Lightweight or Beefy Quickdraws.
Weight reductions in quickdraws are a welcome improvement for many multi-pitch trad climbers and alpinists.
Larger diameter ropes with their thicker sheaths and cores, deliver better abrasion resistance, greater edge-cutting resistance and increased fall-catching performance. Here are some concepts worth considering when buying a thicker rope.
Road Tripping Essentials
Here are some items that will help climbers get the most out of any climbing trip.
Big Harnesses for Big Comfort
Big wall climbing requires a wide, supportive, Barcalounger-like harness, plush enough for the multi-hour leads required on most routes. Here are some options for any big wall.
For the best performance, climbers should pick from shoes that most closely reflect their climbing style and then purchase the one that best fits their feet.
Hard Ware for Hard Climbs
Here are some top gear choices for anyone building a new rack or updating any existing gear.
Expediton Packs; Big Packs for Heavy Loads
While traditional cragging packs are ideal for a single day at the local cliff, climbers venturing into the backcountry need something with more volume and greater load-carrying comfort.
By blending excellent breathability and solid weather protection, softshell jackets have transformed the way climbers dress in the mountains.
What’s New In Ice
The cold temps and shorter daylight hours signal the arrival of winter and the beginning of the ice and mixed climbing season. Rather than suffering through another pitch with those outdate tools and worn out shell, consider updating your winter climbing arsenal with season's newest kit.
What’s New for Indoor Climbing
Staying psyched for rock climbing during the long Canadian winter can be difficult, but with a few strategic motivational purchases, climbers can keep their mind off the drifting snow and focus on training for the spring season. Yes, it's not as inspiring as a trip to Spain, but it is an effective coping strategy while waiting for warm weather to arrive.