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Every Type of PAS Personal Anchor

The 3 Types of Personal Anchors Explained

PAS is an acronym for Personal Anchor System that refers to a sewn piece of gear a climber uses to connect…

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Alternatives to the PAS

Alternatives to a PAS

Many climbers choose to forego the PAS (Personal Anchor System) and instead connect themselves to anchors and…

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In this post we explain how many gear loops you might want and the differences between gear loops

Gear Loops and How to Choose

Gear loops may seem simple: they exist on your harness to hold gear. So what are the subtle differences? We go…

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Top 3 mechanical belay devices

Top 3 Most Wanted and Most Owned Mechanical Belay Devices

When we check the WeighMyRack database for the most wanted and owned tube belay devices by WeighMyRack users we…

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Dynamic Rope vs Static Rope, which is for Rock Climbing? 13

Dynamic Rope vs Static Rope, which is for Rock Climbing?

Rock climbing, indoors or outdoors, requires a dynamic rope. A dynamic rope is made to stretch and ease the impact…

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Comparing Every Crack Glove

Comparing Every Crack Glove Side By Side

Previously, WeighMyRack reviewed [nearly] every crack glove there is in great detail via individual crack glove…

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What Does a Rope Fall Rating Really Mean? 15

What Does a Rope Fall Rating Really Mean?

There are a lot of myths about what a rope fall rating means and we’re here to set the story straight.…

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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 28

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 45

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 33 Brands That Make And Sell Climbing Helmets 46

All The 33 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) 62

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 69

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 74

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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