Announces 2010 Editors’ Choice Award For Hauling Devices
04/29/2010 Reviews and Ranks the Top Hauling Devices for Rock Climbing and Mountaineering

Online PR News – 29-April-2010 – – MILL VALLEY,, one of the most popular climbing web sites in the world, revealed today the results of the SuperTopo 2010 Editors’ Choice Awards for the Hauling Device category, listing this year’s best hauling device and best value for hauling devices. The staff chose the following winners after extensive field testing in Yosemite, Colorado, and Utah. Each hauling device also underwent extensive side by side tests to evaluate key performance metrics such as hauling efficiency, ease-of-use, and other factors. The complete hauling device review test results for 2010 are available on The winners are:

Petzl Pro Traxion – winner of the Editor's Choice Award for 2010. It was the most convenient device and easy-to-use device tested. According to gear tester Chris McNamara, "the Pro Traxion is our top choice for any big wall where you have a medium to large haul bag to haul."

Rock Exotica Wall Hauler – winner of the Best Buy award for 2010. This award is given to a product that balances an extremely high score in our tests and a very reasonable price. According to Chris McNamara, "The Wall Hauler has helped me get to the top of El Cap dozens of times and costs 50-70 percent less than the other devices out there."

Petzl Mini Traxion – winner of the Recommended award for 2010. This award is given to products that scored very highly, and offered unique capabilities. According to Chris McNamara, "The Mini Traxion is the most compact and versatile device we tested. It's ideal for smaller loads and self belay."

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