• DMM Dragonfly Cams

    MSRP: $80 (each)   Size matters.  (I’m talking about cams, people, come on, look at the picture). With cams, the smaller they are, the sexier. DMM knows this—hence their new Dragonfly cams. The #1 Dragonfly … Continue reading "DMM Dragonfly Cams"
  • Black Diamond Zone LV

      MSRP: $140   Black Diamond’s newest edition to their line of climbing shoes is the Zone, available in both regular and low-volume models, as well as multiple colors. The Zone fills a performance gap … Continue reading "Black Diamond Zone LV"
  • The Best Climbing Shoes We’ve Used

      With oodles of options on the market, choosing the absolute best climbing shoes is no easy task. But here at Rock and Ice, we get as many of those shoes into our office as … Continue reading "The Best Climbing Shoes We’ve Used"
  • Beal Birdie Belay Device

      MSRP: $75   When I show up to the crag with a tube-style belay device these days, it seems like every climber looks askance at me and the deprecated technology I cling to, as … Continue reading "Beal Birdie Belay Device"
  • Mammut Comfort Knit Fast Adjust Harness

    MSRP: $160   In college, I took a knitting course. I had my priorities straight: in addition to requiring a minimal amount of work, I was the only guy in a class with 12 other … Continue reading "Mammut Comfort Knit Fast Adjust Harness"
  • Beer And Gear, Ep. 19 | Gnarly Vegan

    Check out the Gnarly Nutrition here!   Thanks to Batch, Roaring Fork Beer Company’s tasting room, for the great drafts and for hosting us! Check out RFBC on Facebook.   We have opted to use … Continue reading "Beer And Gear, Ep. 19 | Gnarly Vegan"
  • Scarpa Phantom Tech (New Version)

      MSRP: $699   Due to a mix up on my part, for the first few months that I thought I was climbing in the newly updated Phantom Tech, Scarpa’s flagship technical ice and mixed … Continue reading "Scarpa Phantom Tech (New Version)"
  • Black Diamond Technician

    MSRP: $135   The Technician is one of four new approach shoes launched from Black Diamond last year, designed for hammering out short approaches. Black Diamond designed it not as your all-day trudging boot, but … Continue reading "Black Diamond Technician"
  • Five Ten Aleon

    MSRP: $190   The new Five Ten Aleons want you to climb harder. How could you not?—you’re wearing a shoe designed by Swiss boulderer Fred Nicole, a legend with more double-digit bouldering FAs than anyone … Continue reading "Five Ten Aleon"
  • Ocun Jett QC

    MSRP: $99   Striking a balance between all-day comfort and high performance, the Czech Republic-based climbing brand, Ocun, has designed a shoe to rival even the most popular of the top-end crushers. My first pitches … Continue reading "Ocun Jett QC"
  • Beer and Gear, Ep. 18 | Armaid

    Check out the Armaid here!   Also Watch   VIDEO: Beer And Gear, Ep. 6 | Black Diamond Z4 Cams   We have opted to use affiliate links in our gear reviews. Every time you … Continue reading "Beer and Gear, Ep. 18 | Armaid"
  • Evolv Kronos

    MSRP: $130   Flat. Yup. I like that. Been there, done that with shoes that hurt. This wearer is into soft, comfortable shoes, and not into having to keep taking them off, say, between problems … Continue reading "Evolv Kronos"