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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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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 New Metolius Master Cam

The new Master Cam: 20% lighter, additional color coding, and a new thumb loop design make the updated Master Cam drool worthy for anyone looking to reduce rack weight.
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The New Trango Raptor

The new and improved Trango Raptor penetrates hard ice and the new handle is more comfortable than ever. The Trango Raptor
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The Most Expensive Piton Ever?

Before there was Yvon Chouinard, there was John Salathe. In the golden age of Yosemite big wall aid climbing, Salathe was not only one of the leading climbers, but he created new-age pitons, which led to breakthrough routes. This week, one of those pitons was priced on Ebay for
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MEC’s Gift Picks with Nick

Here is a new video and six weeks of gift ideas from the new MEC envoy and gear expert, “Nick.” Nothing against the jolly bearded guy from the North Pole, but he’s not exactly what you’d call an “outdoor enthusiast.” Aside from one busy night a year, Santa pretty much
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New carabiners for 2015

Highlights of the latest carabiners to be released for the 2015 climbing season. Check out the newest from CAMP, DMM, Edelrid, Grivel, Mammut, Metolius, Omega Pacific, and Wild Country. 2015 Carabiner Roundup from WeighMyRack on Vimeo.
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New Hardware for 2015

Gripped gear editor Rafal Andronowski has published an excellent write-up on his The Alpine Start blog about the new hardware for 2015 as seen at the Outdoor Retail Show in Salt Lake City. From harnesses to quickdraws and belay devices, every company has revamped one or two
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The Alpine Start: Outdoor Retailer 2014

The Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City debuted a number of hot items expected spring/summer 2015. Gripped’s gear editor Rafal Andronowski has some great reviews in our next issue! Go to the Alpine Start to see more new gear for 2015!  
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Belaying With a Munter Hitch

ACMG guide Paul McSorley demonstrates how to belay from the top of the pitch with a munter hitch. A great skill to have in your tool belt in the event you ever drop or forget your belay device.
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