Climbing

Bouldering to big walls, we cover climbing and mountaineering, ice climbing, gear, and all things vertical and off the ground.

The Gear Junkie Show: Iceland!

In collaboration with Trails.com, Gear Junkie founder Stephen Regenold hosts a new video series. Episode No. 2 was shot last summer on a volcano in Iceland. Read More...

March 1, 2011

Interview: Alpine Speed Freak

Switzerland's Ueli Steck, a record-setting solo climber, is one of the speediest alpine technicians on the planet. Gear Junkie caught up with Steck for a quick Q&A on climbing and the new Swiss Army Knife that bears his name. Read More...

February 22, 2011

‘Best in Show’ awards (part II)

Part II of Gear Junkie's "Best in Show" series highlights top products from the Outdoor Retailer trade show and includes touchscreen gloves, an alpine "smock" jacket, and a GPS device that connects to your smartphone. Read More...

January 26, 2011

‘Best in Show’ awards (part I)

The twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show, held in Salt Lake City, is an exhibition of the best outdoors equipment in the world. Gear Junkie offers part I of our "Best in Show" gear list from the hundreds of new products that debuted in Utah last week. Read More...

January 24, 2011

OR Trade Show: 2011 Teaser

The Gear Junkie crew is off to Utah this week and the twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show. Here's a quick visual tour of a few new products that have already caught our eye. Read More...

January 17, 2011

Six Outdoor Essentials

Equipment can break. Your body can wear down. These six items have helped Gear Junkie endure and work through bad breaks, gear malfunctions and pain. Read More...

January 13, 2011

Trip Report: Hornby Island, B.C.

Hornby Island, a dot of land in British Columbia's inside passage, was the venue this fall for a solo trail run adventure. Gear Junkie recounts the run with an interactive SPOT map (including photos and GPS details!) created for the trip. Read More...

December 27, 2010

Ridge Rest ‘Solar’ Camp Pad

Bombproof and inexpensive -- and with a new heat-reflecting aluminized surface! -- Cascade Designs' Ridge Rest Solar camp pad offers a smart sleep option any time of year in the outdoors. Our writer gives the pad a winter test. Read More...

December 17, 2010

‘Top 10’ Gear of 2010

Drum roll. . . GearJunkie's annual 'Top 10' Gear picks award the best of the best outdoors equipment after a year of use and abuse around the world. Congrats to Rab, Inov-8 Ltd., Icebug, Garmin, Ibex, Suunto. . . Read More...

November 22, 2010

Hardshell Jacket ‘Rebirth’ in 2011?

Will 2011 mark the rebirth of the waterproof-breathable jacket? A slew of recent news from Polartec, Mountain Hardwear, Columbia, and Gore points to substantial upgrades on the "breathability" side of the hardshell equation. Read More...

November 18, 2010

Long-Distance Radios

Not your grandfather's walkie-talkies. Motorola cites 35 miles as the maximum communication range for its new handheld Talkabout radios. Read More...

November 4, 2010

Indoor ‘Ice’ Climbing

The IceHoldz line of permeable plastic holds are made to take repeated ice ax placements to allow for training indoors. Numb fingers and falling ice shards not included. Read More...

October 20, 2010

Review: ULTRA Headlamp

Overkill for the average hiker, but an essential tool in certain high-stakes nighttime scenarios, Petzl's ULTRA headlamp is in the running as the brightest on the market. Read More...

October 18, 2010
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