We’ll show you detailed videos, close-up pictures, and explain every aspect of the newest, weirdest, and best climbing gear out there.

The Newest Belay Devices Coming in 2017

There are 4 new belay devices coming to the US market in 2017. Read on to see what the Black Diamond...

0 Comment / Aug 24, 2016

The 8 Most Innovative Climbing Products Coming in 2017

While at the US Outdoor Retailer summer trade show we visited more than 20 climbing brands to see what...

3 Comments / Aug 16, 2016

Why It's So Hard To Find A Harness That Fits

Harnesses that don't fall into the typical small-medium-large range are in a state of utter chaos....

1 Comment / Jul 25, 2016


The Biggest Rock Climbing Harnesses

In the past it's been challenging to find harnesses that fit well if you need a size bigger than a...

1 Comment / Jul 20, 2016

Finding the Best Strength to Weight Ratio

Recently we've been deep in gear data, searching for trends and looking for new ways to visualize...

0 Comment / Jul 05, 2016

Trango Vergo Belay Device: A First Look

In January, we got a sneak peak of Trango's newest belay device, the Vergo. Since then, this device has been...

5 Comments / Jun 17, 2016


Climbing Helmets for Big Heads

If you have a big noggin' your helmet choices shrink drastically. After scouring the WeighMyRack database,...

0 Comment / Jun 08, 2016

The Top 10 Best Looking Helmets (from 10,000+ votes)

WeighMyRack set up a comparison test, à la Hot or Not, of 144 helmets. Tens of thousands of votes were...

4 Comments / May 25, 2016

Climbing Helmets: For climbing only or skiing too?

This question is everywhere, "Can I use my climbing helmet for skiing?" (or biking, or any other helmet-laden...

1 Comment / Mar 24, 2016


The 23 brands that sell Ice Axes and/or Ice Tools

We've scoured the globe to list all the brands and manufacturers that make and sell ice axes and ice tools. Every...

0 Comment / Jan 19, 2016

2016 [ski] Mountaineering Harnesses

A noticeable trend in lightweight, packable, minimalistic, mountaineering-style harnesses is being ushered in...

2 Comments / Jan 08, 2016

WeighMyRack's Top 5 Climbing Gear Posts

NUMBER 1: Who Makes Climbing Gear? We List all the Climbing Brands NUMBER 2: 25 Rock...

0 Comment / Jan 03, 2016


10+ Ropes coming out in 2016

See video, pictures, and details of all the new ropes coming out in 2016 from Beal, Edelrid, Edelweiss,...

2 Comments / Nov 02, 2015

Explained and Debated: UIAA Water Repellent Dry Test

When I first heard there was going to be a UIAA Water Repellent standard I was stoked. Particularly...

2 Comments / Oct 26, 2015

14 Rock Climbing Harnesses Coming in 2016

See and read about the newest rock climbing harnesses from Beal, Black Diamond, CAMP, Edelrid, Edelweiss,...

3 Comments / Oct 15, 2015


2016 Cams by Black Diamond, DMM, Wild Country

So many new cams are coming to the market in 2016 (not to mention the 2015 revamped Metolius cams) that...

1 Comment / Aug 27, 2015

2016 Climbing Gear Overview

WeighMyRack went to the 2015 Outdoor Retailer summer show and every climbing gear manufacturer and brand...

3 Comments / Aug 18, 2015

CAMP Matik Brake-Assist Belay Device Review

The device you wish your belayer owned: meet the CAMP Matik. The Matik is chock-full of features that...

2 Comments / Jun 30, 2015


All the Rack Pack Carabiner Options

Here are all the racking carabiners available in at least 6 colors, sold as a rack pack or individually....

1 Comment / May 26, 2015

Metolius FS Mini: Seriously Updated

There is no marketing BS spewing from the mouth of Metolius Founder and President Doug Phillips, the most...

3 Comments / May 12, 2015

DMM Grip - 7 Years in the Making

Although it may not look like it, DMM's Grip performs like a regular tubular device. A single-stranded,...

0 Comment / May 06, 2015


The Newest Harnesses from Arc'teryx

Arc'teryx's harnesses have been completely re-vamped for 2015. In addition to taking feedback from climbers, harness...

2 Comments / Apr 27, 2015

Nerding out on Crampon Specs with Graphs

We're in love with graphs at WeighMyRack. They can completely change how you visualize the gear world....

0 Comment / Apr 09, 2015

Metolius Ultralight Master Cams are Overhauled

Metolius pulled out all the stops and re-designed their cams to ensure they definitively deserve their...

6 Comments / Apr 02, 2015


The 36 brands Selling Climbing Shoes

Can you name more than 10 shoe brands? Most climbers that we ask can't. That's why we wanted to list all...

17 Comments / Mar 26, 2015

Ice Screw Curiosities

After collecting data for every ice screw available on the market we thought it would be interesting...

