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Depending on the space you have and how far you're going, there are options

Skip the crowds in Yosemite Valley and head for higher ground in Tuolumne Meadows

Cars are designed to keep humans safe, but at what cost to our canine companions?

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

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

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.

Climbing is one of those sports that can seem way out of reach for newcomers. But it doesn't have to be.

You need only the essentials, but make sure you know what to look for

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

Lighten up your kit for faster ascents.

Scaling rock and ice in the winter is serious business. Bring the right stuff.

The latest addition to Metolius's SafeTech line, the Patriot is a lightweight, minimalist harness that weighs in at just 14 oz.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Summer Buyer's Guide, including the 5.10 Coyote Canvas climbing shoes.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Cassin X-All -Mountain ice ax

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Arc'teryx S-220 LT Harness.

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