La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX, mountaineering boot
Dawn Brintall
Whether you’re travelling across glacial crevasses or kicking ice in Hyalite Canyon, the La Sportiva Read more >>
Wangmo Tenzing
While designed with climbing approaches in mind, Scarpa’s Mescalito GTX works for any out Read more >>
Ice climbing, ice tools, Nomics
Jack Taylor
The Petzl Nomics have set the standard for technical ice tools over the past decade. Read more >>
climbing gear rope mammut
Dawn Brintnall
I was skeptical about safety on a 9mm rope, as I’m used to thick, stiff ropes for outdoor use. Read more >>
Chris McCarthy
“There is no way these are going to survive a weekend.” That was my initial thought when I slipped on a demo pair of Comici Pants Read more >>
Petzl Dart, crampons
Dawn Brintall
For as long as most climbers can remember, if you wanted crampons for multiple purposes, you bought several pairs—and dropped loads of cash on them. Read more >>
Alpacas of Montana, Big Sky Mountain Products, Schnee's, Mystery Ranch, Sauce
the editors
Winter gear & apparel from the Gallatin Valley. Read more >>
Review: Session II
Taylor Burlage
Looking for a versatile, lightweight climbing partner? The Metolius Session II crash pad is a reliable choice. Read more >>
Climbing Addicts, Wall Street Gold, chalk
Luke Ebeling
This chalk isn’t going to keep you glued to small holds, but it will keep those holds looking better. Read more >>
Scarpa Techno X, Montana Rock Climbing
McCarthy, Chris
Now I know what Cinderella’s ugly stepsisters felt like trying to cram their feet into the undersized glass slipper. Straight out of the box, the Scarpa Techno X climbing shoe is so painfully tight that I thought I’d grabbed the wrong size. Read more >>
ice climbing, boots, Outside Bozeman, Montana
Pogge, Drew
For climbing ice and mixed routes in southwest Montana, a boot’s fit and comfort are key. Our approaches can be long, and the weather is notoriously cold and fickle, and with the inherent wetness and inactivity of climbing and belaying, it’s a tough job for any piece of footwear. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
When you’re as bad at climbing as me, every single variable can make a difference. That’s why I’m glad I found the Bravo Quickdraw from Metolius. Read more >>
Mike England
Halfway up a 19,000-foot peak, watching one’s ropemates struggle for solid footing on near-vertical ice, a guy naturally starts wondering how good his gear really is. Read more >>
Keyes, Fletcher
The Mammut Superflash is the Sherman tank of climbing ropes. At 70m long, 10.5mm thick, and able to withstand up to 14 UIAA-rated falls, this thing is bombproof. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
The economy is still in the toilet, so a quiver of ice tools just isn’t an option for most ice junkies. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
I went climbing about 90 days last year—and almost every time, I’d wriggle out of my harness whenever there was a lull in the action. I just figured cramping was a necessary evil. But as soon as I slipped on the bright green Black Diamond Ozone sport harness, I was stunned. Read more >>
Ebeling, Chris
The performance of Mammut’s Phoenix double ropes inspires a climbing twist on an old cliche: two ropes are better than one. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
Now that spring is here for the next six months, climbing only happens on terrain too steep to get rain or melting snow (i.e., thuggish, blocky limestone with glassy feet). Read more >>
Bell, Ian
Black Diamond’s new Cyborg crampons may not the lightest on the market, but they'll last forever—no need to get new ones when your front points go out; just hop on the Web and order up another set. Read more >>
Mike England
YakTrax are all the rage in Bozeman, and they’re fine for mild hardpack; but if you want to take your traction up a notch, pick up a pair of Diamond Grip Ice Trekkers. Read more >>
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