Climbing Gear

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Recent Climbing Product Reviews

Beal Flyer II 10.2 mm

rated 5 of 5 stars Robust rope with good handling. After 10+ years of usage, this rope can still take it. I've used it only for sport climbing, occasional use. I have a 70 m bi-pattern, standard treatment Flyer 2 rope. It was used for everything, from lead climbing to top-rope, on a variety of route types. It was many times abused against abrasive edges, occasionally got wet, and has taken a lot of dust during its lifetime. The handling of this rope was always nice, it managed to keeps its softness during entire life. Full review

Arc'teryx Aperture Chalk Bag

rated 4 of 5 stars Great bag, got it secondhand and it works well. Like how there's no drawstring to break. Works well, I've used it for about a year secondhand and have had no issues. Used it inside and outside. Holds a decent amount of chalk.  Full review

Galibier Super Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars The best boots money can buy. Well worth every penny. I have wanted a pair of these hand crafted boots for decades. I have just come back from Paris, and while I was there I bumped into a shop that still sell these wonderful boots. I could not get the money fast enough out of my pocket to buy them. And now I am at home I put them on, and they fit perfectly. The workmanship has to be the best I have ever seen on a boot, be it full leather or any other material. I love these boots so much I have just… Full review

DMM Dragon Cam

rated 5 of 5 stars I've used Dragons for the past three years and love them. I've climbed with them on granite, limestone, quartzite and sandstone. I've done cragging with them as well as alpine climbing.  The newest version are awesome, and while the weight savings and unanodized lobes are nifty, they don't really add much except piece of mind. But these are phenomenal cams. The workmanship is superb, and I love not having to grab a draw when placing these on crack routes in particular thanks to the extendable slings. Full review

Five Ten Men's Camp Four

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight and great for bouldering and approach. An extraordinary bargain!!!! I went to the Five Ten outlet in Redlands, California, looking for a second pair of inexpensive climbing shoes, as I have started crack climbing.   They had a great selection of new Huecos, Stonelands Lace and VCS and Anassazi on closeout for between $20 and $40. Unfortunately, none of the sizes were right for me. But they also had some approach and hiking shoes in the warehouse for $20. So I tried on the women's Camp… Full review

La Sportiva Men's Oxygym

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an excellent versatile climbing shoe for a beginner. Comfortable and as good outside the gym as it is in the gym. Excellent fit. I tried on various hiking shoes that were beginner shoes and they were all extremely uncomfortable. All the salespeople were telling me that the shoe had to fit small or tight in order to climb properly and that the shoes would break in and stretch and eventually stretch and fit my foot like a glove. I thought that was nonsense. Finally a salesperson told me that… Full review

Petzl Meteor

rated 4 of 5 stars Light, like it's almost not there. asy adjustment for fit. Seems fragile. Light, like it is not there. Easy adjustment for fit. Not bulky, so it won't get in the way of your climbing. I'm not a fan of the magnetic chin strap because you have to baby the helmet to make sure you don't get it dirty. When the magnetic strap gets dirt or dust in it, it doesn't always hold well, and this could happen if you simply put your helmet on the ground for a brief respite. While being lightweight is a plus, it… Full review