How Safe Is Your Gear?

Do you use marker or paint to mark up your gear? Do you know if it is safe to use? Could it affect the integrity of your kit? Black Diamond’s Quality Control ran some acid tests on a harness and the results are pretty scary. Even if you don’t mark…

Live. Climb. Repeat.

All of us know how long it takes, to the minute, to reach our local crag. We’ve slept in the dirt at J-Tree, in gîtes in Argentière and on the couches of countless climbing partners in between. When we look at a door jam, we see a pull-up bar. We…