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Brand new climbing gear can be very expensive and even hard to find depending on where in the country you live and climb. On the other hand, people sell used climbing gear almost anywhere and you can find better deals buying second-hand. We’ve given a few basic outlines on what to look for when buying used climbing gear but let’s dive into the nuts and bolts – err, cams – a little deeper, shall we? In this article, we’re going to share: How to check a used climbing cam or nut for damage How to know whether to re-sling trad...

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I have heard far too many stories about sketchy exchanges on online marketplaces. Back when I was little, everyone that used online classifieds was a con artist or a cold-blooded murderer. The stories our moms tell us. That’s why it’s important to know how to sell safely online as a woman. At Rerouted we’ve spent some time thinking about what it would take to make selling used gear online feel safe.There are many dangers in the world that we have to fear as women. We should be able to choose used & make money from our loved equipment without having...

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How to get down, scrub deep, and finally clean out that musty old garage. Our ultimate guide to cleaning out your garage this spring. Looking to make some extra cash? While cleaning out your junk, you can use the Rerouted app to get some extra funds this spring.

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Can I buy used climbing gear?  Short answer– maybe, but only sometimes and only certain things.  Climbing gear, especially soft goods, degrades over time. Things like ropes and webbing should almost never be bought used simply because of the risk of not knowing if they are damaged.  Okay, well, what about used carabiners? It depends. Carabiners are still a part of your safety equipment, but it’s possible to buy used carabiners safely. Like any equipment, a carabiner has a lifespan, so first knowing when to retire a carabiner and how to look for imperfections is necessary.  Buying used climbing gear...

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  There are a lot of things in the world that you don’t need to buy brand new. Go to any used gear shop and you’ll find a plethora of water bottles, clothing, shoes, and packs lining the racks. Outdoor brands are going to create new, better, lighter, more durable, more colorful gear for all of time but you don’t need to buy the latest and greatest for everything - especially if you’re just getting into a new activity.  Buying used gear is an awesome way to keep things out of landfills, to save the planet, and to save your...

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