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

DMM Dragon Cam

rated 5 of 5 stars I've used Dragons for the past three years and love them. I've climbed with them on granite, Limestone, quartzite and Sandstone. I've done cragging with them as well as alpine climbing.  The newest version are awesome, and while the weight savings, and unanodized lobes are nifty, they don't really add much except piece of mind. But these are phenomenal cams. The workmanship is superb, and I love not having to grab a draw when placing these on crack routes in particular thanks to the extendable… Full review

Five Ten Men's Camp Four

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight and great for bouldering and approach. An extraordinary bargain!!!! I went to the Five Ten outlet in Redlands, California, looking for a second pair of inexpensive climbing shoes, as I have started crack climbing.   They had a great selection of new Huecos, Stonelands Lace and VCS and Anassazi on closeout for between $20 and $40. Unfortunately, none of the sizes were right for me. But they also had some approach and hiking shoes in the warehouse for $20. So I tried on the women's Camp… Full review

La Sportiva Men's Oxygym

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an excellent versatile climbing shoe for a beginner. Comfortable and as good outside the gym as it is in the gym. Excellent fit. I tried on various hiking shoes that were beginner shoes and they were all extremely uncomfortable. All the salespeople were telling me that the shoe had to fit small or tight in order to climb properly and that the shoes would break in and stretch and eventually stretch and fit my foot like a glove. I thought that was nonsense. Finally a salesperson told me that… Full review

Petzl Meteor

rated 4 of 5 stars Light, like it's almost not there. asy adjustment for fit. Seems fragile. Light, like it is not there. Easy adjustment for fit. Not bulky, so it won't get in the way of your climbing. I'm not a fan of the magnetic chin strap because you have to baby the helmet to make sure you don't get it dirty. When the magnetic strap gets dirt or dust in it, it doesn't always hold well, and this could happen if you simply put your helmet on the ground for a brief respite. While being lightweight is a plus, it… Full review

Petzl Corax

rated 5 of 5 stars It's easy to fit it—two pull straps at the waist, a little tug, and voila the harness is locked in. Comfy too. I bought the Corax harness kit complete with a harness, belay device, carabiner, chalk bag and chalk.  Easy to put on and adjust to fit. Just step into the harness, pull each side of the waist belt, and voila a perfect fit with the harness perfectly centered. Great to get the added bonus of the belay, carabiner, chalk bag and chalk for just a bit more. I shopped online and got the kit… Full review

Scarpa Men's Force X

rated 5 of 5 stars This shoe is the most comfortable shoe that I've tried on and/or used. I got it for an inexpensive price and it fits like a glove without being painful. Sticky and light. I couldn't be happier. I am a beginner climber and had a hard time finding a comfortable shoe. The "experts" at the climbing stores kept telling me that the shoes had to be tight and uncomfortable because your feet had to feel the edges, nooks, and crannies of the climbing wall and needed to be responsive. Trying on shoes and having… Full review

Black Diamond Contact Strap

rated 4 of 5 stars Easy to fit on and great traction. These were very easy to fit to my boots (10.5D), and fast to get set up. I really appreciate crampons that are a breeze to put on and take off. It's not often I have an easy place to put them on when I get to ice, snow, etc. And the first time using them, I could feel a lot of secure traction on snow and scree fields. Full review