Review: Petzl Grigri (2019)

Ditching the “2” in their iconic belay device’s name, Petzl has updated this assisted-braking classic by expanding the range of ropes it can accommodate: from 8.5mm to 11mm. In other words, what was formerly the Grigri 2 is now just the Grigri (it has the 2’s smaller...

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Awesome V5s in Squamish

Awesome V5s in Squamish

If you’re a V5 climber, you’ll be a kid in a candy store in Squamish. There are more V5s than any other grade in the guidebook’s Top 100 problems and on top of those, there are 3- and 4-star problems that would be classics elsewhere. The list below highlights seven...

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Review: Metolius Recon Crashpad

Navigating between bushes in Roy, New Mexico, with an old pad, I found myself stuck between branches. I could have carried a smaller pad, but then I’d have lost precious coverage. The ingenious Metolius Recon solves the carry vs. coverage dilemma with a pad that opens...

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