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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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    Arcade Belts

    If you’re going to bother to make a belt, you really ought to get it right. Arcade has.

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    Metolius Dirt Bag and Porta-Cord Rope Bags

    The Metolius Dirt Bag and Porta-Cord rope bags are both solid options to make life at the crag a...

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    Five Ten Anasazi LV

    The Five Ten Anasazi LV is a comfortable, all-around shoe designed for low-volume feet, but pay close attention to...

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    DMM Demon Cams

    The DMM Demon Cams have a combination of features that may put them high on your "next cam" list....

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    Asana KJ Signature Highball2 Bouldering Pad

    The Asana KJ Signature Higball2 bouldering pad has all the essentials of a highball-specific pad, without superfluous design elements.

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    Black Diamond GridLock Screwgate Carabiner

    The Black Diamond GridLock Screwgate carabiner is effective at eliminating cross-loading while belaying, but there are a few quirks...

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    DMM Dragon Cams

    The DMM Dragon cams bear a striking resemblance to the Black Diamond C4s, but in practice they're different from...

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