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.

See our top climbing gear picks in any product category below. Or browse thousands of independent equipment reviews and ratings by real rock and ice climbers, alpinists, and mountaineers, to select appropriate, dependable, field-tested gear.

Recent Climbing Product Reviews

Petzl Leopard FL

rated 5 of 5 stars The Petzl Leopard FL is an aluminum crampon featuring a Dyneema cord adjustment system. The crampon is so light you won't hate yourself for carrying them when you didn't need them. They are so easy to use and so effective you'll be glad you have them when you do need them. Specifications: All aluminum construction optimized for snow travel Ten points (with dual front points) assure traction on icy terrain Very lightweight 360 gm/12 ounces for pair CORD-TECH optimizes volume when packed in their… Full review

Mammut Ophir 3 Slide

rated 3.5 of 5 stars For an entry level, inexpensive harness, the Ophir 3 Slide is the way to go. Four, large gear loops, adjustable leg loops, indicator technology in the hero loop, and comfortable padding give this harness great value at the price point. Full review

evolv Men's Cruzer

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Cheap, versatile, great value. A great alternative to expensive burly approach shoes. the Cruzer is great for everyday use as it isn't flashy or bad taste. It climbs quite well, including edging. It is also pretty good for belaying as the heel folds down. Because it's so low profile and light it is perfect for descents while climbing with it on your harness. It does not last that long though, especially if you use it around town. Plus canvas isn't waterproof or anything and some people don't like… Full review

Mad Rock Flash

rated 4 of 5 stars A cheap comfy shoe with a good heel, not the greatest edging but for the price very good value. A cheap comfortable shoe which is very versatile, good for bouldering, overhanging sport routes, multi pitch climbing (if you go up half a size).  It does wear out pretty fast but for the price it's great.  Full review

Salewa Women's Firetail EVO GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Very durable and excellent grip for via ferrata and approach. I totally recommend it and I will purchase again when I break my first pair. I have been using these shoes for two years and I'm in love with them. I won these shoes in a competition organized by Salewa. There are excellent shoes. Tested in ferratas. The grip and pronounced shape on the toe is excellent on ferrata with stone support. The rigid sole is perfect for resting on steps. The possibility of change of included insole is very useful… Full review

La Sportiva Men's Nepal EVO GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These boots are bomber. They are definitely too stiff for approach hiking, however they shine bright when put into glacier travel and ice climbing. If you can afford them get them, otherwise look for some used ones. Fit: They run an accurate size. Comfort: Once broken in they are great! Support: Full shank... enough said Water Resistance: Gore-tex so good Traction: Surprisingly great Temp Control: Very good, however heavy thermal socks recommended for any temps below -5°C. Ease of Use: Pretty… Full review

Petzl Corax

rated 4 of 5 stars Very comfy harness, and only slightly more expensive than the BD Momentum. Works well for sitting on belay on a long multipitch as well as catching long lead falls without too much effort. All around a super capable harness. Ease of Use: Same basic design as pretty much all sport harnesses. Easy to reach harness gear loops. Features: Everything preforms well and leaves little to be desired. Construction & Durability: As with all Petzl products, quality is top notch! Has held up well after months… Full review