Bosavi has created a rechargeable headlamp with some clever features that optimize it for climbing and trail running.
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.
The Edelrid Corbie is a specialty rope that excels when weight and space are at a premium.
The redesigned Petzl Attache carabiner offers some improvements that optimize it for multi-pitch climbing.
At first glance, the Metolius Fat Cam seems to represent a step backward — till you understand what exactly it’s designed to protect.
In our 2nd Look of the La Sportiva Solution, we examine its performance on boulders and steep sport climbs.
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.
The Black Diamond Ethos is a comfortable, durable harness that excels at trad and sport climbing.
The Metolius Express Haul Pack is a simple, durable pack that shines where approaches are short and the environment is harsh.
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.