We’ll show you detailed videos, close-up pictures, and explain every aspect of the newest, weirdest, and best climbing gear out there.

Technical Rock Climbing Gear Talk 1

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,...

0 Comment / Aug 27, 2020

Technical Rock Climbing Gear Talk 2

The 40+ Books on our Booklist

We're sharing our booklist here, so you can see what we're reading (we've had many people ask). Most...

1 Comment / Aug 06, 2020

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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...

2 Comments / Jul 29, 2020


Technical Rock Climbing Gear Talk 4

PitchSix EyeSend Belay Glasses Review

PitchSix has created the worlds first adjustable angle belay glasses. With a small easy-to-use lever,...

0 Comment / Apr 23, 2020

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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®...

0 Comment / Mar 26, 2020

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REI Sales Guide to the Most Sustainable Climbing Gear

This guide was created to help you use your 20% off REI member coupon. (Are you a member? If not, this...

0 Comment / Mar 20, 2020


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Petzl Borea Helmet : First Hand Review

When I think about a good climbing helmet two things come to mind: fit and durability. Fit is important...

0 Comment / Mar 18, 2020

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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...

3 Comments / Dec 12, 2019

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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...

1 Comment / Dec 04, 2019


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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...

4 Comments / Nov 15, 2019

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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...

0 Comment / Oct 30, 2019

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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...

1 Comment / Oct 17, 2019


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The Most Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Climbing Ropes

The most eco-friendly ropes on the market today are Bluesign-certified, have PFC-free waterproof coatings,...

5 Comments / Oct 11, 2019

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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...

3 Comments / Oct 09, 2019

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WARNING: DO NOT TRUST DPM CLIMBING (new owners)

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

1 Comment / Oct 02, 2019


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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...

0 Comment / Sep 25, 2019

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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,...

0 Comment / Sep 20, 2019

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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...

1 Comment / Aug 22, 2019


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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...

0 Comment / Aug 14, 2019

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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...

3 Comments / Aug 09, 2019

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2020 Arc'teryx Climbing Harness (Newest Gear)

Arc'teryx is coming out with a new male and female harness in 2020 (and they've hinted that more harnesses...

0 Comment / Jul 18, 2019


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2020 SCARPA Rock Climbing Shoes (Newest Gear)

SCARPA is always updating previous models and bringing out new models. For 2020, SCARPA updated the Booster...

0 Comment / Jul 11, 2019

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2020 Black Diamond Z4 Cams and Z4 Offset Cams

A few years ago Black Diamond sat down some of their prominent athletes (including Hazel Findlay, Carlos...

2 Comments / Jul 10, 2019

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2020 La Sportiva Climbing Shoes & Boots (Newest Gear)

In 2020 La Sportiva is releasing 3 new climbing shoes, specifically designed for the Olympics. These...

2 Comments / Jul 05, 2019


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Petzl's Newest 2020 Climbing Gear

In 2020 Petzl is releasing a totally new lightweight glacier climbing harness called the Fly and an updated...

1 Comment / Jul 01, 2019

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2020 Climbing Gear - The Most Innovative

We just attended the US Outdoor Retailer summer trade show & the OutDoor ISPO European trade show...

1 Comment / Jun 28, 2019

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The Underappreciated Rabbit Runner

This guest post comes from John Godino, the author of the website Alpine Savvy, a website full of tips...

1 Comment / Jun 05, 2019


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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...

4 Comments / Apr 24, 2019

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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,...

3 Comments / Mar 27, 2019

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An interview with author Ari Schneider

After reading and reviewing Shaded by Stone, I wanted to get to know the author, Ari Schneider,...

0 Comment / Mar 06, 2019


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La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube Details

Olympus Mons Cube mountaineering boot Priced at $1199, Weighs 1050 grams, Available Jan 2020 (pushed...

1 Comment / Feb 17, 2019

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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...

