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Ocún have been making climbing harnesses and crash mats for several years and they have recently diversified their range of products dramatically. On top of this, Ocún's sister company Rock Pilla...
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At first glance the La Sportiva Testarossa may seem like every other aggressive climbing shoe out there. Namely one that you can only just squeeze into for a quick blast on your latest V10 project....
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Every now and then something really groundbreaking happens in climbing. Sometimes those feats of athleticism or bravery are so extraordinary they can fire up the imagination of non-climbers. At suc...
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At first glance, it might not seem like the last week was the biggest in terms of climbing news. Scratch the surface however and you'll see that there was actually a lot going on with everything fr...
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EpicTV's inaugral BoooomFest filmmaking compettion has just wrapped up and the response from the climbing community has been fantastic. One of the most impressive things about the festival was the ...
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2015 was hardly a banner year in terms of 'new' pieces of climbing protection, but a lot of the big brands did make important updates to the design of their cams and Black Diamond unveiled an extre...
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There's been a little of everything in the news this week, from attempts on the Eiger North Face to pulling on plastic in the desert. Read on to get the full story behind these and all of the other...
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With outdoor clothing, it can often feel like the only things that ever change are that clothes get lighter and clothes get warmer. This was certainly true of many of the products on show at OutDoo...
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Following the 2015 OutDoor Show in Friedrichschafen, Germany, I've written extensively on the new climbing gear that’s set to be hitting the shelves in 2016. I can talk for longer than is healthy...
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For the past few years, the focus of helmet design has been in producing lighter, well-ventilated models that prioritise the comfort of the user. This has lead to some fantastic advances in helmet ...
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There were some interesting innovations to the classic ice axe design on display at OutDoor 2015 as well as some well-thought-out re-workings of classic models.
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