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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, iris

    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, stock

    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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  • Evolv Astroman, slider

    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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  • 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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