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Both Stores are Re-Opening Monday 11th October!

Both Stores are Re-Opening Monday 11th October!

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

We're not going to lie... We've missed you We love the banter, the chats about climbs, epic hikes, canyons and we love talking  about awesome outdoor gear. All of us...

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The Best Climbing Shoes

The Best Climbing Shoes

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

“What are the best climbing shoes?” is a great question to start with when looking for some new rubber, but don’t ever forget to add on the phrase “for me”....

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Climbing Shoe Resoles - Sticky Rubber Resoles

Climbing Shoe Resoles - Sticky Rubber Resoles

  No this is not a new pair of La Sportiva Skwamas... it's a Sticky Rubber resoled pair of Skwamas! An important new development, not just for Sydney and Blue...

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The World's First Recycled Climbing Rope

The World's First Recycled Climbing Rope

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

Edelrid have done what no other climbing manufacturing company has managed to do and that is to make a certified climbing rope from recycled, post braided climbing ropes. Many people...

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Trad Climbing Passive Protection Buyers Guide - By Leo Holding

Trad Climbing Passive Protection Buyers Guide - By Leo Holding

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

  We thought about writing a full guide to trad climbing passive protection like nuts, wires, stoppers, PR's and things but the master himself Leo Holding does it much better...

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5 Gifts for Climbers under $50 (A Guide for Non-Climbers)

5 Gifts for Climbers under $50 (A Guide for Non-Climbers)

Posted by Daniel Butler on

From the perspective of a climber, climbers are super easy to buy presents for. Being a largely gear intensive sport, there is so many things that a climber needs. Despite...

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The Ultimate Outdoor Lover's Gift Guide

The Ultimate Outdoor Lover's Gift Guide

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

  This time of year can always be tricky to find that perfect thing for that perfect someone. But do not fret! We have done the hard yards for you...

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The Vertical Life Film Tour 2020 - Climbing Film Festival

The Vertical Life Film Tour 2020 - Climbing Film Festival

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

It's getting to that time of the year when climbers are starting to think of what what projects they could send or what new areas they could visit with a...

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The Ultimate Canyoning Gear Guide

The Ultimate Canyoning Gear Guide

Posted by Mountain Equipment Chatswood Staff on

This canyoning guide provides an overview of equipment that should be considered for canyons in the Blue Mountains, which in general are warmer and have much lower water flows unlike...

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Beginner Rock Climbing Gear FAQs

Beginner Rock Climbing Gear FAQs

Posted by Daniel Butler on

We get asked a lot of questions, especially by people who are new to the climbing scene about how to buy, use and care for their gear. Below are the...

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Where City Meets The Stone - Lucas Corroto short climbing film featuring Mitch Tasker

Where City Meets The Stone - Lucas Corroto short climbing film featuring Mitch Tasker

Posted by Matthew Eaton on

Some inspiration for you!   “Where The City | Meets The Stone” is a portrait about local Sydney climber, Mitchell Tasker, and his thoughts on what it really means to be...

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Shit Happens - How To Prepare For An Emergency On Your Outdoor Adventure

Shit Happens - How To Prepare For An Emergency On Your Outdoor Adventure

Posted by Daniel Butler on

Sod's Law states that “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong, at the worst possible time”. Being prepared for when things go south is as much a mindset as...

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