0 Comment / Mar 20, 2015

Grivel's 2015 Harness Lineup

Grivel has designed 3 purpose-driven harnesses creating an entirely new line for spring/summer of 2015....

1 Comment / Mar 18, 2015


DMM Pivot Belay Device - A Guide Mode Dream

Until recently, there had been one glaring issue with guide-mode belay devices: the lack of ease while...

1 Comment / Mar 02, 2015

Petzl Sitta - A Climbing and Mountaineering Harness

Most ultra-light harnesses are intended for a limited number of uses, typically mountaineering or ski mountaineering....

0 Comment / Feb 19, 2015

Black Diamond's Snaggletooth Crampon

The aptly-named Snaggletooth is the first horizontal monopoint crampon, coming to market in Fall 2015. Who...

0 Comment / Feb 11, 2015


Edelrid's Jul 2 Brake Boosting Belay Device

The Jul 2 is slated as a single tubular belay device. It's tied for the least-expensive brake-assist...

10 Comments / Feb 04, 2015

As seen at the 2015 Winter Outdoor Retailer trade show

New gear in most every climbing category continues to push the limits, albeit in small increments. Although...

3 Comments / Jan 30, 2015

Grivel's Twin Gate Carabiner Review

Grivel's long-awaited Twin Gate Carabiners are hitting stores as I write this post. The biggest retailers...

2 Comments / Jan 14, 2015


Petzl Hirundos and Aquila, 2015 Harnesses

Petzl is coming out with two high-end unisex sport climbing harnesses in 2015, the Hirundos (a total redesign)...

1 Comment / Jan 07, 2015

2015 Debut: CAMP Nano 22

The Nano 22 is one of the lightest carabiners available. In fact, it's the #2 lightest 'biner in the world...

3 Comments / Jan 05, 2015

A dynamic and static rope in one?! Meet Edelrid's Rap Line II

Have you ever been in the unwelcome rappelling situation where your lead rope is caught and the only...

0 Comment / Dec 18, 2014


Edelrid's 9.2mm Topaz Rope, with a surprise for the consumer

Finally, a rope with a happy ending for the consumer. Want a bicolor rope for only $20 more than a solid...

0 Comment / Dec 11, 2014

No Sheath Slippage for the Protect PA by New England Ropes

Platinum(R) Rope Technology Explained Available now, the Protect PA is the first static rope that has no sheath...

0 Comment / Dec 09, 2014

BlueWater's Skinny Ropes: Icon & Wave

Before we get to the news of the Icon 9.1 and Wave 9.3, we feel it's our duty to give you a little background...

0 Comment / Nov 24, 2014


Beal Opera 8.5mm, Lightest & Skinniest Single Rope

Beal has been on a roll recently, presenting mind-blowing ropes and continually one-upping themselves...

2 Comments / Nov 17, 2014

All the brands that sell climbing ropes

We list all the brands and manufacturers who sell/make dynamic climbing ropes. The listings are categorized...

4 Comments / Nov 01, 2014

The Newest Belay Devices Coming to Market in 2015

Similar to next seasons carabiners, the trends in belay devices are definitely around safety. An increasing...

4 Comments / Oct 30, 2014


Updated Ascenders Hitting the Market in 2015

Big updates are happening in the land of ascenders. Black Diamond has completely rehauled and retooled...

0 Comment / Oct 24, 2014

The Newest Carabiners Hitting the Market in 2015

The trend in 2015 carabiners is clear: Most brands are adding a "price conscious" solid gate keylock...

2 Comments / Oct 23, 2014

The 37 Brands Selling Rock Climbing Carabiners

Read on to find out all of your carabiner buying options! We list all the folks who sell certified rock...

1 Comment / Sep 26, 2014


Gearpalooza aka Outdoor Retailer Summer 2014

Outdoor Retailer is the single largest event that brings outdoor manufacturers together to show off,...

5 Comments / Aug 26, 2014

The "First Women's Harness": Edelrid Solaris

Edelrid's newest women's harness, the Solaris, comes with a bold statement: the Solaris is the first...

0 Comment / Jun 10, 2014

Edelrid Slider Series Locking Carabiners

When Edelrid designs a new product, they create strict and purposeful goals. For their newest locking...

2 Comments / Jun 02, 2014


The Lightest Carabiner (and Quickdraw set) on the Market

Warning: This carabiner is not for everybody. It's geared towards the most ambitious 1-2% of the climbing...

3 Comments / May 06, 2014

Petzl's 2014 Crashpad Line

Petzl created a series of bouldering pads that are dressed to impress. The pads come standard with an astounding...

1 Comment / Mar 14, 2014

Grivel's 360 Ice Screw gets an Update

Grivel listened to all the feedback from their initial release of the 360 ice screw and came back with...

