Scarpa Booster S

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Scarpa climbing shoes, and every year I find myself raving about how Heinz Mariacher’s latest offering has somehow outdone last year’s…

Mammut Finesse 9.3mm

The Mammut Finesse 9.3mm is one of the more unique climbing ropes on the market. Look closely at your current rope’s sheath: almost certainly you’ll see a criss-crossing 2-strand x…

Petzl Spirit Express Quickdraw

Petzl ushered in the era of “notchless” keylock carabiners, and this design has really set one of the most important performance standards for carabiners. Keylock carabiners typically aren’t the lightest…

Mammut Realization Pants

“How ya doing today, Danny?” I asked my friend at the warm-up area of our mutually favorite sport crag, Rifle. “Well, if you judge my day based on my skin…