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

Rust-Oleum 280886 NeverWet Boot and Shoe Spray

rated 4 of 5 stars I visit hill stations very frequently and before I visited Rishikesh in May, 2017. I used neverwet boot and shoe spray for my sports shoes! Results were really interesting! I visit hill station very frequently! I visited many north hilly stations in India; Rishikesh, Triund in Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, and many others. I also love water sports. Last time I visited Rishikesh (in May) for river rafting but before visiting I was searching for waterproofing shoes and luckly came across neverwet shoe… Full review

Five Ten Men's Access

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Five Ten Access is a lightweight, low cut approach shoe that offers superior traction, support and durability. The Access would be best for someone looking for an all around Access shoe (get it?), whether that is an approach for climbing, hopping on a flat pedal bike for the day or light duty scrambling (maybe up to low fifth class). They could make some improvements by adding a heel loop to clip them to your harness and extend the lacing to the toe. PREAMBLE First we need to address the question… Full review

Five Ten Men's Access Mesh

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Five Ten Access Mesh is a lightweight, low cut approach shoe that offers superior traction, support, and breathability. The Access Mesh would be best for someone looking for an all around Access shoe (get it?), whether that is an approach for climbing, hopping on a flat pedal bike for the day, or light duty scrambling (maybe up to low fifth class). They could make some improvements by adding a heel loop to clip them to your harness and extending the lacing to the toe.   PREAMBLE First we need… Full review

Beal Flyer II 10.2 mm

rated 5 of 5 stars Robust rope with good handling. After 10+ years of usage, this rope can still take it. I've used it only for sport climbing, occasional use. I have a 70 m bi-pattern, standard treatment Flyer 2 rope. It was used for everything, from lead climbing to top-rope, on a variety of route types. It was many times abused against abrasive edges, occasionally got wet, and has taken a lot of dust during its lifetime. The handling of this rope was always nice, it managed to keeps its softness during entire life. Full review

Arc'teryx Aperture Chalk Bag

rated 4 of 5 stars Great bag, got it secondhand and it works well. Like how there's no drawstring to break. Works well, I've used it for about a year secondhand and have had no issues. Used it inside and outside. Holds a decent amount of chalk.  Full review

Galibier Super Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars The best boots money can buy. Well worth every penny. I have wanted a pair of these hand crafted boots for decades. I have just come back from Paris, and while I was there I bumped into a shop that still sell these wonderful boots. I could not get the money fast enough out of my pocket to buy them. And now I am at home I put them on, and they fit perfectly. The workmanship has to be the best I have ever seen on a boot, be it full leather or any other material. I love these boots so much I have just… Full review

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 slings. Full review