1 Comment / Feb 15, 2019

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The Newest Climbing Gear Coming in 2019

Below you'll find all the new gear that's coming in Fall 2019, that we saw at Outdoor Retailer (semi-annual...

3 Comments / Feb 08, 2019


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Grivel Tech Machine Carbon Ice Tools: First Hand Review

Carbon fiber is used extensively for its unparalleled strength to weight ratio, stiffness, and vibration...

0 Comment / Dec 24, 2018

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Black Diamond Vision Harness: A Detailed Comparison

At 224 grams, Black Diamond claims that the Vision harness is the "lightest fully functional harness."...

0 Comment / Aug 21, 2018

Technical Rock Climbing Gear Talk 37

The History of @LeeLKennedy's Climbing Rack

It is rare for a climber to buy everything perfect the first time. Instead, a rack evolves over years...

0 Comment / Jul 30, 2018


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Over 100 New Pieces of Climbing Gear Coming in 2019 (US & Europe Edition)

This year at the OutDoor show in Freidrichshafen Germany we saw a over 100 new products that’ll be dropping...

9 Comments / Jul 10, 2018

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CAMP Skimo Crampons - Which is Best?

Ski mountaineering may sound niche, but CAMP is taking it to a whole new level, with 4 skimo crampon...

0 Comment / May 23, 2018

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Black Diamond Reactor Ice Tool - Coming Fall 2018

With the Reactor, Black Diamond's goal was to make a tool that fit in between the Cobra swinging powerhouse...

1 Comment / Apr 25, 2018


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Black Diamond Ultralight Ice Screws

Black Diamond's Ultralight Ice Screws promise to debut as the lightest ice screws on the market as they're...

0 Comment / Apr 11, 2018

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DU/ER No Sweat Pants Review

DU/ER sent us a pair of No Sweat Pants and requested we test them to their limits. They said we'd be amazed...

0 Comment / Mar 28, 2018

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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...

0 Comment / Mar 21, 2018


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@KurtMorrison's Gear Stash: Behind the Scenes

My name is Kurt Morrison and I'm an ACMG guide and climbing gear junkie based out of Canmore, Alberta,...

4 Comments / Mar 12, 2018

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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...

0 Comment / Feb 28, 2018

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New 2018 Winter Gear: Ice Edition - Outdoor Retailer Winter Show

The Outdoor Retailer trade show is THE place where manufacturers and brands come to showcase their...

0 Comment / Feb 09, 2018


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Five Ten Quantum VCS - New for 2018

The Quantum VCS is a velcro closure version of the lace-up Quantum released in 2016. Climbers with wide...

0 Comment / Jan 11, 2018

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Five Ten Anasazi Pro - New Release in 2018

You can thank Shauna Coxsey for the new Anasazi Pro. She's the one that asked Five Ten to add a toe-patch...

0 Comment / Jan 04, 2018

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New 2018 La Sportiva Shoes (details & videos)

Including male and female models, La Sportiva is releasing 5 new shoes in 2018. They're finally making...

0 Comment / Dec 19, 2017


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A Look into Sustainability, at Edelrid

Since we started talking directly with climbing manufacturers and brands, we've been asking them tons...

0 Comment / Dec 05, 2017

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Our Rock Climbing Holiday Gear List

When I was young, I would pour over the Toys R' Us catalog, and any other toy catalog delivered to our house,...

2 Comments / Nov 17, 2017

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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,...

9 Comments / Oct 03, 2017


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How Climbing Ropes Are Made (at Edelrid)

Earlier this year we travelled to Germany and toured Edelrid's headquarters and rope making facility....

2 Comments / Sep 27, 2017

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Totem Basic Cam Voluntary Recall

Totem is voluntarily recalling all Basic cams with serial numbers starting from 1706200 to 1733205....

0 Comment / Sep 19, 2017

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44 New Climbing Shoes Coming in 2018

We've documented 44 new shoes from 12 shoe brands. As usual, we'll be making videos so you can hear from...

