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

Tough fabrics, comfortable suspension, and intelligent gear storage make these haulers stand out

Show the other players who’s best at pulling on plastic

Days after the big-box retailer announced its new Premium Outdoor Store, at least five brands have dropped from the site

Yesterday, the big-box retailer launched a new gear site with Black Diamond as one of its featured brands, allegedly without permission

The first-of-its-kind approach shoe returns in spring 2019

Save your climbing hands with these four salves

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

This detachable anchor system makes a bold yet unnerving promise to deliver full-length, single-rope rappels. Is it the holy grail for rappelling or an accident waiting to happen?

At USU, students in the country’s first program for gear designers aren’t just learning how to sew a bestselling jacket. They’re being groomed to lead the industry’s next big political and environmental fights.

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

Before Amazon and big-box stores, mountain shops like Eastside Sports dotted the West. Now, it's one of the last survivors.

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

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

Watch to find out what climber and gear editor Will Egensteiner thinks about BD's first shoe, the gym-specific Momentum.

Tackle training walls with this primo kit

Gary Rall opened a rock gym 29 years ago. Then he helped invent indoor climbing.

Black Diamond just dropped the best product launch joke of all time.

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.

Five surprising pieces of gear that make road life even better

Here's the high-end climbing equipment you'll need to haul yourself up the side of a skyscraper in midtown Manhattan

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.

Some people throw their gear in a corner of the garage. Others have dedicated gear rooms that are so stacked and organized they look like retail shops. We asked our Instagram followers to submit photos of their tricked-out storage spaces. Here are our 12 favorites.

Fashion meets performance in these retro-inspired kicks

Most ice axes are made from metal—and for good reason. But last month, the geniuses at Furnace Industries launched their new wooden tool that’s as strong as it is pretty. While you may be tempted to just hang it over the fireplace, please don’t.

An increasing number of well-designed tools help rock climbers train more effectively

Carabiner: A gated aluminum fastener used with rope and other equipment to arrest rock climbers’ falls.

Portaledge: A collapsible sleeping platform for climbers.

All you need to tackle unbolted routes.

How to assemble your first kit.

How to build a high-quality quiver on a budget

Tips from legend Lee Sheftel, who sent his first 5.14 after his 59th birthday

A portable sound system built for the demands of the outdoors

Patagonia's Jenna Johnson is on a mission to get women into high-tech gear that can take on real adventures.

The outdoor adventure company doesn't do girly. Their new women's gear is designed for adventurers, explorers, and athletes who play in the mountains for a living. Not surprisingly, the apparel works pretty well for the rest of us, too.

It’s rumored Game Of Thrones star Jason Momoa plans to open a brewery and rock gym in Detroit.

A smart probe that crowdsources snowpack data to tell you where it's safe to ski.

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