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How to Recycle and Upcycle Climbing Slings 1

How to Recycle and Upcycle Climbing Slings

It seems that you should be able to recycle nylon slings, just like you can recycle nylon climbing ropes. The…

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How to Recycle and Upcycle Used Carabiners

We've written a whole lot about when to retire carabiners, but what do you do with those old, broken, and worn…

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8 Reasons It’s Time To Retire Your Carabiners

Carabiners are incredibly strong. They can easily last 10, 15, 20 years or even a lifetime when properly…

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5.10 Anasazi Pro: A Climbing Shoe Review from a La Sportiva Fanboy

Something I need to get off my chest before I get into the nitty gritty here: I am a La Sportiva Fanboy. There, I…

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How to Recycle, Resole, Upcycle, Sell, or Donate Your Climbing Shoes

In this post we cover all the best options for what to do with climbing shoes that you no longer use. Whether you…

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22 Great Places to Resole Your Rock Climbing Shoes (US, Canada)

When it comes to climbing shoes, the #1 best thing you can do for the environment and for your wallet is to repair…

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Environmental Racism – 15 Books For Climbers to Read

In April 2020, we weren't yet familiar with the terms: Environmental Racism, Environmental Justice, or…

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The 7 Most Sustainable Climbing Slings

Edelrid and Mammut were the first two companies to take extra measures to ensure their slings were bluesign®…

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Sustainable Eco-Friendly Climbing Shoes

There are a few features that make climbing shoes more eco-friendly and/or sustainably made. One of the most…

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All the 41 Brands that Make and Sell Mountaineering Boots

Can you name more than 10 mountaineering boot brands? Most climbers that we ask can’t. That’s why we're listing…

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Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Climbing Harnesses

"Sustainable" or "Eco" harnesses are challenging to find. The main reason for the lack of sustainable options is…

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The 5 Best Sustainability Certifications for Climbing Gear Companies

There are no UIAA or CE certifications, tests, or requirements for sustainability or eco-friendly efforts in…

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How to Train for Climbing with Kids

Luckily there already are plenty of articles about climbing and parenting (blogs and magazine articles, and more),…

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3 Top Adventure Travel Insurances For Your Next Rock Climbing Trip

This guest post is by Jacob Bushmaker, an international climber, and author of the The Wandering Climber. The…

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Reslinging Cams

The 9 Best Places to Resling Cams (Black Diamond, Metolius, DMM, Wild Country, Trango)

WeighMyRack does not resling cams or replace trigger wires, but we know a lot of great folks who do! The best…

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Resling Cams : When, Why, Where, How

How often should you resling cams? Manufacturers say to resling cams about every 5 years, or more often if you…

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3D Print Your Own Clip Stick (free design)

Clip Stick Design To print your own clip stick, check out the plans on Thingiverse. Below, you'll find the story…

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The Best Setup for Toprope (TR) Soloing

Toprope solo climbing or (TR soloing) is a form of toproping that doesn't require a belayer, making it ideal for…

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What the Haul? 3 Ways to Help Send Hard Multipitch Climbs

Climbing the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, with a lead line and a haul line. The first time my partner packed a…

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The Best Locking Carabiners for Anchoring in Hangers and Chains

Guest Author and Gear Geek Khoi Chau here to talk about the nuances of locking carabiners. Belay carabiners aside,…

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