Grivel New Gear

New 2019 Grivel Climbing, Ice, and Skimo gear

Grivel came out with the most gear out of any brand at the Outdoor Retailer trade show in 2019. Including new ice…

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Mammut Smart 2

Mammut Smart 2.0 – With More Braking Power

Mammut was one of the early companies to come out with a belay device that had semi-automatic braking power…

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Ultimate Gear Stashes - Part 1 - WeighmyRack

Behind the Scenes: WeighMyRack’s Gear Stash

We regularly get asked about the gear we choose to use, and we're here to answer that question. Since we live on…

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Wild Country Revo – A Revolutionary Belay Device

The WeighMyRack team is impatiently waiting to get our hands on a Revo for an official climbing test, but until…

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2018 Climbing Hardware: carabiners, belay devices, cams, nuts & more

We went to the Outdoor Retailer trade show to video all the new climbing gear that's coming in 2018. While those…

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The Best: Petzl GriGri (2019) vs GriGri Plus (2017) vs GriGri 2

What is the the newest GriGri difference? Petzl's newest GriGri takes the body of the GriGri 2 and adds an updated…

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Black Diamond ATC Pilot Details

The geometry of the ATC-Pilot makes it easier for a belayer to catch (and hold) a fall by increasing the friction…

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The Newest Belay Devices Coming in 2017

There are 4 new belay devices coming to the US market in 2017. Read on to see what the Black Diamond ATC-Pilot,…

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Trango Vergo Belay Device

Trango Vergo Belay Device: A First Look

In January, we got a sneak peak of Trango's newest belay device, the Vergo. Since then, this device has been kept…

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CAMP Matik Brake-Assist Belay Device Review

The device you wish your belayer owned: meet the CAMP Matik. The Matik is chock-full of features that aim to…

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DMM Grip – 7 Years in the Making

Although it may not look like it, DMM's Grip performs like a regular tubular device. A single-stranded, magnetic…

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DMM Pivot Belay Device – A Guide Mode Dream

Until recently, there had been one glaring issue with guide-mode belay devices: the lack of ease while lowering a…

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