Climbing Gear

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Recent Climbing Product Reviews

Arc'teryx Aperture Chalk Bag

rated 5 of 5 stars Best. Idea. Ever This simple chalk bag is terrifc for those who are tired of chalk always spreading over everything. One quick twist in the direction of the embroidered arrow and it's perfectly sealed. Despite this it is still a well sized chalk bag and I have never struggled to get my hand in or out. I love this piece of kit.  Tou cannot remove the web belt, so if you prefer to clip it to your harness you have to either snip it off or awkwardly bundle the webbing. Full review

Arc'teryx I340a Harness

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A very lightweight harness that is useful for a broad range of activities ive had a I 340a harness for two years now. Its been my go too for a lot of different activiTies. I've used it for pretty much every alpine style climb I've been on. From days climbing ice at the crag around Canmore, to big multiday glacier ski mountaineering trips across the Wapta, mountaineering trips up neve gullies on Mt. Matier, to alpine rock on Bugaboo Spire this harness has seen it all. its chief success is that it… Full review

Tenaya Oasi

rated 5 of 5 stars The Oasis are a versatile slipper that can handle pretty much anything you can throw at it. I have been heavily using my pair for a few months now, and so far nothing about them has disappointed me. I've spent long days bouldering (outdoors and in) with them, used them on slabby and steep sport climbs, and even spent some time in them on longer trad routes. They have shone in all scenarios. FIT.  These fit me perfectly, but make sure when sizing for yourself you get a size down. Once you dial in… Full review

Salewa Men's Wildfire Pro

rated 5 of 5 stars This shoe is very comfortable, provides good support and traction, while maintaining an attractive appearance. Full review

Scarpa Men's Mojito

rated 5 of 5 stars This shoe has good grip. This shoe does fit very well. You can walk in them 24/7 without having foot /shoe problems. And no sweaty feet!! Overall, I'm 100% satisfied With this shoe. This is a perfect walking shoe, for walking long and short distances. I use them almost daily without any problems. Full review

Edelweiss Discover 8 mm

rated 5 of 5 stars My new favorite rope for glacier travel. ME: So, you carry the tent and stove and I'll carry the rope?" Partner who hasn't seen the rope yet: "That sounds fair." ME: *Smiles.  My rope is under 3 pounds I bought this rope for one reason; low-angle glacier travel on Mt. Rainier, Baker, etc. At 8mm this 30m rope won't work with many belay devices so TRY IT OUT WITH YOUR PRUSIKS AND BELAY DEVICES BEFORE YOU GO CLIMB! Caveat:  I am using this rope as a single rope even though it is ONLY rated as a… Full review

Petzl Summit 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Best in class ice axe for all around mountaineering use. Pick up a Quark Trigger Rest to make the perfect all round axe. The Summit 2 took the comfortable stainless steel head from its predecessor but removed all the superfluous rubber, shedding half its weight. At a impressive 400g for the 66cm it works tremendously well. Self arrests feel natural compared to the BD Raven as you don't have to alter your grip on the head, and I find when holding a fall feels more stable than with the Raven. For… Full review