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    Metolius Express Haul Pack

    The Metolius Express Haul Pack is a simple, durable pack that shines where approaches are short and the environment...

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    Black Diamond Stinger Crampon

    The Black Diamond Stinger is a very well-rounded, affordable crampon for steep water ice & mixed technical climbing.

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    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...

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    Metolius Crag Station Climbing Pack

    The Metolius Crag Station’s hybrid duffel / backpack design make it an attractive, efficient option for day trips to...

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    Mammut Togir Click Harness

    The Mammut Togir Click is suitable for both multi-pitch trad and bigger alpine objectives, but its "click buckle" technology...

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    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...

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    La Sportiva Testarossa

    We've now put more than a year in the same pair of La Sportiva Testarossas. Here's our Update.

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    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,...

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    La Sportiva Katana Lace

    The La Sportiva Katana Lace is a good all-around shoe that excels at trad and crack climbing.

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    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...

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    Adidas Terrex Solo

    The Adidas Terrex Solo is a cushy, comfortable shoe that occupies a position between light/breathable and stocky/durable approach shoes.

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    SCARPA Instinct VS

    For bouldering or technical face climbing, you'll be hard pressed to find a better shoe than the SCARPA Instinct...

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    2nd Look: La Sportiva TC Pro

    Joe Mills evaluates the La Sportiva TC Pro in its native environment—technical trad climbing and big days.

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    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...

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    Patagonia Rover Shoe

    The Patagonia Rover is a versatile hybrid: part minimalist trailer runner, part approach shoe, even part water shoe. But...

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    Stonelick Gordita Crash Pad

    With a unique hinge design and high-quality foam, the Stonelick Gordita crash pad is worth a look for highball...

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    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...

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    Evolv Cruzer Approach Shoe

    If you're looking for a packable, minimalist approach shoe that is also great for kicking around town, the Cruzer...

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    Metolius Supercam

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

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    CAMP Photon Wire Straight Gate Carabiner

    The CAMP Photon is a lightweight, full-size carabiner versatile enough for everything from alpine draws to building anchors, and...

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