Devold Tuvegga Reversible Sport Top is Merino Wool Base-Layer for Ice Climbing Season

October 10th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Gear, Profiles | No Comments »

“The result is a piece that is incredibly versatile, durable, washing-machine friendly and perfect for high-output activities like climbing, skiing and hiking”


Scarpa Instinct SR review

October 8th, 2019 by Matt Stetson | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on Scarpa Instinct SR review

If soft and sensitive is what you are looking for in a shoe, the Scarpa Instinct SR’s got you.


What’s the best rubber for your rock shoes?

October 4th, 2019 by Noah Walker | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Articles, Bouldering, Footwear, Profiles | Comments Off on What’s the best rubber for your rock shoes?

Get a run down on some of the most common rubber on your climbing shoes


Solar Sewn: Organic Crash Pad and Boulder Roll Review

September 11th, 2019 by Matt Stetson | Posted in Gear | 2 Comments »

Organic’s “for climbers by climbers” attitude shows, in their well considered pads and bags.


Ontario’s New Outdoor Apparel Store is L.L. Bean

August 26th, 2019 by Lorena Jones | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Ontario’s New Outdoor Apparel Store is L.L. Bean

Maine might not be Canadian technically speaking, but sat just the other side of the border and known for its rugged landscape, sweet maple syrup and black bears, it’s about as close as you […]


Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole 20 Litre Pack

August 16th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Gear | Comments Off on Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole 20 Litre Pack

One of the best lightweight packs of the year


Petzl Hirundos, a lightweight, flexible, indoor and crag harness

August 8th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Gear | Comments Off on Petzl Hirundos, a lightweight, flexible, indoor and crag harness

This is the third iteration of the Hirundos and Petzl has been improving it in small ways with every new release


The All-Arounder Rope Bag: Edelrid Drone 2

July 16th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Gear, Special Feature | Comments Off on The All-Arounder Rope Bag: Edelrid Drone 2

If you don’t already have a rope bag, you should get one now. Flaking and dragging rope through the dirt can cause it to wear out 25 per cent sooner than if you keep […]


Great Sling Options: Petzl Anneau and Black Diamond Rabbit Runner

July 10th, 2019 by Dave Smart | Posted in Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on Great Sling Options: Petzl Anneau and Black Diamond Rabbit Runner

Two great sling options for your summer climbing


Fred Nicole with the New Five Ten Aleon

July 10th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on Fred Nicole with the New Five Ten Aleon

Nicole climbing the world’s first V14 and V15