Online climbing gear: are you buying safe equipment?

The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) recently published a guide regarding the potential perils of buying climbing equipment online, notably the abundance of non-certified equipment offered by dubious sellers. The UIAA endorses the BMC article which advises buying gear 'which conform(s) to the relevant CEN or UIAA standard,...

Omega Pacific Recalls Carabiners Due to Risk of Injury or Death

The information below concerns a recall from Omega Pacific. Full story here. Name of product: Carabiners Hazard: The carabiner can break while in use, posing a risk of injury or death to the user. Remedy: Refund Replace Recall date: November 21, 2017 Recall number: 18-041 Recall Details Description: This recall involves six models of Omega Pacific G-FIRST series aluminum carabiners....