9 Comments / Aug 29, 2017


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2018 New Climbing Gear: Ropes, Harnesses, Crash Pads

We went to the Outdoor Retailer trade show at the end of July to document and film all the new climbing...

3 Comments / Aug 22, 2017

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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....

0 Comment / Aug 15, 2017

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2018 Gear, Sneak Preview from OutDoor Friedrichafen

A showcase of gear highlights seen at the 2017 OutDoor show in Germany, most of which will not be out until...

2 Comments / Jun 28, 2017


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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...

1 Comment / Jun 13, 2017

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When and How to Clean Cams (SLCD's)

When to clean your cams When their performance starts to decrease you hear grinding ...

3 Comments / Apr 24, 2017

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How To Save Money Buying Climbing Gear

Liz here to share some key tips about how to save money buying gear. I've been calling this: The Hindsight...

0 Comment / Dec 01, 2016


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Ideas For Climbers To Keep In Mind When Remodeling

Kaitlin here to share some remodeling tips when it comes to creating a rock climber's dream house. As...

1 Comment / Dec 01, 2016

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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...

0 Comment / Nov 15, 2016

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Edelrid OHM - First Hand Reviews

We interviewed pro climbers, gym owners, coaches and guides who've tested the Edelrid OHM before it's...

1 Comment / Nov 08, 2016


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Made For Climbing Partners with a Big Weight Difference

Problem: Climber is significantly heavier than belayer. This causes a handful of issues: Most commonly...

4 Comments / Oct 25, 2016

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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...

4 Comments / Aug 24, 2016

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The 8 Most Innovative Climbing Products Coming in 2017

While at the US Outdoor Retailer summer trade show we visited more than 20 climbing brands to see what...

4 Comments / Aug 16, 2016


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Why It's So Hard To Find A Harness That Fits

Harnesses that don't fall into the typical small-medium-large range are in a state of utter chaos....

2 Comments / Jul 25, 2016

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The Biggest Rock Climbing Harnesses

In the past it's been challenging to find harnesses that fit well if you need a size bigger than a...

3 Comments / Jul 20, 2016

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Finding the Best Strength to Weight Ratio

Recently we've been deep in gear data, searching for trends and looking for new ways to visualize...

0 Comment / Jul 05, 2016


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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...

5 Comments / Jun 17, 2016

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Climbing Helmets for Big Heads

If you have a big noggin' your helmet choices shrink drastically. After scouring the WeighMyRack database,...

0 Comment / Jun 08, 2016

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The Top 10 Best Looking Helmets (from 10,000+ votes)

WeighMyRack set up a comparison test, à la Hot or Not, of 144 helmets. Tens of thousands of votes were...

4 Comments / May 25, 2016


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8 Multi-use Climbing Helmets for Climbing and Skiing

This question is everywhere, "Can I use my climbing helmet for skiing?" The answer, as usual, has caveats....

6 Comments / Mar 24, 2016

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The 23 brands that sell Ice Axes and/or Ice Tools

We've scoured the globe to list all the brands and manufacturers that make and sell ice axes and ice tools. Every...

2 Comments / Jan 19, 2016

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2016 [ski] Mountaineering Harnesses

A noticeable trend in lightweight, packable, minimalistic, mountaineering-style harnesses is being ushered in...

2 Comments / Jan 08, 2016


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WeighMyRack's Top 5 Climbing Gear Posts

NUMBER 1: Who Makes Climbing Gear? We List all the Climbing Brands NUMBER 2: 25 Rock...

0 Comment / Jan 03, 2016

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10+ Ropes coming out in 2016

See video, pictures, and details of all the new ropes coming out in 2016 from Beal, Edelrid, Edelweiss,...

2 Comments / Nov 02, 2015

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Explained and Debated: UIAA Water Repellent Dry Test

When I first heard there was going to be a UIAA Water Repellent standard I was stoked. Particularly...

