Climbing

Gear Guide: Belay Device Types

When walking around the climbing wall or crag you may notice climbers using a few different types of belay devices. Read on to know what types of belay devices actually exist and which is the best belay device for you and your needs. What is a Belay Device? Let’s start…

Best Quickdraws of 2019

Quickdraws are an essential safety component in your sport or trad climbing arsenal.  Just as crucial as your harness and rope, quickdraws help connect you to whatever you’re climbing in case you have a fall.  Sounds pretty important to me!  Choosing a set of quickdraws can be tricky just because…

Best Climbing Pants of 2019

Climbing pants (or trousers if you speak the Queen’s english) tend to be something of an afterthought.  We may think very carefully about which climbing shoes to invest in or which puffer jacket offers the best warmth-to-weight ratio but we sort of just forget about climbing pants.  But when you…

Best Chalk Bags and Buckets

Choosing a chalk bag for when you’re heading out to the climbing wall or crag is a pretty personal thing.  Whether you choose to wear your chalk bag slung on your hips while cruising up a sport route or on the mats as a boulder bucket, we know it’s saying…

La Sportiva TX4 Review

The La Sportiva TX4 approach shoe is our winner for the best all-round approach shoe you can find out there today.  We believe it strikes that all important balance between climbing performance and hiking comfort that is so difficult to find.  Not only are there lots of different variations available…

Five Ten Guide Tennie Review

The Five Ten Guide Tennie is our pick for the best approach shoe on the market for climbing performance.  It’s the closest thing to a climbing shoe that you’d want to actually go hiking in which is no easy feat.  It’s the shoe that actually started the approach shoe category…

Scarpa Crux Review

The Scarpa Crux approach shoe is still by far one of the most popular approach shoes around and with good reason.  The Crux will be there to give you the grip and support you need on those sketchy scrambles and dodgy descents. It’s a classic, burly and durable shoe that…