Climbing

Bosavi Rechargeable LED Headlamp

Bosavi Rechargeable LED Headlamp

Bosavi has created a rechargeable headlamp with some clever features that optimize it for climbing and trail running.

Five Ten Team 5.10 Black vs. La Sportiva Solution

Five Ten Team 5.10 Black vs. La Sportiva Solution

The Five Ten Team 5.10 Black and La Sportiva Solution are both high performance climbing shoes, but they cater to almost polar opposite conditions and styles.

Edelrid Corbie Rope

Edelrid Corbie Rope

The Edelrid Corbie is a specialty rope that excels when weight and space are at a premium.

Petzl Attache Carabiner

Petzl Attache Carabiner

The redesigned Petzl Attache carabiner offers some improvements that optimize it for multi-pitch climbing.

Metolius Fat Cam

Metolius Fat Cam

At first glance, the Metolius Fat Cam seems to represent a step backward — till you understand what exactly it’s designed to protect.

2nd Look: La Sportiva Solution

2nd Look: La Sportiva Solution

In our 2nd Look of the La Sportiva Solution, we examine its performance on boulders and steep sport climbs.

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.