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

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
La Sportiva Men's TX3

The La Sportiva TX3 is an approach shoe, which means that it is intended for both hiking and scrambling or light rock climbing. Like many of the best approach shoes, it has sole made from rubber that is very sticky and grippy on rocks, has the kind of close fit that rock climbers like, and a longer run of laces than a typical hiking shoe that helps them fit almost "like a glove." At the same time, their mesh uppers, cushioned midsole, and healthy tread depth make them better than most approach shoes… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
La Sportiva Men's Nepal Cube GTX

My definite winter boot. Couldn't be happier! I needed some stiff boot for winter mountaineering and as per multiple friends' recommendations I was going to buy the trusted Nepal Evo. That was until I started digging a little more into the Nepal series... Enter the Cube! I admit, it was a gamble because there where very few reviews and no references from any fellow hiker. Cube's main selling point compared to the Evo is the carbon honeycomb insole that ups the price +160€ but adds extra warmth… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Galibier Super Guide

I have owned the same boots...seriously! since 1974! I was 15-year-old kid in Alaska and worked several jobs to pay the $250 for them. Well, fast forward these many years and I am in Paris with my wife, I found they still make them and I am headed out to buy another pair and have instructed my wife to cremate me in them! My dilemma now is I have read a review on the Meindl Super Perfekt. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
La Sportiva Men's Nepal Extreme

Very warm and robust. Superb boots. Would highly recommend where a warm, comfortable, and robust boot is needed. Full review

rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Garmont Men's Dragontail MNT GTX

Very solid hiking shoes; but they are not entirely comfortable. These are superbly-made shoes, heavy duty hiking shoes rather than a boots; but, so far, I am not entirely happy with them. The problem is the sizing. I have LOWA and Hanwag shoes and boots, all in European size 42; but the Garmont runs small in both length and width and I do not have wide feet. Being fairly rigid, they may need to be broken in; but I have never had this issue with shoes of any kind before.  I ordered the shoes through… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
evolv Men's Cruzer Psyche

Well-made shoe that does the job and is super lightweight. Fits well. The Evolv Cruzer Psyche is a very conventionally-designed shoe that came AFTER the Evolv Cruzer, which has an unconventional upper in the heel area. Its one departure from classic shoe construction is an overlapping slit instead of a tongue. This non-tongue seems to work just fine, makes entry a touch easier, and is very comfortable.  I don't climb; I hike and backpack in this shoe with 30 pounds or less on my back, no poles,… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Salewa Women's Rapace GTX

Great all-around lightweight boots for scrambly terrain. Great for summer outings. I love these boots. I've used mine intensely for the last three years and they are still good as gold. They are extremely comfortable and very lightweight. They fit my feet (I've got wide and flat feet) perfectly and don't even notice them on my foot due to their light weight. They are my preferred pair for summer outings in rocky terrain and scrambly adventures. The edges are perfect for scrambling and the soles… Full review