...

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