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Metolius Alpine Aider
 Metolius Alpine Aider
The Metolius Alpine Aider is surprisingly comfortable considering how light and non-bulky it is. The Biothane step-stiffeners keep your feet relative comfortable despite the thin (0.80") webbi...


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Nov 23, 2009; 12:00pm
Yates Speed Wall Ladder
 Yates Speed Wall Ladder
The Yates Speedwall Ladder is a lighter and thinner version of the our Editors' Choice winner, the Yates Big Wall Ladder. The steps are 1" wide compared to the Big Wall Ladder's 1.75" steps. That mean...


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Nov 27, 2009; 4:03pm
ABC Huevo
 ABC Huevo
[tip]Review Archived The text below reflects our assessments following a review of this product in 2009. This review is now archived.[/tip] Advanced Base Camp (ABC) Huevos are a grea...


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Dec 12, 2009; 12:00pm
Petzl Snowalker
 Petzl Snowalker
[tip]Discontinued This product has been replaced by new ice axes in the Petzl line up. See how the ice axe | new Petzl models compare to other axes.[/tip] The Charlet-Moser turned Petzl Snow Wa...


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Jan 15, 2010; 12:00pm
Fish Smart Aider
 Fish Smart Aider
Fish's Smart Aider uses the a simple design that has led to thousands of successful big wall ascents. Chris McNamara used these for his first 10 big walls and loved them. Fish Smart is the most durabl...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
Jan 30, 2010; 3:02pm
DMM Brass Offsets
 DMM Brass Offsets
DMM Brass Offsets are our pick for best brass Climbing Nut. From spicy free climbs in Eldorado Canyon to delicate clean aid routes in the Valley, these little nuts are incredible. DMM Brass Offset is ...


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Feb 07, 2010; 12:00pm
CMI RP 101 Pulley w/ Petzl Ascension
 CMI RP 101 Pulley w/ Petzl Ascension
The classic pulley and ascender method of hauling still has its place if you are on a budget or need to haul really heavy loads. Just about any pulley and ascender will work but we are reviewing a com...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
Feb 08, 2010; 12:00pm
Metolius Bomb Shelter Double Fly
 Metolius Bomb Shelter Double Fly
This is the only rain fly made for the Metolius Bomb Shelter Double Ledge. It has all the key features of a standard fly; tent pole, reinforcements at the wear spots, and a quick deploy bag. The main ...


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Feb 08, 2010; 10:35pm
Yates Big Wall Rack
 Yates Big Wall Rack
This is currently our favorite big wall gear sling. It has gear loops in all the right places and and can comfortably handle big loads. It is also the most adjustable of any gear sling and comes in ma...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
Feb 11, 2010; 12:00pm
Finding the Perfect Big Wall Aider
 Finding the Perfect Big Wall Aider
We reviewed eight of our favorite big wall aiders and used them on more than 100 walls, from El Capitan to Baffin Island. We evaluated the contenders using five main criteria: comfort, ease of walking...


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Best Aider

Feb 12, 2010; 12:00pm
Metolius 5 Step Aider
 Metolius 5 Step Aider
The Metolius 5 Step Aider is the best etrier-style aider we have tested. Chris McNamara has used this aider on more walls than any other aider and says it is comfortable and easy to walk up in due to ...


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Feb 12, 2010; 12:00pm
Petzl Wall Step Etrier
 Petzl Wall Step Etrier
*This product has been discontinued. Check out our review of the Petzl GradiStep Etrier for going ultralight on free climbs that have short sections of aid climbing. For burly big wall aid climbing go...


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Feb 15, 2010; 12:00pm
Trango SuperFly
 Trango SuperFly
[tip]Discontinued [/tip] When this biner first came out it was my favorite. I instantly bought a bunch, put them on my rack and was psyched. That was about 10 years ago. Now the Trango SuperFly...


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Mar 01, 2010; 12:00pm
Metolius Astro Nut
 Metolius Astro Nut
[tip]Archived in 2010 The archived text below reflects our testing and comparative assessment of these nuts in 2010.[/tip] Metolius Astro Nuts are silicon-bronze micro climbing nuts available i...


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Mar 02, 2010; 12:00pm
Metolius Monster Daisy Chain
 Metolius Monster Daisy Chain
The Monster Daisy has been discontinued. It has been replaced by the Ultimate Daisy. Check out our current Editors' Choice award winner the Black Diamond Dynex and our highest rated Metolius product...


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Mar 07, 2010; 12:00pm
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