Every Mountaineering Boot Brand

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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Black Diamond 2020 Carabiner Details

In 2020 Black Diamond is dramatically changing their carabiner line. Most notably, all their snag-free wiregate…

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The Best 11 Clean Nose Wiregate Keylock Carabiners

Many climbers wish their wiregate carabiners had clean keylock noses. This makes total sense. Wiregate carabiners…

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Sustainable Eco Climbing Ropes

The Most Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Climbing Ropes

The most eco-friendly ropes on the market today are Bluesign-certified, have PFC-free waterproof coatings, and/or…

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3rd party certifications

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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DPM Climbing is not trustworthy


Although I'm telling you about DPM Climbing please do not go to DPM's website - more (or sudden) traffic will make…

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Mountain Method Boulder Caddy – Crash Pad Gear Organizer Review

Do you remember that scene in 10 Things I Hate About You, where the dad makes his daughter wear the “Baby Belly”…

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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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2020 Five Ten Climbing Shoes (Newest Gear)

In 2020, Five Ten is releasing a totally revamped version of the Hiangle and a brand new entry-level shoe called…

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New DMM Gear

DMM Newest Climbing Gear Coming in 2020 (nuts and carabiners)

In 2020 DMM is releasing a set of Halfnuts and is coming out with a locking carabiner called the Shadow. DMM…

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DMM Halfnuts (half a Wallnut) Coming in 2020

DMM took the classic DMM Wallnut profile and essentially chopped it in half lengthwise. The Halfnuts will come in…

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