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Mad Rock Mad Monkey

rated 2.0 of 5 stars

The Mad Monkey has been discontinued. It was replaced by the Mad Rock Mad Monkey 2.0.

photo: Mad Rock Mad Monkey climbing shoe


Price MSRP: $39.00
Current Retail: $44.95-$45.00
Historic Range: $19.93-$45.00
Reviewers Paid: $35.00


2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   1
1-star:   0

They were good, but they break very easily.

Price Paid: $35

The author of this review is the Team Manager at Mad Rock Climbing.

A lot of parents in Colorado are active and ask about climbing shoes to get their kids psyched on climbing. For kids that I instruct in Boulder, CO, this shoe has good colors, fits snug and soft, and tightens to adjust for growing kids and beginning tots.


  • Fun
  • Comfortable
  • Adjustable


  • Soft
  • Non-agressive

The shoe will last for at most a year, and there was an original batch with weakly sewn heel size-adjustment straps that would pull off after a few months of climbing. I've seen toddlers and 10-year-olds in these shoes. They are not aggressive, and very comfortable. 

Source: We rent out the shoes for young kids

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