The Black Diamond Stinger is a very well-rounded, affordable crampon for steep water ice & mixed technical climbing.
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.
The Metolius Crag Station’s hybrid duffel / backpack design make it an attractive, efficient option for day trips to a crag.
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.
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.
We’ve now put more than a year in the same pair of La Sportiva Testarossas. Here’s our Update.
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.
The La Sportiva Katana Lace is a good all-around shoe that excels at trad and crack climbing.
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.
The Adidas Terrex Solo is a cushy, comfortable shoe that occupies a position between light/breathable and stocky/durable approach shoes.
For bouldering or technical face climbing, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better shoe than the SCARPA Instinct VS.
Joe Mills evaluates the La Sportiva TC Pro in its native environment—technical trad climbing and big days.
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…
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.
With a unique hinge design and high-quality foam, the Stonelick Gordita crash pad is worth a look for highball and solo bouldering.
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.
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.
The Metolius Supercam has an odd, asymmetrical lobe design that’s perfect in certain situations, and certainly not perfect for all.
The CAMP Photon is a lightweight, full-size carabiner versatile enough for everything from alpine draws to building anchors, and it’s cheaper than the competition.
The new Team 5.10 fixes the one issue with the original version, and is a great, well-rounded shoe for boulder problems and sport climbs.