6 Comments / Oct 26, 2015


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14 Rock Climbing Harnesses Coming in 2016

See and read about the newest rock climbing harnesses from Beal, Black Diamond, CAMP, Edelrid, Edelweiss,...

3 Comments / Oct 15, 2015

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2016 Cams by Black Diamond, DMM, Wild Country

So many new cams are coming to the market in 2016 (not to mention the 2015 revamped Metolius cams) that...

1 Comment / Aug 27, 2015

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2016 Climbing Gear Overview

WeighMyRack went to the 2015 Outdoor Retailer summer show and every climbing gear manufacturer and brand...

3 Comments / Aug 18, 2015


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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...

3 Comments / Jun 30, 2015

Technical Rock Climbing Gear Talk 101

All the Rack Pack Carabiner Options

Here are all the racking carabiners available in at least 6 colors, sold as a rack pack or individually....

1 Comment / May 26, 2015

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Metolius FS Mini: Seriously Updated

There is no marketing BS spewing from the mouth of Metolius Founder and President Doug Phillips, the most...

3 Comments / May 12, 2015


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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,...

0 Comment / May 06, 2015

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The Newest Harnesses from Arc'teryx

Arc'teryx's harnesses have been completely re-vamped for 2015. In addition to taking feedback from climbers, harness...

2 Comments / Apr 27, 2015

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Nerding out on Crampon Specs with Graphs

We're in love with graphs at WeighMyRack. They can completely change how you visualize the gear world....

0 Comment / Apr 09, 2015


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Metolius Ultralight Master Cams are Overhauled

Metolius pulled out all the stops and re-designed their cams to ensure they definitively deserve their...

6 Comments / Apr 02, 2015

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The 40 Brands Selling Climbing Shoes

Can you name more than 10 shoe brands? Most climbers that we ask can't. That's why we wanted to list all...

29 Comments / Mar 26, 2015

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Ice Screw Curiosities

After collecting data for every ice screw available on the market we thought it would be interesting...

1 Comment / Mar 20, 2015


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Grivel's 2015 Harness Lineup

Grivel has designed 3 purpose-driven harnesses creating an entirely new line for spring/summer of 2015....

1 Comment / Mar 18, 2015

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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...

1 Comment / Mar 02, 2015

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Petzl Sitta - A Climbing and Mountaineering Harness

Most ultra-light harnesses are intended for a limited number of uses, typically mountaineering or ski mountaineering....

0 Comment / Feb 19, 2015


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Black Diamond's Snaggletooth Crampon

The aptly-named Snaggletooth is the first horizontal monopoint crampon, coming to market in Fall 2015. Who...

0 Comment / Feb 11, 2015

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Edelrid's Jul 2 Brake Boosting Belay Device

The Jul 2 is slated as a single tubular belay device. It's tied for the least-expensive brake-assist...

10 Comments / Feb 04, 2015

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As seen at the 2015 Winter Outdoor Retailer trade show

New gear in most every climbing category continues to push the limits, albeit in small increments. Although...

3 Comments / Jan 30, 2015


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Grivel's Twin Gate Carabiner Review

Grivel's long-awaited Twin Gate Carabiners are hitting stores as I write this post. The biggest retailers...

2 Comments / Jan 14, 2015

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Petzl Hirundos and Aquila, 2015 Harnesses

Petzl is coming out with two high-end unisex sport climbing harnesses in 2015, the Hirundos (a total redesign)...

1 Comment / Jan 07, 2015

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2015 Debut: CAMP Nano 22

The Nano 22 is one of the lightest carabiners available. In fact, it's the #2 lightest 'biner in the world...

3 Comments / Jan 05, 2015


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A dynamic and static rope in one?! Meet Edelrid's Rap Line II

Have you ever been in the unwelcome rappelling situation where your lead rope is caught and the only...

