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Climbing

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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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    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...

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    Petzl Selena Harness

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

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    CAMP Pulse Helmet

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

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  • Mammut Realization Short

    Mammut Realization Short

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

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    Mammut Nordwand 9.3 Single Rope

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

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    Boulder5 Cragging Pack

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

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    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...

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    2nd Look: Evolv Astroman

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

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