Mad Rock Mad Pad Review

The Mad Rock Mad Pad is one of our favorite crash pads that provides a lot of bang for your buck. It’s a great first pad if you’re looking to not break the bank but also get a decent amount of innovative features. Check out our list of the best crash pads to see how …

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Mad Rock Duo Review

The Mad Rock Duo crash pad is our go to main crash pad for outdoor bouldering. We love it for its thick foam, ease of carrying, and ability to be combined with multiple pads. Check out our list of the best crash pads on the market today and see how the Mad Rock Duo stacks …

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The Best Bouldering Shoes for Beginners

When I first started bouldering, I had no idea that it was going to be addicting and fun. I had done powerlifting and cardio before, but never was I so challenged physically and mentally like I was when I was bouldering. The sport is also a great way to meet new people. There’s always a …

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Three Best Nuts for Trad Climbing

Climbing nuts are one of the first pieces of trad protection climbers will purchase. Placing nuts are intuitive, they are inexpensive, and will last you a long time. But if you’re new to trad climbing, how do you make sure that you’re getting the best climbing nuts? With climbing experience, you build your own personal …

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Metolius Magnum Crash Pad Review

The Metolius Magnum crash pad is a large tri fold pad that has a landing zone of over 20 feet. Despite the large nature of the pad, it’s not too painful or cumbersome to hike around with. The pad comes with nice to have quality of life features like a carpet rug to brush your …

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Black Diamond Mondo Crash Pad Review

The Black Diamond Mondo crash pad is one of the largest pads on the market today. It doesn’t have a lot of features like other pads on the market, but it is built to have a large landing zone and protect falls for highball bouldering. It has multiple foam layers (closed cell pe foam and …

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Best Climbing Gear of 2024

This is your one stop shop for the best of climbing gear lists. You’ll find our top recommendations for a variety of categories here. We have more in depth climbing gear reviews linked in each section, so if you want to get down to the nuts and bolts you’re free to go ahead and nerd …

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Unparallel Up Lace Review

One of the newest climbing shoe brands on the market, Unparallel, has a lot of climbers talking about their new offering the Up Lace. But it actually may be more familiar than you know… more on that later. Climbers and climbing shoes go together like peas and carrots. We spend hours doing research and even …

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The Six Best Crash Pads for Bouldering in 2024

Mad Rock Duo Black Diamond Mondo Mad Rock Mad Pad Bouldering high above the best crash pads always makes me feel a little bit better. The higher I climb up a boulder, the smaller everything looks down below! I have a healthy respect (fear) for gravity and the ground. I remember taking a bad fall …

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