April 2013 - 314 - Gear Guide


Meet the Testers: Get to know Climbing's toughest gear abusers.

Climbing magazine April Gear Guide

Editors' Choice Awards: Out of nearly 350 products tested, these 10 are the best of the best.

Bouldering: From "the best damn bouldering shoe" to innovative training devices, here's what you need to send.

Sport: The lightest helmet ever, a fresh kneepad, shorts with a built-in harness, belay glasses, and more.

Trad: Our 18 favorite gear-pluggin' items, including a brand-new cam and one of the most comfortable rock shoe's we've tried on this year.

Alpine: Bacon! No, really, a pack called Bacon. Plus: safer ropes and a redesigned crampon.

Basecamp: From stylish and functional apparel to teched-out gadgets, here's the gear to round out your arsenal.

Gear Makeover: Free gear! Learn how you can win up to $2,600 in equipment.