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Belay Device Buying Guide

Belay Device Buying Guide

The Top 5 Things to Know When Choosing a Belay Device All forms of roped climbing require a belay device. Just…

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Rappelling with one rope or two

Belay Devices For Rappelling One Rope or Two

At the end (and sometimes in the middle) of most climbs is the inevitable need to get back down to the ground…

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Do I Need Assisted Braking?

Do I Need Assisted Braking?

Across the spectrum of belay devices, there are many design features that help belayers catch falling climbers and…

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All The 40 Brands That Make And Sell Belay Devices

At WeighMyRack we only list belay devices that are CE and/or UIAA certified and made for climbing. This means we…

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Belay Device Types Explained

Belay Device Types Explained

Sadly, there is no one belay device that is perfect for every situation. The type of climbing, the rope type and…

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How To Fit Approach Shoes

To fit approach shoes well, it depends where you’ll use them: on long approaches (5+ miles), technical…

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Approach Shoe Review: Las Sportiva TX2

Reviewing the TX2: Wearing Down La Sportiva Approach Shoes

A Fanboy in His Faves Let me start this review with a Spoiler Alert: This is the best approach shoe I have worn…

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Approach Shoes for Small Feet and Big Feet

Whether you have particularly small feet or particularly large feet, this post has you covered when it comes to…

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Do I Need Approach Shoes?

The Short Answer: No. If you haven’t found getting around in your daily climbing life wearing whatever shoes you…

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All the 31 Brands That Make and Sell Approach Shoes

Every year more and more brands are adding approach shoes to their line. On WeighMyRack we define approach shoes…

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Neon Speedrack Gear Sling Review

Neon Speedrack Gear Sling – The Organizer You Never Knew You Needed

What is a Speedrack? The Speedrack from Neon Climbing is a handle style gear sling made to help organize your…

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Gear sling features explained

Every Gear Sling Feature Explained

How do you carry and rack your gear when you’re moving it place to place? Do you use a sling or old…

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All the 15 Brands That Make and Sell Gear Slings

You can see all the brands (and manufacturers) who make and sell climbing gear slings below. You can also compare…

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All the 40+ Brands That Make and Sell Slings

You can see all the brands (and manufacturers) who make and sell climbing slings below, and you can compare each…

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Every Aider Feature

Every Aider Feature: Why you need them or not

Cover image courtesy Choss Boys (chossboys.weebly.com) – Photo: Nick Brown There are more than a handful…

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We list all the brands who make and sell aiders

All the 21+ Brands That Make and Sell Aiders

Aiders are a unique gear type in that most any brand can make them because there are limited certifications…

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Choosing the right aider for climbing

Choosing the Best Aider for Climbing

‘Aider’ is a broad generic term that describes devices made of webbing that are clipped to protection, bolts, or…

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Ascender Certifications

Ascender Certification Breakdown

Certifications for climbing equipment can be wonky and confusing. Often climbers find themselves seeing a…

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Ascenders for photography rigging.

Ascenders for Photography

When taking pictures of climbers, our point of view often comes from one or two limited angles: directly above and…

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Ascenders for Jugging

Ascenders for Jugging

Climbers have a lot of reasons to climb ropes. The disciplines of aid climbing and big walling often involve a…

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