Mountain Equipment Blog — Climbing

When To Get Your Climbing Shoes Resoled

When To Get Your Climbing Shoes Resoled

Climbing shoes are incredibly good at what they do - sticking to walls. But it does come as a surprise, especially to newer climbers that they don’t last forever. Bummer...

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Choosing A Dynamic Climbing Rope - What Do The Numbers Mean?

Choosing A Dynamic Climbing Rope - What Do The Numbers Mean?

Choosing a rope can be a little tricky sometimes. On one hand all climbing ropes sold with CE standards in Australia are good for climbing. On the other hand, anyone...

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Caring For Your Prized Climbing Rope

Caring For Your Prized Climbing Rope

  Your climbing or abseiling rope is one of your few pieces of gear that is non-redundant. There is no backup. Therefore it is important to pay it special attention...

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Women Crushers! Is there a Gender Gap in climbing?

Women Crushers! Is there a Gender Gap in climbing?

      It seems like in the past three or four weeks we have been inundated with some amazing stories of women absolutely crushing it in the rock climbing world....

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Q&A with Sheila Alexander after she sends Anger Management (V11)

Q&A with Sheila Alexander after she sends Anger Management (V11)

Posted by Matt Eaton on

Last week Sheila Alexander proved the bouldering season isn't quite over in Sydney with a send of the stamina test peace Anger Management , V11 out at Wedderburn.  We went to...

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The New DMM Ceros Climbing HMS Belay Carabiner - What we've been looking for

The New DMM Ceros Climbing HMS Belay Carabiner - What we've been looking for

We've known about the coming of the DMM Ceros belay biner range for a little while now but it has finally come and we were not disappointed! I just love the...

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REEL ROCK 12 Film Festival Sydney and Blue Mountains Shows Announced

REEL ROCK 12 Film Festival Sydney and Blue Mountains Shows Announced

REEL ROCK is rolling around for 2017 and it's a case of celebrating the old and the new. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to call Chris Sharma old...? But...

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Weigh My Rack Toured the Edelrid Factory - What makes Innovation & How Ropes are Made

Weigh My Rack Toured the Edelrid Factory - What makes Innovation & How Ropes are Made

Weight My Rack were given unrestricted access to Edelrid's German factory and put together a great series of videos. Some climbing companies I would regard as great refiners: They take...

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When to Double Up - Mountaineering boots: single or double?

When to Double Up - Mountaineering boots: single or double?

Posted by Matt Eaton on

Choosing a style of mountaineering boot can be really easy for some trips. It is as obvious for a day trip up to a Swiss glacier in spring that a...

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When a Sport Climber Goes Mountaineering - Ben hits up a TMC in New Zealand

When a Sport Climber Goes Mountaineering - Ben hits up a TMC in New Zealand

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Walking up to Alymer Saddle. Photo: Jamie Robertson The following article is by Ben Alsop, one of the staffers at Mountain Equipment. He has been rock climbing for many years...

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Chris Burke's Annapurna Summit Push

Chris Burke's Annapurna Summit Push

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 We at Mountain Equipment (and I am sure the wider climbing community) are immensely proud of what Chris Burke has managed to achieve. Not just obviously with recent events on...

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Suunto want to give you Cash!

Suunto want to give you Cash!

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Cash back with suunto  Suunto are back with Cash! If you have been keeping your eye on a particular Suunto watch of late and need an incentive to get you...

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