1 Comment / Dec 18, 2014

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Edelrid's 9.2mm Topaz Rope, with a surprise for the consumer

Finally, a rope with a happy ending for the consumer. Want a bicolor rope for only $20 more than a solid...

0 Comment / Dec 11, 2014

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No Sheath Slippage for the Protect PA by New England Ropes

Platinum(R) Rope Technology Explained Available now, the Protect PA is the first static rope that has no sheath...

0 Comment / Dec 09, 2014


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BlueWater's Skinny Ropes: Icon & Wave

Before we get to the news of the Icon 9.1 and Wave 9.3, we feel it's our duty to give you a little background...

0 Comment / Nov 24, 2014

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Beal Opera 8.5mm, Lightest & Skinniest Single Rope

Beal has been on a roll recently, presenting mind-blowing ropes and continually one-upping themselves...

2 Comments / Nov 17, 2014

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All the brands that sell climbing ropes

We list all the brands and manufacturers who sell/make dynamic climbing ropes. The listings...

7 Comments / Nov 01, 2014


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The Newest Belay Devices Coming to Market in 2015

Similar to next seasons carabiners, the trends in belay devices are definitely around safety. An increasing...

4 Comments / Oct 30, 2014

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Updated Ascenders Hitting the Market in 2015

Big updates are happening in the land of ascenders. Black Diamond has completely rehauled and retooled...

0 Comment / Oct 24, 2014

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The Newest Carabiners Hitting the Market in 2015

The trend in 2015 carabiners is clear: Most brands are adding a "price conscious" solid gate keylock...

2 Comments / Oct 23, 2014


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The 37 Brands Selling Rock Climbing Carabiners

Read on to find out all of your carabiner buying options! We list all the folks who sell certified rock...

2 Comments / Sep 26, 2014

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Gearpalooza aka Outdoor Retailer Summer 2014

Outdoor Retailer is the single largest event that brings outdoor manufacturers together to show off,...

5 Comments / Aug 26, 2014

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The "First Women's Harness": Edelrid Solaris

Edelrid's newest women's harness, the Solaris, comes with a bold statement: the Solaris is the first...

0 Comment / Jun 10, 2014


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Edelrid Slider Series Locking Carabiners

When Edelrid designs a new product, they create strict and purposeful goals. For their newest locking...

2 Comments / Jun 02, 2014

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The Lightest Carabiner (and Quickdraw set) on the Market

Warning: This carabiner is not for everybody. It's geared towards the most ambitious 1-2% of the climbing...

3 Comments / May 06, 2014

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Petzl's 2014 Crashpad Line

Petzl created a series of bouldering pads that are dressed to impress. The pads come standard with an astounding...

1 Comment / Mar 14, 2014


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Grivel's 360 Ice Screw gets an Update

Grivel listened to all the feedback from their initial release of the 360 ice screw and came back with...

3 Comments / Mar 07, 2014

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X-Light Technical Ice Axe by Cassin/CAMP

Cassin/CAMP took all the features of their Alpax ice axe and dropped 50 grams to create the X-Light....

3 Comments / Mar 02, 2014

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Cassin Daisy Twist Daisy Chain

In addition to a big wall harness, the Warden, Cassin (and CAMP) came out with a new approach to the daisy...

7 Comments / Feb 24, 2014


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Cassin Warden Harness

Cassin (and CAMP) are coming out with some new climbing gear targeting big wall climbers this spring....

5 Comments / Feb 20, 2014

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The 13 Companies that Sell Ice Screws

Listed below are the 13 brands that sell ice screws (plus 1 that used to sell them and 1 that will...

3 Comments / Feb 18, 2014

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Black Diamond Fuel Ice Tool

Coming out in Fall 2014 is Black Diamonds Fuel Ice Tool. It promises to handle rock, ice and overhanging...

1 Comment / Feb 13, 2014


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Details: Grivel's 2014 Ice Gear

Grivel debuted the most climbing hardware of any brand at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show...

