Climbing Gear

Find the best climbing and mountaineering gear and essentials right here. We’ve got the beta and price comparisons on climbing gear from cams and carabiners to helmets and harnesses and more. Whether you’re planning a big wall climb, a winter ascent, or a day at the crag, you’ll find the rock, ice, and approach footwear, equipment, and accessories you need for your next climb.

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Recent Climbing Product Reviews

Petzl Sum'Tec

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome multi purpose ice axe/tool hybrid. Climbs ice better than expected, and performs great as a ice tool. A perfect choice for the scrambler who wants a more climbing oriented axe, an alpinist looking for a tool to get across glaciers, snow, neve and alpine ice, or the jack of all trades axe that can do it all. The Sum'tec is a terrific all round mountain tool. It's definitely an odd combination between a mountaineering axe and an ice tool. The tool definitely seems to be a perfect blend coming… Full review

Asolo Aconcagua GV

rated 4.5 of 5 stars --- REVIEW WRITING STILL IN PROGRESS.--- I'm posting this NOW just in case someone wants to snag a pair. I just found out from Asolo that these are a limited offerring NOT DISTRIBUTED IN THE USA (see my source below who suddenly listed a few all as almost gone, but in several sizes 9.5 to 13). Asolo Medium boots typically run on the narrow side for foot volume and heal width, but have nice toe box size. These boots feel like they are going to be EPIC like their namesake (Mt Aconcagua is the highest… Full review

Edelrid Mega Jul

rated 5 of 5 stars This device does everything. I have not encountered a single situation in climbing that the Mega Jul could not handle smoothly and easily. It can and will replace basically anything else you currently use as a belay/rappel device. EASE OF USE: Everything that this device claims to do, it does. It is perfect for belaying a leader, feeding out rope effortlessly. When used for toproping, the tuber-mode is still smooth and just as simple as your ATC. Belaying a second is also very easy, and the diagrams… Full review

Asolo Men's Expert GV

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent boot for the price. Bought these online for $285 six years ago and they fit well right out of the box. Unusual. I've got very narrow heels, and have had a little blister issue on one heel after a long day of going uphill. Other than that, NO problems with fit. Love trekking and climbing in these. Very solid and supportive for foot and ankle. Thankfully a stiff sole for occasional front-pointing. Don't usually go thru water, but have never noticed a problem. Traction is very good.Warm enough… Full review

La Sportiva TX4

rated 5 of 5 stars The TX4 is a well-made approach shoe, probably the most comfortable shoe I have worn. It performed well on my 60 miles of hiking local hills and in climbing at two local areas. It might be a bit narrow for those with wide feet. The TX4 is best for people doing long approaches, including trail hiking and scrambling, along with moderate technical climbing. Background: At the top of the list of gear for anyone venturing into the woods and hills, whether a day hike, climbing, or backpacking is what… Full review

Arc'teryx Aperture Chalk Bag

rated 5 of 5 stars Best. Idea. Ever. This simple chalk bag is terrific for those who are tired of chalk always spreading over everything. One quick twist in the direction of the embroidered arrow and it's perfectly sealed. Despite this it is still a well sized chalk bag and I have never struggled to get my hand in or out. I love this piece of kit.  You cannot remove the web belt. So if you prefer to clip it to your harness you have to either snip it off or awkwardly bundle the webbing. Full review

Arc'teryx I340a Harness

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A very lightweight harness that is useful for a broad range of activities. I've had a I 340a harness for two years now. It's been my go-to for a lot of different activities. I've used it for pretty much every alpine style climb I've been on. From days climbing ice at the crag around Canmore, to big multiday glacier ski mountaineering trips across the Wapta, mountaineering trips up neve gullies on Mt. Matier, to alpine rock on Bugaboo Spire this harness has seen it all. Its chief success is that… Full review