Category Archives: Rock Gear

gear for rock climbing

Jetboil MicroMo and Hanging Kit Review

Jetboil is no longer a a new upstart in the backpacking stove universe. They have years of development and experience behind them and the MicroMo is one of the newest refined stoves in the Jetboil family. We recently tested the Jetboil MicroMo on El Capitan and some backpacking in the Wasatch mountains. Design The Jetboil Continue Reading...

Arc’teryx Proton LT Hoody Review

It is officially Fall. Cool weather climbing is upon is and soon the bitter cold of Winter will descend on us too; we can’t wait. One of the newest mid-layer jackets on the market is the Arc’teryx Proton LT Hoody. Read on to see what we think of it so far. Design One of the Continue Reading...

Eddie Bauer First Ascent Guide Pro Pants Review

Eddie Bauer First Ascent seems to quietly go about their business making gear and clothing for climber without getting a lot of press. But, their product line probably deserves more attention from avid climbers. We’ve been testing the Eddie Bauer First Ascent Guide Pro Pants this Summer on various trad climbs that are guaranteed to test Continue Reading...

Wild Country Mission Women’s Harness Review

Wild Country has been busy revamping their line of harness this year. We tested the Mission Women’s harness this Spring and Summer, read on to see what our testers think. Design Wild Country has both a Men’s and Women’s version of the Mission harness. It appears that Wild Country set out to make the Mission Continue Reading...

Petzl MYO & TIKKA Headlamp Review

Petzl has updated much of their extensive headlamp line this year. We tested two from opposite (lumen) ends of the spectrum: Petzl Myo and the classic Petzl TIKKA. Petzl MYO The Petzl MYO headlamp has been around for a few years but has been refined to provide even more use when your adventures keep going past Continue Reading...

Adidas Terrex Solo Approach Shoe Review

Adidas has been making waves in the climbing world with their acquisition of Five Ten and sponsoring climbers that are doing some high profile climbs. Adidas Terrex Solo Design We tested the first version of the Terrex solo a couple of years ago and thought it was time to see how Adidas has refined the Continue Reading...

Black Diamond Index Ascender Review

People can get pretty tied up in their ascending systems, climbers, cavers, and professionals that have to scale trees and buildings. A lot has been said over the years about the Black Diamond Index Ascenders. We have put the newest version through the wringer to see just how they do. Design In the rock climbing Continue Reading...

CAMP Tricam & Ball Nut Review

CAMP has been making and selling rock protection to climbers for decades and some of the classics are still as good today as they were when introduced. We racked up with CAMP Tricams and Ball Nuts for trad and aid climbing this Spring and Summer to see how they handle granite, sandstone, pin scars and Continue Reading...

LifeProof FRĒ POWER iPhone 6s Case Review

Electronics have infiltrated every part of our life now, even becoming a nearly integral part of our outdoor experience. LifeProof understands this need and created a line of phone cases to keep your phone safe when all of your time is spent on rocks, in dirt or snow, or wherever your wild place is. The Continue Reading...

Patagonia Linked Pack 16L

Every climber needs a pack for multi-pitch rock climbing. There are a lot of options out there. We’ve been testing the Patagonia Linked Pack 16L to see how it handles the rigors of the rock. Design First of all the basic needs for a multi-pitch pack are fairly simple. It needs to be pretty small, Continue Reading...