3 Comments / Mar 07, 2014


X-Light Technical Ice Axe by Cassin/CAMP

Cassin/CAMP took all the features of their Alpax ice axe and dropped 50 grams to create the X-Light....

3 Comments / Mar 02, 2014

Cassin Daisy Twist Daisy Chain

In addition to a big wall harness, the Warden, Cassin (and CAMP) came out with a new approach to the daisy...

4 Comments / Feb 24, 2014

Cassin Warden Harness

Cassin (and CAMP) are coming out with some new climbing gear targeting big wall climbers this spring....

5 Comments / Feb 20, 2014


The 13 Companies that Sell Ice Screws

Listed below are the 13 brands that sell ice screws (plus 1 that used to sell them and 1 that will...

3 Comments / Feb 18, 2014

Black Diamond Fuel Ice Tool

Coming out in Fall 2014 is Black Diamonds Fuel Ice Tool. It promises to handle rock, ice and overhanging...

1 Comment / Feb 13, 2014

Details: Grivel's 2014 Ice Gear

Grivel debuted the most climbing hardware of any brand at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show...

5 Comments / Feb 10, 2014


Winter Outdoor Retailer Trade Show: 2014 Climbing Gear Rundown

The winter Outdoor Retailer trade show primarily focuses on winter activities such as skiing/boarding,...

13 Comments / Feb 04, 2014

8 Timeless Gifts for Climbers

Climbers are a picky bunch. What's the best gift to buy a climber? Our recommendation is: Don't buy gear....

10 Comments / Dec 07, 2013

Edelrid's Mega Jul & Micro Jul

When WeighMyRack visited the Edelrid booth at the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show the Germans excitedly...

5 Comments / Nov 21, 2013


DMM Rhino Belay Carabiner

In the past few years there have been a lot of new belay carabiners coming onto the market. Most of the new technology...

6 Comments / Oct 30, 2013

One of the strongest wiregates around: The Thor

DMM had a hole to fill; they had just retired a wiregate carabiner from their line and needed something...

3 Comments / Oct 25, 2013

DMM Alpha Light Carabiner, Finally Released!

It's been years of anticipation, but DMM's Alpha Light Carabiner is finally available. This carabiner...

0 Comment / Oct 17, 2013


First ever: A line of carabiners from Beal

With Beal's main specialty in rope manufacturing, when they set out to create a new line of carabiners,...

4 Comments / Oct 15, 2013

The Lightest & Thinnest Half Rope in 2014

Beal is coming out with the industries lightest and thinnest half rope in the market in 2014. Conveniently...

3 Comments / Oct 12, 2013

Beal's US Line of Climbing Harnesses: First Look

In 2014 Beal is coming out with 6 new rock climbing harnesses for the US market, a complete harness line-up....

2 Comments / Oct 10, 2013


Would you believe 18 brands sell climbing cams?

Although most U.S. climbers generally talk about 2-4 companies who sell cams, and racking their brain...

4 Comments / Sep 20, 2013

Millet's 2014 Opposite 9/10 Climbing Rope

At the 2013 Outdoor Retailer Trade Show we caught up with Maro LaBlance and Elliott Bates from Millet....

1 Comment / Sep 05, 2013

All the brands that sell climbing nuts

When I started trad climbing I didn't think there was that much difference between nut sets. So I just...

2 Comments / Sep 04, 2013


The Rock Climbing Magazine Rundown

There's a ton of rock climbing blogs, but not all that many magazines. I wanted to give a quick rundown...

8 Comments / Aug 29, 2013

First Look at all the 2014 Climbing Gear

We just wrapped up a visit to Outdoor Retailer (the biggest climbing trade show) where we heard about...

5 Comments / Aug 12, 2013

The 47 Brands who Sell Crash Pads

There is no difference whether you refer to your safety zone as a bouldering pad, crashpad or crash mat,...

21 Comments / Aug 10, 2013


CAMP Corsa Nanotech Ice Axe Review

We stopped by the American Alpine Institute to learn more about their Guides Choice Awards and took...

1 Comment / Jul 25, 2013

Black Diamond ATC Guide Belay Device Review

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0 Comment / Jul 23, 2013

CAMP Photon Carabiner Review

See Jeff Voigt, the Guides Choice Program Manager, talk about why the CAMP's Photon Carabiner won a Guides...

0 Comment / Jul 21, 2013


Petzl Attache 3D Carabiner Review

We stopped by the American Alpine Institute to learn more about their Guides Choice Awards and took...

2 Comments / Jul 19, 2013

CAMP Blitz Harness Review

We stopped by the American Alpine Institute to learn more about their Guides Choice Awards and took...

0 Comment / Jul 17, 2013

Who Makes Climbing Gear? We List all the Climbing Brands.

When your job is to find all the gear that exists, and you look at gear all day, you feel like you should...

35 Comments / Feb 01, 2013


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