Climbing

Matt Samet
The Metolius anchor draw held up surprisingly well in our field testing

It breathes and wicks sweat better than any other midlayer I’ve tested

Now through October 4, stock up on our favorite climbing gear at Moosejaw. Save up to 25 percent or get 20 percent off one full-price item with code 20CLIMBSALE.

There are more climbing-shoe companies out there than ever before

Practice now and they'll come in handy on future adventures

We caught up with Scarpa's climbing shoe category manager Heinz Mariacher to talk about what's next

From the folks at Impact Route Setting, this video shows how they built a backyard bouldering wall

Alex Honnold and Black Diamond are out to make climbing iconic areas like El Cap and Devils Tower "a little bit more mellow"

It might be sooner than you think

Editor Jeremy Rellosa talks about when it's time to replace your climbing rope, quickdraws, harness, climbing shoes, and helmet

The goal: test Decathlon's budget-friendly beginner climbing gear

Whether you're bouldering, sport climbing, or jamming splitters, choosing the right shoes is about more than fit. These are the best models.

Sending indoors can be fun. Here are our favorite tools.

Hint: your first investment should be rock-climbing shoes

The North Face’s annual Global Climbing Day is Saturday, 8/24. Try out climbing for free at a participating gym, and if you like it, take advantage of these deals on our favorite climbing gear.

Smart features make this a reliable line for the crag and the gym

Gear that’s got you covered wherever you choose to send it

You don’t need to shell out a ton of cash to get into the sport. Here are the best deals on the essentials.

The Tension Flash Board is a crag essential

Soft and sensitive, the Scarpa Furia S is ideal for steep sport routes and technical boulder problems

Gear editor Ariella Gintzler walks us through new 2019 gear from Gregory, Outdoor Research, and Scarpa.

Gear editor Emily Reed walks us through the clever features of the Moon Bouldering Bag.

If you're a climbing newbie, choosing the right pair of shoes to start with is crucial.

Five favorite books from the Dawn Wall pioneer and aspiring environmentalist

Build your go-to kit with these recommendations from five professional climbers

The 33-year-old is next in line to be CEO of the company her great grandfather founded in 1928

Save your climbing hands with these four salves

It’s waterproof, burly, and ready for the worst

The first of its kind, the Revo is a belay device with a true auto-locking mechanism.

Build strength, resilience, and flexibility with this gear

Lightweight and easy to pull on, whether you're in the gym or at the crag

Make popping a squat as painless and embarrassment-free as possible

When Black Diamond released its first-ever batch of climbing shoes, only a third of the initial line was marketed to women

Still dominant on the crag at 36, Sharma reflects on his greatest climbs and how those lessons have helped him break into the business world

The ideal kit for sending the sport's toughest grades

The well-known mountain guide breaks down his 10 essentials

Everything you need to scramble up your local alpine summit

The writer and film producer reveals her favorite tried-and-true women’s gear for the crag

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