Being bound by rope and rock is a special kind of bond. It’s only a certain type of person that you’d want to spend hours with talking about holds, trips you want to take, being sore, your love life — or anything else — covered in chalk, lounging on pads. Maybe you don’t see them outside of climbing, but you know they’re your family.
Petzl’s GRIGRI 2 is light, adaptable, easy to learn, and it comes in bright colors! This little baby has assisted braking, so the gift may seem a little self-serving, but, hey, who doesn’t like a gear upgrade and a smooth belay? It’s $99.95.
These Parks Project beanies, $34, help “promote, protect, and preserve” our National Parks — and they keep your ears warm at the same time. Climbing on real rock is incredible. Let’s help keep those places wild.
This mini-espresso maker, $39.95, takes backpacking trips from great to phenomenal. And what climber doesn’t want espresso in the backcountry? I’ve never met one.
Nothing like a subtle hint. For $18, it may be worth it to give your climbing partner a scent makeover.
This is a beautiful object. It also happens to charge your phone, speakers, laptop and whatever else plugs in when there are no plugs to be had. Maybe your climbing partner likes going rogue? Likes taking off for Vietnam randomly, but still wants to post some photos? Yeah. This would do it. This powerbank is $49.99, but it also comes in smaller (and cheaper) options.
Magazine subscriptions are awesome gifts — because the stoke just keeps coming. Alpinist has been doing amazing things these days in terms of storytelling, design, gender equality, and environmentalism. Perhaps your climbing partner has icy aspirations? Get a subscription for $49.95.I want to wear these climbing shoes all the time. It’s retro design meets modern tech — the best of all worlds. Your climbing partner’s shoes are falling apart — we all know it. Check out So iLL’s new line. The ones above are $92.65 and they’re objectively sick.
I’m a big fan of this company’s mission and style. Their chalk bags are bright and indestructible. The gift that keeps on giving (chalk). This little yellow dooby is $32.