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Climbing Gear | Climbing gifts

Gear I Can't Live Without: Mammut Wall Rider Helmet

By: Collin Jenkins
October 29, 2018

I recently walked into my local climbing store for nothing in particular. As I was browsing, I came across a box and thought, “Is this box empty? Why are they displaying an empty box?” Skeptical, I opened the box and found...a climbing helmet! I was dumbfounded. Climbing helmets are normally bulky pieces! And while even the heavier versions aren’t that burdensome, at the end of a long day at the crag, I find myself tilting my head to the side and belaying while practicing neck rolls. As far as I'm concerned, cutting a few ounces can make a huge difference.

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Climbing Gear | Climbing gifts

Gear I Can’t Live Without: Black Diamond ATC Pilot

By: Alex Garcia
August 14, 2018

Not long ago Black Diamond released the ATC-Pilot--a brand new assisted braking belay device that’s perfect for the gym or the crag. I was skeptical at first since there are numerous similar devices already on the market, but I’m a huge gear nerd so I had to try it out.

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Rock Climbing | Climbing Gear

RETIRING CLIMBING GEAR – BECAUSE WHO DOESN'T LOVE A LITTLE SAFETY PEP TALK?

By: Nate Schumacher
August 03, 2017

For most of us, our gear is our treasure: something we meticulously clean, inspect, display for our friends to admire and painstakingly organize (Don’t believe me? See the raddest gear sheds here). The thought of retiring it is difficult, but you know what they say: it hurts to let go, but sometimes it hurts more to hold on. I’m here to convince you to retire your cherished climbing gear before the point of no return.

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