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Evolv Shaman LV

Gear Review: Evolv Shaman LV

This is the first pair of shoes I’ve ever owned that has made me truly appreciate the competitive edge that comes from wearing shoes that are suitable for the activity you’re participating in. I’ve always known that wearing shoes that are appropriate for the activity you’re participating in gives you an advantage, but this pair of shoes has opened my eyes. In the past, I never paid much consideration to whether or not the shoes …

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Petzl Elia Women’s Climbing Helmet

Gear Review – Petzl Elia Women’s Climbing Helmet

“Protect Your Head!” is the message that Dr. Jess, who is back with us today with a gear evaluation, has for all of us, including CXC. I prefer to think of myself as a climber who is conscientious of safety and accountable for their actions. I give my gear meticulous maintenance, I get rid of old gear on a regular basis, and before every climb, my belayer and I inspect the harness and any knots …

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Dmm Puma 2 Harness

Gear Review: Dmm Puma 2 Harness

Today, we have a review of the DMM Puma 2 women’s harness, which was donated to us by Bev Wolf, a multi-talented climber, and teacher who is also a friend of Crux Crush. In relation to it, she has the following to say: Because I place high importance on having a harness that is both well fitted and comfortable, I never buy one without first putting it through its paces in a test run. In …

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Deuter Guide Lite 28 SL

Pack Review – Deuter Guide Lite 28 SL

Confession: I’m going to start my confession right now since I have something important to say. The intention was for me to use this as my “girlfriend pack,” but it didn’t end up working out that way. You ladies know precisely what I am referring to and know exactly what I am talking about when I describe the little pack that has a capacity of 28 liters and is used to carry additional layers of …

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Rock Climbing Gear List

Rock Climbing Gear List

Rock Climbing gear list for Beginners: An Ultimate Guide Climbing is undeniably an equipment-heavy hobby. Buying gear for a newbie rock climber may be stressful and daunting. When organizing a day of sports climbing, there is a lot to consider. You must remember all of your climbing and safety equipment, as well as be healthy, well-nourished, and informed. This is why we’ve compiled the definitive collection of sports climbing gear. Use the list as a …

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Kids Rock Climbing Shoes

Kids Rock Climbing Shoes

Kids rock climbing shoes serve as the interface between you and the rock, and an improper shoe or fit can be detrimental. There are three main factors to consider while selecting climbing shoes: Climbing shoe type: Depending on the style of climbing you want to undertake, choose from neutral, moderate, or aggressive shoes. Climbing shoe features: laces, straps, linings, and rubber all have an impact on a shoe’s performance. Climbing shoe fit: Climbing shoes should …

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An Intro To Hidden Collective: The Farmer’s Market Of Outdoor Goods

If you’re looking to diversify your outdoor gear, support local craftsmen (ahem, and women), and connect with how, where, and why your gear is made, an intro to Hidden Collective is your one-stop shop. Launched this year, Hidden Collective brings together unique makers of all kinds of outdoor gear, from skiing to fishing, and of course rock climbing. It’s like an online farmer’s market of rad outdoor makers whose gear you’ll want and whose missions …

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Guide Womens Climbing Shorts – Summer 2016

Guide womens climbing shorts: The only thing that rivals the difficulty of finding good climbing pants is finding good climbing shorts. We’ve done some “work” for you and tried out a bunch. For the reviews below, Mary is 5’4″ with an athletic build, usually size 2-4 in outdoor brands and Emily is 5’1″ with a small, athletic build and usually size 0-2. Welcome to shorts season! Guide Womens Climbing Shorts: Outdoor Research Ferrosi Summit Shorts …

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3 Euro Climbing Companies You Should Know

In today’s global economy, one continent’s worth of climbing gear, clothing, and shoes are definitely not enough. So today we head across the pond to share a few of our favorite European climbing brands (Euro Climbing Companies) with you. Also, don’t forget to check out our guide to women’s climbing pants, here.   DMM was started by these 4 gents in 1981 and has grown to employ 185 today. The Welsh Company DMM designs and …

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Guide To Women’s Climbing Pants – Fall 2015

Good, sturdy outdoor climbing pants are seriously hard to find (#firstworldproblems, we know). To help you narrow it down we’ve sifted through the park ranger styles and “I just left yoga class” options and came up with a list of our very favorites this season. Have a look at the guide to women’s climbing pants, and don’t forget to share the love and tell us about your favorite pair!   First Choice in Women’s Climbing …

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