Big Wall Climbing Gear Reviews
Our team of big wallers tested the best of the best from Petzl, Metolius, Black Diamond, Sterling and Yates.
As luck would have it, the founder of GearLab has climbed El Cap more times than most people have climbed outside (I'm looking at you gym rats). We have the best comparison reviews for big wall gear you will find on the internet, trust us. Whether you are looking for a big wall harness, aiders, haul bags, or ascenders, our reviews are born from hours of hooking, nailing and inching up the biggest walls in the world. Our work is ad and influence free.
Best Picks in Big Wall Climbing Gear Reviews
Best Big Wall Climbing HarnessWe compare the best big wall harnesses on the market to find you the best option for your next Grade V or Grade VI wall.
Finding the Perfect Big Wall AidersFrom El Cap to Baffin Island, we tested 9 of the top aiders on the market to see which performed the best for...
Best Ascenders for Big Walls and RescueWhether you're on a big wall, traveling over glaciated terrain, or even rappelling at the crag, ascenders can be an...
Best Haul Bags for Big Wall ClimbingWe compare some of the best haul bag options to help find the right one for any size and style wall climb.
Recent Gear Reviews in Big Wall Climbing Gear Reviews
Metolius Safe Tech Waldo ReviewThe Metolius Safe Tech Waldo is our current favorite big wall climbing harness. It is the most comfy harnesses we...
Yates Big Wall Ladder ReviewThe Yates Big Wall Ladder stands out for its ease of use and comfort when standing in it for hours at a time. This is...
Metolius 5 Step Aider ReviewThe Metolius 5 Step Aider is the best etrier-style aider we have tested. Chris McNamara has used this aider on more...
Metolius Half Dome Haul Bag ReviewWe love this haul bag for its perfect size and capabilities. It's our favorite model in the line up.
Big Wall Climbing Gear Reviews Learning Center
How to Choose the Right Aider and Etrier for Big Wall ClimbingAiders are webbing ladders that are also sometimes called Etriers. This is the piece of gear mentioned first they are...
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