Daily Archives: August 28, 2009

The humble nut has probably protected more routes and caught more falls than any other form of climbing pro. Over the years, the design has evolved from small pebbles wedged in cracks and slung with cord to hex-head machine nuts and eventually the lightweight metallurgical marvels used today.

Tips for getting the right climbing shoe for this season by matching the shoe to the terrain, and to your climbing style and experience.