• In the Right Hands: Ice

    Sponsored by Outdoor Research By Owen Clarke Hands are arguably a climber’s most important asset. So when the going gets tough, having a durable, warm and dextrous pair of gloves on hand can mean the … Continue reading "In the Right Hands: Ice"
  • In the Right Hands: Rock

    Sponsored by Outdoor Research By Owen Clarke Hands are a climber’s most important asset. Everyone loves crack climbing (well… except this guy), but no one wants to look like they’ve been spending their spare time … Continue reading "In the Right Hands: Rock"
  • Mammut Magic Rope Bag

    MSRP: $69.95 BEST FOR: Gym bag, sitting mat, rope bag   Good things come in threes, or so we are told. Let’s see … The Mammut Magic Rope Bag is tri-use. It makes a nice … Continue reading "Mammut Magic Rope Bag"
  • MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit

    MSRP: $79.95   I’ve had a number of different go-to stoves since I was a kid, but this MSR PocketRocket stove kit might just be my new fave, taking the slot as my go-to solo … Continue reading "MSR PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit"
  • HydraPak Stow H2O Bottle

    MSRP: $14 BEST FOR: Staying hydrated on the wall   While the HydraPark Stow water bottle was by no means built specifically for climbing, it’s exactly what I would have asked for in a water … Continue reading "HydraPak Stow H2O Bottle"
  • Garmin inReach Mini

    MSRP: $349.99 BEST FOR: Camping in all weather   Garmin’s new inReach Mini might be perfect for climbers and alpinists looking for a satellite SOS communicator with GPS that they could easily stuff in a … Continue reading "Garmin inReach Mini"
  • BioLite Headlamp

      MSRP: $49.95 BEST FOR: Approaches, descents, camping   OK, so I’m blind. Or rather, a specter is hanging in the air, everywhere I look. Because I was just examining the Biolite headlamp, flicking the … Continue reading "BioLite Headlamp"
  • Road Trip Finger-Wellness Tools

      The Wave Tool   MSRP: $49.99   Remarkably good at massaging your forearms on the road, or on rest days, and with a specific design to clear out scar tissue on finger pulleys. Once you … Continue reading "Road Trip Finger-Wellness Tools"
  • SPOT Gen3

    MSRP: $149.99 Now $75.00 with Mail-in Rebate!   With the push of a button the SPOT Gen3 allows you to Check In with family and friends while adventuring or send emergency responders your GPS location.  … Continue reading "SPOT Gen3"
  • GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Soloist Cookset

    MSRP: $44.95 BEST FOR: Multi-day alpine climbs   With GSI Outdoors’ Pinnacle Soloist Cookset, you get your pot with a lid and handle, your bowl and a foldable utensil all in one light-weight, nest-able package. … Continue reading "GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Soloist Cookset"
  • Ombraz Sunglasses

    MSRP: $160.00 BEST FOR: Cragging or multi-pitch   I rarely wear sunglasses when I climb—seeing the rock with an orange or yellow or purple tint feels strange. More importantly, most of the time they rattle … Continue reading "Ombraz Sunglasses"
  • Send Climbing Wizard Sleeve Knee Pad

      MSRP: $39.00 BEST FOR: Sport Climbing, Bouldering   Not too long ago, circa 2014, Canadian crusher Sean McColl was filmed attempting Hubble—Ben Moon’s masterpiece—with a knee pad.  McColl’s critics were swift and numerous comment threads were … Continue reading "Send Climbing Wizard Sleeve Knee Pad"