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Trip Report & Guide: Indian Creek, Utah

Trip Report & Guide: Indian Creek, Utah

Indian Creek, Utah, has a wildness about it that’s found in few other places. It’s also home to the greatest concentration of splitter crack routes in the world. Here’s our guide and photo gallery.

Black Diamond Ethos Harness

Black Diamond Ethos Harness

The Black Diamond Ethos is a comfortable, durable harness that excels at trad and sport climbing.

Metolius Express Haul Pack

Metolius Express Haul Pack

The Metolius Express Haul Pack is a simple, durable pack that shines where approaches are short and the environment is harsh.

Black Diamond Stinger Crampon

Black Diamond Stinger Crampon

The Black Diamond Stinger is a very well-rounded, affordable crampon for steep water ice & mixed technical climbing.

Black Diamond Mondo Crash Pad

Black Diamond Mondo Crash Pad

Black Diamond’s Mondo crash pad has been a staple under highball boulder problems for a long time, and the new, redesigned version is the most confidence-inspiring pad we’ve tested.

Metolius Crag Station Climbing Pack

Metolius Crag Station Climbing Pack

The Metolius Crag Station’s hybrid duffel / backpack design make it an attractive, efficient option for day trips to a crag.

Mammut Togir Click Harness

Mammut Togir Click Harness

The Mammut Togir Click is suitable for both multi-pitch trad and bigger alpine objectives, but its “click buckle” technology may not work for everyone.

Black Diamond Camalot X4 Offset Cams

Black Diamond Camalot X4 Offset Cams

The Black Diamond Camalot X4 is our climbing editor’s “all-around favorite small cam.” See what he has to say about the offset version of the X4.

La Sportiva Testarossa

La Sportiva Testarossa

We’ve now put more than a year in the same pair of La Sportiva Testarossas. Here’s our Update.

Metolius Monster 8.9 Single Rope

Metolius Monster 8.9 Single Rope

As a lightweight, 8.9mm rope that’s also quite durable, the Metolius Monster 8.9 is an attractive option for long, multi-pitch climbs and redpoint attempts.

La Sportiva Katana Lace

La Sportiva Katana Lace

The La Sportiva Katana Lace is a good all-around shoe that excels at trad and crack climbing.

Mammut Twilight Twin Rope

Mammut Twilight Twin Rope

The 7.5mm Mammut Twilight is a prime example of a modern, lightweight twin/half rope, making it one of the most effective tools available to alpine climbers.

Adidas Terrex Solo

Adidas Terrex Solo

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The Adidas Terrex Solo is a cushy, comfortable shoe that occupies a position between light/breathable and stocky/durable approach shoes.

SCARPA Instinct VS

SCARPA Instinct VS

For bouldering or technical face climbing, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better shoe than the SCARPA Instinct VS.

2nd Look: La Sportiva TC Pro

2nd Look: La Sportiva TC Pro

Joe Mills evaluates the La Sportiva TC Pro in its native environment—technical trad climbing and big days.

La Sportiva Women’s Solution

La Sportiva Women’s Solution

La Sportiva has made a “women’s” Solution. It’s very good. But it’s not just a narrower Solution. And it’s also not just for women…

Patagonia Rover Shoe

Patagonia Rover Shoe

The Patagonia Rover is a versatile hybrid: part minimalist trailer runner, part approach shoe, even part water shoe. But read on to learn where it really shines.

Stonelick Gordita Crash Pad

Stonelick Gordita Crash Pad

With a unique hinge design and high-quality foam, the Stonelick Gordita crash pad is worth a look for highball and solo bouldering.

Five Ten Men’s Guide Tennie

Five Ten Men’s Guide Tennie

If you need an approach shoe to use year-round or to handle alpine conditions in the summer, the Five Ten Guide Tennie is a great choice.

Evolv Cruzer Approach Shoe

Evolv Cruzer Approach Shoe

If you’re looking for a packable, minimalist approach shoe that is also great for kicking around town, the Cruzer is very hard to beat.