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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
Advanced Base Camp (ABC) Huevos are a great option for climbers looking for a good price on dependable nuts. Huevos are identical to Omega Pacific Wedgies Omega Pacific makes them for ABC. Th...


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Dec 12, 2009; 12:00pm
Omega Pacific Wedgies
 Omega Pacific Wedgies
Omega Pacific Wedgies might have a strange name but they are a great foundation for any climber's rack. Wedgies are also among the better priced nuts we tested. In addition to their competitive price ...


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Dec 14, 2009; 12:00pm
Metolius Nylon Daisy Chain
 Metolius Nylon Daisy Chain
Discontinued Product Metolius has discontinued this daisy and replaced it with their Ultimate Daisy. We expect to have full review of this new loop style daisy in the near future. In the meantime we...


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Jan 16, 2010; 12:00pm
Wild Country Rocks
 Wild Country Rocks
In 1979 Mark Vallance created the first curved nut with three points of contact instead of the usual two points typical of other nut designs. Nearly all other nuts would follow this lead. Wild Country...


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100% recommend it (3/3)
Jan 20, 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
The Best Daisy Chain For Climbing
 The Best Daisy Chain For Climbing
What is the best daisy chain for climbing? We look at seven of the best options and test them head-to-head. We evaluated them on four criteria: fall absorption, ease of hooking, durability, and weight...


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Best Daisy Chain

Feb 02, 2010; 12:00pm
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 that the Black Diamond and the Fish have: tent pole, reinforcements at the wear...


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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
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