Protected: Start Climbing Outdoors this Summer: A Friendly Primer for Gym Climbers

June 12th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Special Feature | Enter your password to view comments.

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Black Diamond PosiWire Quickpack for All-rounders and New Climbers

June 6th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Gear, Hardware, Profiles | No Comments »

A quickdraw that features the best of both carabiner worlds


Metolius Upshot Belay Glasses: See Better to Belay Better

May 28th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on Metolius Upshot Belay Glasses: See Better to Belay Better

Belay glasses won’t win any fashion contests for eyewear. They look a little like the trick “see around the corner” glasses that used to be advertised on the front page of comic books. But […]


Rock Star Peter Croft’s Crag Pack is the TNF Cinder 40

May 17th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Accessories, Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on Rock Star Peter Croft’s Crag Pack is the TNF Cinder 40

It’s an open secret that some manufacturers have not learned: cragging is really hard on backpacks. Lots of packs can carry your load, haul bags can do it without tearing, but even in their […]


Protected: How to Choose a Baaa-ase Layer: The Merits of Merino

June 13th, 2016 by Dave Smart | Posted in article, Special Feature | Comments Off on Protected: How to Choose a Baaa-ase Layer: The Merits of Merino

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