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Tenaya Mundaka: First Look, First Ascent

My latest climbing project—a 5.14 wall of thin edges that gently steepens into a cresting wave of granite at Devil’s Head, CO—presented me with a significant dilemma.  The climbing is 80% Smith Rock, precise edging on micro-chips with…
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Video: How to Uncoil a New Climbing Rope

Let’s be honest – getting a new rope is glorious. After hours of internet research and nerding out on technical questions like “how many grams per meter?” and “what’s the static elongation?”, you came to decisions on diameter,…
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Trango Vergo: Common Questions Answered

The Vergo belay device has officially launched! As we’ve shown it to dealers and users for many months, we’ve learned what many of the most common questions are, and we’ll answer some of them below. Here are some quick specs to…
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Safety, Meet Ergonomics

Safety, Meet Ergonomics. What if the best way to use a belay device was also the safest? That is the question that we asked ourselves as we began designing the new Vergo Belay Device, coming September 2016. For more information or to sign…
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Climbing Tackle

Look close at these beer cans and you'll see the corners are polished and some of the labeling has rubbed off from rolling around on pitons and carabiners since, likely, the summer of 2009. What I'm trying to say is that I can be very bad about cleanin...