The complete guide for your most important piece of climbing equipment

Our favorite hard hats of the year are so light and comfortable, there’s no excuse to climb without one

We asked 10 testers to try 16 climbing shoes. These came out on top.

Climb on with confidence with these tester approved harnesses

Grippy, durable climbing footwear that will get you to the wall (and back) in comfort and style

Six testers tried 22 climbing accessories. These ones came out on top.

This gear withstood over 10,000 vertical feet of climbing by some of the best in the sport

Once you brought basics. Now, it’s the kitchen sink.

Unlock your project with this cragging gear

Quality rubber is the most important part of your crag bag

Scarpa is pushing approach shoes to new heights—and distances

The best gear for staying comfortable and climbing on North America’s tallest mountain

A look back at the inspiring history of one of the nation’s most iconic independent gear shops on the eve of its 50th anniversary

When editor Jeremy Rellosa isn’t reviewing gear for us, he’s usually climbing up something. For this episode of the Gear Shed, he shows off his favorite climbing pack, Mountain Hardwear’s 45-liter Crag Wagon, and shares why it’s his ideal bag for a day at the crag.

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"

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

It might be sooner than you think

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

Her top tip: don't forget the coffee

12 pieces of essential gear chosen by our resident climber

From hemp oil to ginger tea to earplugs, here’s what the climber and BASE jumper can’t live without

When professional mountaineers design adventure apparel, good things follow

Honnold is known for his minimalism, both in climbing and in life. But there are couple items he deems essential.

A 10,000-square-foot facility not far from the Hells Angels’ Ventura, California, headquarters—a former food canning operation, the address of which I am not to reveal—houses the Patagonia Archives, a project recently launched by the clothing company to chronicle its storied past.

From the shoes to the harness to the chalk, here are a few tested basics to get you on the rock

Tackle training walls with this primo kit

Work your project from the ground up

Yvon Chouinard would be proud of these retro climbing shoes

Welcome to professional climber Cedar Wright’s Boulder gear shed, or, as he calls it, his “discombobulated junk show.” It’s also an adventure athlete’s paradise packed into a one-car garage that’s bursting with ice climbing, paragliding, big-wall climbing, and biking equipment stacked in neat—and not so neat—piles.

Photographer Max Whittaker got to peek inside the new digs late last month while Honnold was climbing in Yosemite.

Portland, Oregon-based CiloGear promises to sell you the most bomber, versatile alpine packs on the market

New-for-2017 tents expands mountain livability

Ten essentials for going vertical

Pinches. Slopers. Jugs. Baby heads? Ever stop to wonder who makes the holds bolted to the wall at your local climbing gym? These guys do.

Third-party sellers are restitching old Petzl harnesses that are no longer safe to use. And Petzl is still seeking answers to a lot of questions.

Fashion meets performance in these retro-inspired kicks

Pro climber Tommy Caldwell is living the dream with his family in Estes Park, Colorado