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Arc’teryx’s Define Feminine Series and Contest

Arc’teryx has long been an innovative and forward-thinking brand with one eye on the future and the other eye on their community.  For the summer of 2015, they are running a one-of-a-kind contest. Nominate a female in your life who inspires you in the outdoors and defin
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Original Hueco Hangboard and New Adjustable

Rob Candelaria was one of the first climbers to create a finger strength training tool for climbing. This video gives a little history behind what was likely the first hangboard before diving into a twist on hangboarding based on scientific studies finger strength training in
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The DMM Pivot Belay Device

DMM has always led the way in climbing equipment with innovative ideas. Their latest design is the Pivot belay device. A simple “guide mode” belay device that integrates a hinge into the pivot, DMM has made it possible to lower a following climber safely and more easily than with
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Arc’teryx’s 2015 Harnesses Are Made For Real Climbers

Arc’teryx has five new harnesses for 2015, each made specifically for the needs of every climber. If you’ve ever used an Arc’teryx harness then you know what we’re talking about. Harnesses are what put Arc’teryx on the map some 20 years ago and they
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Scarpa: How to Choose Your Next Pair of Rock Shoes

Dan Beall shares his tips for picking your next climbing shoe, whether you’re just starting out, or need to sail through the crux of your next project. How to Choose Your Next Rock Climbing Shoe from SCARPA North America on Vimeo.
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Arc’teryx’s Spring/Summer Footwear Launch in Toronto

On April 11, Arc’teryx introduces a new era in technologically-advanced mountain footwear in Toronto. On April 11, everyone is invited to join Arc’teryx in-store as they introduce their new technical mountain footwear, an innovation in performance, plus premium new
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Patagonia’s Rad Mobile Repair Station

Better Than New is a short film that introduces Patagonia’s new biodiesel repair wagon and pays tribute to customers and repair techs who have kept Patagonia going for over 40 years. Patagonia’s Reno Repair Department is the largest garment repair facility in the U.S. –
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Metolius’ New Ultralight Master Cam

We’re excited about Metolius’ new Ultralight Master Cams and can’t wait to take them for a few laps. The new Master Cam is 40 per cent lighter per set than other cam sets and they’re all hand built in Bend, Oregon with American-sourced materials. One of
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The North Face Fuseform Dot Matrix

The North Face’s new Fuse Form Dot Matrix jacket was all the buzz so in early spring, we took one for a tour on Canada’s West Coast. There’s no better place to test technical rain shells than Canada’s West Coast. During the Vancouver International Mountain
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The Mountain Hardwear Hyperlamina Spark Sleeping Bag

Climbers love a good sleeping bag. From car camping and hut visits to mountainside bivies, a good sleeping bag can make all the difference in your experience. We recently got our hands on the new Mountain Hardwear Hyperlamina Spark and took it into the mountains for a try,
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