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So you're looking for a pair of mountain boots. Maybe you want to summit Denali or maybe you want to tackle the famous WI5+ La Pomme d'Or. Maybe you just want to have a shot at Garibaldi next summer. If you have already started shopping, you've likely noticed the numerous designs available on today's market, but might be confused by the abundance of options.
To help you decide and understand, we will describe some important mountain boot characteristics and the way they impact their performance. We'll then break down all of the available models into a few categories from which to choose, depending on your intended use. Whether you're looking for a high altitude, ice climbing or summer mountaineering boot, we've got you covered.
Due to the ease and convenience of quickly selecting, placing, and removing cams, and with their superior performance in parallel cracks, cams are the staple of the modern day crack climbing rack.
Your rope is your lifeline and, when it comes to climbing, it's arguably the most important piece of safety gear. So, it makes sense to know what you need out of a rope. In this article we discuss the key features, decision points, and end uses when selecting your next rope.
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned rock jock, climbing shoes have the biggest impact on your performance and enjoyment on the rock. It’s the only thing you can pay for that can automatically make you a better climber.
Crash pads are for landing on. Once upon a time, hardcore boulderers just used a dirty rag as a landing zone. After a few hectic falls and broken hips, the climbers of lore realized that padding might be nice to have on the ground. Things have advanced a bit since then.