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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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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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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La Sportiva Miura Lace Review

If you’re looking for the best climbing shoe to rule them all, then versatility is key. An all around climbing shoe means that the shoe can handle bouldering, sport climbing, or trad climbing. You need to find the best of the best climbing shoes. The La Sportiva Miura Lace is a shoe that fits the …

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La Sportiva Katana Lace Review

One of the best climbing shoes on the market today is the La Sportiva Katana Laces. I have never found a climbing shoe that is versatile for all climbing styles, built for high performance AND can be comfortable to wear. Depending how you size these shoes, they good be a great single pitch sport climbing …

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