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We take gear testing seriously at Climbing. Every year, with the help of the editors, all life-long climbers who take testing for real, we put climbing gear to the test in the field where it either passes or fails.  In climbing there is no middle ground, no compromise. Our goal is to keep you informed about the best in the climbing and outdoor world—we also check out tents, stoves, pads, bags— so you can make the most of your sacred time at the crag, or in the mountains and even gym. We’ve been testing and covering climbing gear since 1970 when Climbing was founded, but we know we can do better—especially as we work more with our sister titles like Backpacker, Ski, Outside, Beta, Trail Runner, and more—and we have big ideas about how to get there.

But first we need your help and input. We exist to serve you, our most passionate gear hounds on the planet. So we want to ask you the overarching question: How can we do better? That’s why, with our fellow editors at Outside, we created this eight-minute survey. We want to deliver gear reviews that are on the mark and mean something. Please spare a few minutes and help us get on track.

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