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The Arc’teryx Alpha FL30 Pack

The Arc’teryx Alpha FL30 is one of the go-to packs for climbers who want to move fast and light in the mountains. Gripped editor Brandon Pullan recently spent a few days climbing with a new Genepi Green Alpha FL30. Hailed for the past few seasons by many climbers as the
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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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DMM Carabiner Recall Instructions

Further to our September 14th 2015 Product Recall Notice please find below additional information on how customers can return any potentially faulty carabiners in their possession to DMM. Please choose one of the following methods to return your carabiner. It will either be
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DMM Issues Product Recall for Small Percentage of Carabiners

This document follows on from the DMM Product Safety Warning issued on Friday 11, Sept. 2015. DMM are issuing a product recall, subject to user inspection. This document details the products that are affected by the recall and contains instructions to identify whether or not an
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BD Ultralight C4 vs DMM Dragon vs Wild Country New Friend: 2016 cams

A rundown of the Black Diamond Ultralight C4, updated DMM Dragon cam, and the double axle Wild Country New Friend cam. All slated for Spring 2016.
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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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