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

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...

2 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...

2 Comments / Feb 01, 2013