Blister’s Iris Neary updates her review of the CAMP Pulse, one of the few combo climbing/skiing helmets on the market.
A climbing harness built into a pair of shorts? We take a look at Mammut’s Realization Short.
The Mammut Nordwand is a great option for hard red-point attempts, as well as mixed and ice climbs.
If you’ve ever complained about a rope or crag bag, you should get in touch with Boulder5.
We take another look at the TC Pro, and Joe Mills evaluates it in its native environment—technical trad climbing and big days.
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.
Hannah Trim takes a second look at the high-top Astroman, and makes some interesting observations about its sizing, shape, and stiffness.
See why Blister’s climbing editor calls the Black Diamond X4 his “all-around favorite small cam.”
The Evolv Wingman Crash Pad, an easy addition to a boulderer’s kit, is a great tool for protecting sit starts, leveling out landings, and covering gaps between pads.
In this head-to-head comparison between two top approach shoes, the La Sportiva Boulder X has the Guide Tennie beat when it comes to alpine climbs and quick peak attempts.
Thanks in part to its super sticky outsole, the Five Ten Guide Tennie is one of the best shoes on the market for cragging days, short approaches, and easy climbing routes.
The Sama excels as a sport climbing tool that strikes an incredible balance between comfort and performance.
“The send is about the climber. But sometimes a shoe teaches us about our technique because it enhances what we’re trying to do as climbers. The Solution did this for me. ”
When it first debuted, the Metolius Master Cam was touted as the piece to end the CCH Alien’s reign as the most beloved small cam on the market. About five years later, it’s still holding its own in the competitive arena.
Mammut’s Infinity, a 9.5mm single with exceptionally fluid handling, sets the bar pretty high for the one-rope quiver.
The Black Diamond Momentum 3S is a versatile, breathable, comfortable harness. And it costs less than 60 bucks.
Though not an edging machine, the Five Ten Stonelands VCS strikes a good balance between sensitivity and performance. It also marks a new step in climbing shoe design.
“The Tenaya Tatanka is easily the most comfortable aggressive climbing shoe I have ever worn.”
The Metolius Gatekeeper is a very good cross-load-proof belay carabiner. (But just how useful is this safety technology, in general?)
We’ve already reported on the Geshido’s plastic prowess. Time now to weigh in on the Geshido’s real rock performance.