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We're back this week with another high tech video from Ben at Hard is Easy as he takes a deep dive into the physics of a Petzl GriGri.

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Innovative brilliance in a versatile vehicle of climbing comfort and performance, it doesn't get any better than the modern day remake of the Scarpa Vapour S. Recent years have seen a renaissance for the climbing slipper with many of the top brands ranging one, although most seem to type cast their slipper into one of two categories; the left-field performance thoroughbred or the super-soft, comfy training shoe. But, as legendary inventor, Thomas Edison once said, "There's a way to do it better - find it", and I reckon Scarpa might just have done that with the Vapour S, here's why.
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This week's video is a quicker hit than usual with uncut footage from Mellow of local Lake District lad, Aidan Roberts, flashing Momentum - a V14/8B+ in Valle Bavona, Switzerland. A Nalle Hukkataival first ascent, Momentum's crux is a painful quarter-pad right hand crimp with a huge lock off right through to a pinch, sounds right up Aidan's street if you ask us. Enjoy! 
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From easy-going, summer trails to soggy coastal walk ins, the Mission Leather Lows from Black Diamond have been a revelation. Like a best hits album, the Mission Leather Lows combine a lot of the essential underfoot features of their superb approach shoe range with the best bits of a sturdier leather walking boot to produce the ultimate approaching machine. 
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