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

Salewa Condor EVO

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Greate boot for hiking, treking and some mixed climbing. Durable, full water prof. Fit: This boots grate fitd on foots. Comfort: Well they have comfort. Support: Prefect support for ancle. Water Resistance: Full water prof. Traction: Like 4x4 Temp Control: You foot well feel like you are at home. Ease of Use: Very easy to take on foot. Features: Satisfy design. Construction & Durability: Strong construction and good durability. Conditions: Any time of year. Good for al outdoor activity. I prefer… Full review

evolv Pontas

rated 2 of 5 stars I currently own a pair of Evolv Pontas size 11— part of the Sharma signature range. These shoes are a great all rounder. I purchased a second pair recently online (same size 11). I could not squeeze these shoes onto my feet, so I returned them and purchased a pair of size 12s. The size twelve was also way too tight so I returned these also at a total cost of €50—ouch!! My advice is: "do not buy Evolv shoes online. Be sure to try the shoes on in a shop first. The company has serious issues… Full review

Singing Rock Digger Cave Harness

rated 4 of 5 stars This harness is from Singing Rock, not CMI. It is similar to the CMI Cavemaster. I have been using this harness since it became available in the U.S. I also own the CMI Cavemaster. This one is my "Go-To" cave harness and is lower priced than the Cavemaster. Full review

Hillsound Trail Crampon

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great crampon that stretches over my mega sized Minnesota boots. Sticks, bites, gouges, and doesn't slip off the boot. I use a really big boot to keep my feet warm. Hillsound XL crampons fit over them! The Hillsound elastomor blend finds a great balance between stretch and durability. On other crampons I've used, the fit is too tight and compresses the insulation to your foot therefore greatly reducing its effectiveness. Hillsounds hug but don't constrict as much as others. Front spike plate (jointed)… Full review

Singing Rock Digger Cave Harness

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Digger Cave Harness is a low-cost, no frills caving harness that does the job it is suppose to do. While it does not carry the marketing power of Petzl, there are several features that make this harness worth considering. A Bit About Cave Harnesses The function of a cave harness necessitates a different design from a traditional climbing harness. While rock climbers are ascending a rock face, primarily relying on the harness to catch them in a fall, cavers are actually climbing the rope, being… Full review

Five Ten Men's Guide Tennie

rated 5 of 5 stars I have never had a shoe like this. I was surprised when I got them, not only do they look good and feel good, I feel like a mountain goat when I go rock hopping. I grabbed these because I like to rock hop and run the rocks where I am. So I grabbed a pair of these because I had seen them a lot before I bought them. I didn't expect to like them or to find them comfortable. I was wrong. I love them! Nice and grippy, very well made. I wouldn't expect the tread to last long for daily wear on hard surfaces… Full review

Paracord

rated 5 of 5 stars I write this due to the abundance of so called paracord on the Web and in stores. Okay, I'll assume we all have heard of paracord. Now real paracord has 7 internal strands which can be so so useful from gear repair to fishing to the limits of your imagination. 550 paracord should hold 550lbs also! We had emergency egress units where it was just a hook or carabiner a figure 8 and 550 cord we all had tactical belts that have the emergency loop where you can hook up too. It is some mighty handy stuff… Full review