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  • Black Diamond X4, stock

    Black Diamond Camalot X4

    See why Blister's climbing editor calls the Black Diamond X4 his "all-around favorite small cam."

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  • Evolv Wingman Crash Pad,  recomended

    Evolv Wingman Crash Pad

    The Evolv Wingman Crash Pad, an easy addition to a boulderer's kit, is a great tool for protecting sit...

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  • La Sportiva Boulder X, featured

    La Sportiva Women’s Boulder X

    In this head-to-head comparison between two top approach shoes, the La Sportiva Boulder X has the Guide Tennie beat...

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  • Five Ten Guide Tennie, featured

    Five Ten Women’s Guide Tennie

    Thanks in part to its super sticky outsole, the Five Ten Guide Tennie is one of the best shoes...

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  • Petzl Sama, slider

    Petzl Sama Harness

    The Sama excels as a sport climbing tool that strikes an incredible balance between comfort and performance.

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  • Solution, featured

    La Sportiva Solution

    "The send is about the climber. But sometimes a shoe teaches us about our technique because it enhances what...

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  • Mastercam, slider

    Metolius Master Cam

    When it first debuted, the Metolius Master Cam was touted as the piece to end the CCH Alien’s reign...

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  • Mammut Infinity, slider

    Mammut Infinity 9.5 Single Rope

    Mammut's Infinity, a 9.5mm single with exceptionally fluid handling, sets the bar pretty high for the one-rope quiver.

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    Black Diamond Momentum 3S Harness

    The Black Diamond Momentum 3S is a versatile, breathable, comfortable harness. And it costs less than 60 bucks.

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  • Five Ten Stonelands, slider

    Five Ten Stonelands VCS

    Though not an edging machine, the Five Ten Stonelands VCS strikes a good balance between sensitivity and performance. It...

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  • Tenaya Tatanka

    Tenaya Tatanka

    "The Tenaya Tatanka is easily the most comfortable aggressive climbing shoe I have ever worn."

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  • Metolius Gatekeeer Belay Carabiner, Stock

    Metolius Gatekeeper Belay Carabiner

    The Metolius Gatekeeper is a very good cross-load-proof belay carabiner. (But just how useful is this safety technology, in...

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  • Evolv Geshido

    Update: Evolv Geshido

    We've already reported on the Geshido's plastic prowess. Time now to weigh in on the Geshido's real rock performance.

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  • La Sportiva Python

    La Sportiva Python

    La Sportiva calls the Python their premier comp shoe, but the real story is how comfortable this high-performance slipper...

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  • Metolius Offset TCU

    Metolius Offset TCU Cams

    If you haven't considered offset cams, we'll explain why you should. The Metolius Offset TCUs are a great addition...

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  • Evolv Astroman

    Evolv Astroman

    Not every shoe should try to do every thing. The Evolv Astroman is a high-top-style designed with long trad...

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  • Evolv Geshido

    Evolv Geshido

    Just because it's winter doesn't mean we've stopped climbing. Here's our first look at the Evolv Geshido's indoor performance.

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    Five Ten Dragon

    The Five Ten Dragon is an aggressive shoe designed to excel on high-level boulder problems. It delivers, and then...

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    Flashed Shogun Crash Mat

    If you’re looking for a bigger pad, we highly recommend the Flashed Shogun Crash Mat. It’s big on the...

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    DMM Revolver Carabiner

    If you’re going to carry a pulley as part of your rescue equipment, it makes sense to integrate that...

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