Holiday Gift Guide-Climbing Edition

Climbing Holiday Gift Guide

With only 32 days left until Christmas and many of the holiday sales already started, it is time to begin thinking about those presents you still need to get, or even better yet, presents you can tell Santa you wish to receive. We have put together a few activity centric gift guides to help you tick off everyone on your list. Our first edition caters to the avid climber.   

1. Sierra Designs Transporter Gloves: knuckle padding, nose wipe, and leather palms make these form fitting gloves perfect for ice climbing. MSRP $79

2. Wenger Ueli Steck Knife: all the tools you could ever need to make adjustments to your climbing gear, rolled into one compact knife. MSRP $200 (You can find it for much cheaper)

3. Petzl Lynx Crampons: these modular crampons take you from ice, to mixed, and even alpine climbing all in one set. MSRP $245

4. Petzl GriGri 2: the new lighter and more compact version of Petzl's popular GriGri belay device works equally well for either single rope lead climbing or top roping. MSRP $95 

5. Clif Wine Climber Pouch: what better than a wine named after your favorite sport and in a more environmentally friendly package that you can easily transport to the crag. MSRP $17

6. Sweatybands: keep fly away hair from getting in the way of your sends. MSRP $15

7. Metolius PAS 22: this versatile personal anchor system is safer than a daisy chain and more adjustable than using slings or quickdraws at the anchor. MSRP $29.95

8. First Ascent MicroTherm Down Shirt: this extremely lightweight down jacket can be worn as an outer layer for winter rock climbing, mid-layer for alpine and ice climbing, or even an extra layer to throw on at the belay. MSRP $169 

9. Highgear Axio HR: with altitude, barometer, and heart rate monitor tracking, this watch will be endlessly useful to anyone who likes to play in the mountains. MSRP $180

10: Scarpa Phantom Guide: almost becoming the de facto boot for technical winter pursuits, the Primaloft insulation keeps you warm, while the OutDry waterproof membrane keeps your feet nice and dry all day. MSRP $525

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