5 Comments / Feb 10, 2014

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Winter Outdoor Retailer Trade Show: 2014 Climbing Gear Rundown

The winter Outdoor Retailer trade show primarily focuses on winter activities such as skiing/boarding,...

14 Comments / Feb 04, 2014

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The Best & Timeless Gifts for Climbers

Climbers are a picky bunch. What's the best gift to buy a climber? Our recommendation is: Don't buy gear....

12 Comments / Dec 07, 2013


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Edelrid's Mega Jul & Micro Jul

When WeighMyRack visited the Edelrid booth at the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show the Germans excitedly...

5 Comments / Nov 21, 2013

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DMM Rhino Belay Carabiner

In the past few years there have been a lot of new belay carabiners coming onto the market. Most of the new technology...

6 Comments / Oct 30, 2013

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One of the strongest wiregates around: The Thor

DMM had a hole to fill; they had just retired a wiregate carabiner from their line and needed something...

3 Comments / Oct 25, 2013


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DMM Alpha Light Carabiner, Finally Released!

It's been years of anticipation, but DMM's Alpha Light Carabiner is finally available. This carabiner...

0 Comment / Oct 17, 2013

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First ever: A line of carabiners from Beal

With Beal's main specialty in rope manufacturing, when they set out to create a new line of carabiners,...

4 Comments / Oct 15, 2013

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The Lightest & Thinnest Half Rope in 2014

Beal is coming out with the industries lightest and thinnest half rope in the market in 2014. Conveniently...

4 Comments / Oct 12, 2013


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Beal's US Line of Climbing Harnesses: First Look

In 2014 Beal is coming out with 6 new rock climbing harnesses for the US market, a complete harness line-up....

2 Comments / Oct 10, 2013

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Would you believe 18 brands sell climbing cams?

Although most U.S. climbers generally talk about 2-4 companies who sell cams, and racking their brain...

4 Comments / Sep 20, 2013

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Millet's 2014 Opposite 9/10 Climbing Rope

At the 2013 Outdoor Retailer Trade Show we caught up with Maro LaBlance and Elliott Bates from Millet....

1 Comment / Sep 05, 2013


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All the brands that sell climbing nuts

When I started trad climbing I didn't think there was that much difference between nut sets. So I just...

2 Comments / Sep 04, 2013

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The Rock Climbing Magazine Rundown

There's a ton of rock climbing blogs, but not all that many magazines. I wanted to give a quick rundown...

19 Comments / Aug 29, 2013

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First Look at all the 2014 Climbing Gear

We just wrapped up a visit to Outdoor Retailer (the biggest climbing trade show) where we heard about...

6 Comments / Aug 12, 2013


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The 52 Brands who Sell Crash Pads

There is no difference whether you refer to your safety zone as a bouldering pad, crashpad or crash mat,...

29 Comments / Aug 10, 2013

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CAMP Corsa Nanotech Ice Axe Review

We stopped by the American Alpine Institute to learn more about their Guides Choice Awards and took...

1 Comment / Jul 25, 2013

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Black Diamond ATC Guide Belay Device Review

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0 Comment / Jul 23, 2013


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CAMP Photon Carabiner Review

See Jeff Voigt, the Guides Choice Program Manager, talk about why the CAMP's Photon Carabiner won a Guides...

0 Comment / Jul 21, 2013

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Petzl Attache 3D Carabiner Review

We stopped by the American Alpine Institute to learn more about their Guides Choice Awards and took...

2 Comments / Jul 19, 2013

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CAMP Blitz Harness Review

We stopped by the American Alpine Institute to learn more about their Guides Choice Awards and took...

0 Comment / Jul 17, 2013


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Who Makes Climbing Gear? We List all the Climbing Brands.

When your job is to find all the gear that exists, and you look at gear all day, you feel like you should...

90 Comments / Feb 01, 2013

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