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Climbing Gear Does Not Last Forever

Check out this informative article and video from Black Diamond's Quality Assurance manager and Canadian ex-pat Kolin Powick where he discusses the realistic lifespan of climbing gear.

Check out this informative article and video from Black Diamond’s Quality Assurance manager and Canadian ex-pat Kolin Powick where he discusses the realistic lifespan of climbing gear. In the article, Powick points out that as gear becomes lighter and more specialized, it is often is less burly than older heavier equipment. Powick also draws attention to the fact that many climbers are now using their gear more aggressively; taking repeated falls and torquing tools in ways previous climber never imagined.

Read the full article on Black Diamond’s site.