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Review of Red Chili Jamrock Crack Gloves

Review – Red Chili Jamrock Crack Gloves

Below you’ll find our review on the Red Chili Jamrock Crack Gloves. We tested every crack glove we could get…

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Review - Climb X Crack Gloves

Review – Climb X Super Crack Gloves

Below you’ll find our review on the Climb X Super Crack Gloves. We tested every crack glove we could get our…

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Review Grade VII Hand Jam Crack Gloves

Review – G7 Hand Jam Crack Gloves

Below you’ll find our review on the G7 Hand Jam Crack Gloves. We tested every crack glove we could get our…

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Review - Grivel Star Crack Gloves 3

Review – Grivel Star Crack Gloves

Below you’ll find our review on the Grivel Star Crack Gloves. We tested every crack glove we could get our…

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Review - Black Diamond Crack Glove

Review – Black Diamond Crack Gloves

Below you’ll find our review on the Black Diamond Crack Gloves. We tested every crack glove we could get our…

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How to Fit Crack Gloves

How to Find the Best Fitting Crack Gloves

Finding the best crack glove to fit your hand will depend on a few measurements such as hand width, wrist width,…

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The 11+ Brands That Make And Sell Crack Gloves

In the past 5 years the growth of brands offering crack gloves has exploded. Here are the brands currently…

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How to Find Belay Glasses that Fit 16

How to Find Belay Glasses that Fit

Belay glasses are a non-adjustable piece of gear that only come in one size per model. This is why it’s…

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Climbing Helmet Features

Climbing Helmet Features Explained

With over 120 different helmets currently available for climbers, it seems like every climbing brand makes helmets…

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How to Properly Fit A Climbing Helmet 33

How to Properly Fit A Climbing Helmet

Climbing helmets are designed and certified to protect your head from rockfall or other falling (or dropped)…

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All The 32 Brands That Make And Sell Climbing Helmets 34

All The 32 Brands That Make And Sell Climbing Helmets

We list every brand that sells rock climbing helmets (we don’t list helmets designed for professional use or…

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Helmet Construction

Climbing Helmet Construction

The number of climbers that wear helmets today is on the rise, and whether or not they wear a brain bucket largely…

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How to Fit a Climbing Harness (for Adults) 50

How to Fit a Climbing Harness (for Adults)

Below, we cover all the details of how to size and fit a climbing harness for the most comfortable experience. In…

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Rope Types Explained

Rope Types Explained

Many Rope Types for Many Climbing Types Just as climbers may choose one climbing shoe for bouldering and another…

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Rope Middle Marks Compared & Explained 57

Rope Middle Marks Compared & Explained

What are rope middle marks, how are they made, and are they worth the extra cost? Read on to find out. What is a…

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How to Fit (& Find) The Right Climbing Rope 62

How to Fit (& Find) The Right Climbing Rope

Gear like harnesses and helmets have specific fit preferences, but how do you fit a rope? Finding the right rope…

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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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