Trango Cinch and Squid: Intuitive, essential

By Aimee Roseborrough My two favorite pieces of climbing gear by far are the Trango Cinch and Squid (and no, I’m not sponsored by Trango!)   I’ve been climbing for over 15 years, so I’ve had lots of gear experience.  When the Gri-Gri first entered the scene, I tried it, but I felt dissatisfied with …

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La Sportiva Mythos: Good grip, all-day comfort

I’m a moderate-grade rock climber who climbs mostly outside on routes with very few “balance on a quarter” moves. I like cracks, chimneys, slabs, off-widths, and I get them all on nearly every alpine route we find. So when I needed a new pair of shoes, I picked La Sportiva Mythos. I bought a new pair of …

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