Very few backpacks are subjected to the regular use and abuse seen by the humble cragging pack. Climbers deploy the these small-to-midsize workhorses almost every weekend expecting them to be durable and carry heavy loads without compromising comfort or carrying efficiency - a challenging job description for any pack.
Bouldering Crash Pads - Big Pads for Soft Landings
Bouldering owes much of its popularity to the development of modern crash pads. Before the existence foam-filled shock absorbers, failed bouldering attempts regularly produced spine-compressing falls or bone-breaking impacts.
Lightweight Alpine Boots
Alpine boots must be lightweight,durable and waterproof, but also offer enough flex for long approaches balanced with enough support for heavy loads and crampons. Finding the ideal climbing boot is difficult. Here are some things to consider when looking for a boot that is the right fit for your needs.
There are different climbing ropes more suited for different climbing situations. Choose the right rope for you by keeping in mind these helpful points.
Road Tripping Necessities
Here are some items to help you have a trip to remember fondly not just for brilliant days of climbing, but also for the nights of hanging out and re-charging.
The Rack: Harnesses
Fit, adjustability, breathability and padding; keep these factors in mind when choosing the safest, most comfortable harness for you.
Spring Climbing Shoes.
Climbing Shoes are the only piece of gear that can actually improve a climber's performance. Climbers eagerly anticipate the spring release of new improved shoes. Here are some of them.
Companies now offer draws optimized for specific types of climbing. Consider these factors before making a purchase.
New Climbing Holds
Inject some excitement into an old wall with the right shapes and texture. Here are some things to look for when purchasing new climbing holds.
While soft shells are an excellent choice for less extreme weather conditions, they can't provide the same level of wind snow and water protection found in waterproof breathable hardshells.