The Go-To-Trad-Climbing Shoe: Cypher Sentinel

The Cypher Sentinel climbing shoe is featured in Climbing Magazine’s 2015 Spring Gear Guide. Having tested them on the tall granite cliffs of Yosemite, Climbing Magazine praises the Sentinel for its all-day comfort, world-class edging, and affordable price tag.


All-In-One Mountain-Sports Backpack: Vaude Simony 40+8

"Why we like it: This pack deftly handles a huge variety of trips--from gear-intensive day-hikes to winter overnights. And it fits almost everybody." --Backpacker Magazine


Grivel Harnesses: Apollo, Ares, Poseidon

Grivel's new harnesses will be hitting the market this spring and Weigh My Rack has the low-down on all their specs and features.



Piolet d’Or 2015 Big List

The annual Piolet d’Or award honors various alpinists for their successful ascents and exploratory alpinism on mountain all over the world. Around this time each year, a list is compiled of the previous year’s ascents that demonstrate the ethics of the sport, respect for the natural environment, and support of local cultures. Eventually, this list will be narrowed down to one ascent that will be awarded the Piolet d’Or award.

The Big List of 2014 ascents for the 2015 Piolet d’Or has been published online and we are excited to see the names of some of our fellow athletes who are supported by Grivel, Edelweiss, and Beal:


Video: Adam Ondra attempts Dreamcatcher

When Beal athlete, Adam Ondra arrived in Squamish, it wasn't a surprise to see him beeline it to the Cacodemon boulder to try and flash Dreamcatcher (5.14d).


Video: Brazil's First V15 - Felipe Camargo

Back in July of 2014, Singing Rock athlete Felipe Camargo made the first ascent of Brazil's first V15 boulder problem, Fortaleza. Fortaleza remained a project for over 12 years until Felipe topped out on it from bottom to top. The boulder sits right next to the ocean in Ubatuba, Brazil which makes for some stunning scenery yet unpredictable conditions.