Climbing

Adidas Terrex Solo

Adidas Terrex Solo

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

May 30, 2014
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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.

Metolius Supercam

Metolius Supercam

May 25, 2014

The Metolius Supercam has an odd, asymmetrical lobe design that’s perfect in certain situations, and certainly not perfect for all.

CAMP Photon Wire Straight Gate Carabiner

CAMP Photon Wire Straight Gate Carabiner

May 1, 2014

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.

Five Ten Team 5.10 (Team Black)

Five Ten Team 5.10 (Team Black)

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.

Petzl Selena Harness

Petzl Selena Harness

The Selena is very comfortable, and it excels at the sport crag.

La Sportiva Testarossa

La Sportiva Testarossa

The La Sportiva Testarossa is a sport-climbing specialist that excels on everything from steep, powerful routes to climbs that require precise edging and footwork.

CAMP Pulse Helmet

CAMP Pulse Helmet

Blister’s Iris Neary updates her review of the CAMP Pulse, one of the few combo climbing/skiing helmets on the market.

Mammut Realization Short

Mammut Realization Short

A climbing harness built into a pair of shorts? We take a look at Mammut’s Realization Short.

Mammut Nordwand Single Rope

Mammut Nordwand Single Rope

The Mammut Nordwand is a great option for hard red-point attempts, as well as mixed and ice climbs.

Boulder5 Cragging Pack

Boulder5 Cragging Pack

If you’ve ever complained about a rope or crag bag, you should get in touch with Boulder5.

CAMP Corsa Nanotech Ice Axe

CAMP Corsa Nanotech Ice Axe

For those trips when you’re looking to save weight but still need a self-arrest tool, the Corsa Nanotech ice axe is a versatile, solid option.

2nd Look: Evolv Astroman

2nd Look: Evolv Astroman

Hannah Trim takes a second look at the high-top Astroman, and makes some interesting observations about its sizing, shape, and stiffness.

Black Diamond Camalot X4

Black Diamond Camalot X4

See why Blister’s climbing editor calls the Black Diamond X4 his “all-around favorite small cam.”