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Are assisted-braking belay devices safer?

The answer should be obvious, but this misconception about assisted-braking devices still persists. Time to clear things up once and for all

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How to kneebar

Besides allowing you to cop a no-hands rest, a kneebar can also free up a hand to clip or make an otherwise difficult reach. This is how you do it.

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How to rest on route

Whether you climb 5.11 or 5.13, being able to rest on route can make the difference between a send and flail.

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Essential skills needed in trad climbing

When honing their craft, new tradsters usually focus on their gear skills, but there’s more to trad climbing than being able to place nuts and cams.

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How to choose gear for ultralight backpacking

Ultralight gear isn’t cheap. Avoid any post-purchase dissonance by learning how to choose the right gear for going fast and light.

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14 ways you can lighten your backpack

There’s no reason to lug a heavy backpack. Lighten your load with these 14 tried and tested weight-saving tactics.

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Is it right to go light? The pros and cons of ultralight backpacking

Learn everything you need to know before taking an ultralight approach to your next backpacking trip.

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How to transition from road to trail running

Learn all you need to know about adapting your technique, pace and conditioning for trail running.

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Gear for trail running in the rain

With a little preparation and the right gear, you can stay reasonably dry and warm regardless of what mother nature throws at you.