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

Beal Opera 8.5mm, Lightest & Skinniest Single Rope

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

0 Comment / Nov 17, 2014

All the brands that sell climbing ropes

Here are all of the brands and manufacturers who sell ropes. We've added a quick note about which country...

0 Comment / 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...

2 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...

1 Comment / 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,...

3 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...

0 Comment / 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...

1 Comment / 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....

2 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...

3 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 12 Companies that Sell Ice Screws

Listed below are the 11 brands that sell ice screws. Ice screws are an interesting beast as they don't...

1 Comment / 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...

4 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,...

12 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....

6 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...

4 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...

5 Comments / Oct 30, 2013

One of the most durable wiregates around: The Thor

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

0 Comment / 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...

2 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

We're Nuts about Nuts!

My nuts are shiny. They were delivered as a standard set. They dropped in at the same time as my cams....

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...

4 Comments / Aug 12, 2013

The 41 brands who make crash pads

As we get ready to research the specs for crashpads for WeighMyRack, we thought we'd share a list of all the companies...

7 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...

0 Comment / 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.

Even though I thought researching gear was frustrating I somehow thought it would at least be easy to find...

3 Comments / Feb 01, 2013