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Black Diamond Carabiner Recall

Black Diamond Equipment has voluntarily issued a recall, subject to user inspection, of carabiners, quickdraws and nylon runners because of the possibility of product irregularities. In some carabiners, the gate rivets (in solid gate carabiners) and wire ends (in wiregate
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The New Grivel Captive Carabiner

Stevie Haston presents the new Grivel Captive carabiner, the anti cross-loading carabiner. Cross-loading happens when a carabiner is stressed on its minor axis. Carabiners are strongest when stressed on their major axis meaning directly in line, vertically, along the spine. When
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Six Highlights From the 2016 Winter Outdoor Retailer

Gear manufacturers from around the world meet in Salt Lake City, Utah, twice a year for the Outdoor Retailer. At the start of January, the winter event took place and showcased some of the newest gear that will be available in 2016. Technically, the event caters more to snow
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The Amazing Julbo Aerospace Goggles

Now that winter is in full swing, we have had the chance to test out the new award-winning Julbo Aerospace goggles. It took only one trip to the ski hill and one ski-approach to an ice climb to realize the Aerospace are hyped up for a reason: best goggle ever. Why have they won
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Columbia Sportswear Contest

Columbia Sportswear has launched their Agents of Tough contest for a big grand prize. Columbia gear is Tested Tough. Think you’re tough? Submit a video of how you Test Tough for a chance to become our Agent of Tough: get suited up in Columbia gear and experience epic adventures
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New Jeans by Boulder Denim are Made For Climbers

Climbers are always looking for the perfect pants to climb in and it seems they won’t have to look much further. The Boulder Denim project started as an obsession to find a comfortable pair of jeans that you could put on in the morning and wear cycling, hiking or climbing,
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New Jasper Rock Climbing Guidebook

Francois Laplante has put in thousands of hours over the past few years to produce a new guidebook to the Jasper area. This is the first modern rock climbing guidebook to Jasper, which many would agree is long overdue. Laplante started from scratch and then met a few locals who
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The North Face’s 2015 Summit Series Collection

The North Face’s 2015 Summit Series is now available and climbers are going to love it. The new line of outerwear is a fresh take on the brand’s much-loved line of Summit Series products, which was launched in 2000. The North Face has reduced the Summit Series by over
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Some Great New Harnesses For 2016

See 14 new harnesses coming in 2016 from many of the leading brands. 2016 Rock Climbing Harnesses from WeighMyRack on Vimeo.
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New Mountain Hardwear Pieces With Purpose in Mind

Mountain Hardwear is one of the leading brands for innovation and are known for their durable and usable gear. The new BMG 105-litre Outdry pack is designed for big mountain expeditions and mountain guides carrying heavy loads. The pack can open to a comfortable 115 litres, which
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