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The 2023 Holiday Gift Guide for Climbers

by Christopher Schafenacker

getting the most out of your home climbing wall

So, you’re looking for a gift for that climber in your life? You know they’d like nothing more than climbing gear—but you also know that they’ve already got more climbing gear than they know what to do with…

Three Gifts for the Climber That Already Has Everything

Climbers are a tricky breed. All they want to do is climb, and all they think about is the gear that allows them to do so. But yet, they’re particular about what they want and are quick to buy anything they don’t already have. Finding a gift for anyone with such a niche interest should be easy, and yet it’s anything but. No need to fear, though! The following three suggestions are not only sure to please, they’re also sure to surprise—and that, after all, is what gift giving is all about. 



The Ferrari of holiday gifts for any climber! The Mona Lisa of training tools! The shortcut to your climber’s heart! The Rocket Wall! 


Every climber dreams of having a home climbing wall—and now they can! Our original Rocket Wall is available at 10% off until 12/29, and we know beyond a shred of a doubt that if your climber finds this under the tree, they will forever talk about this as the best holiday gift of their life! 



Your climber probably already has a hangboard, so why in the world do they need another smaller one to carry in their pack? Well, turns out the reasons are numerous: warming up at the crag, training on the road, rehabbing injury, and, of course, looking like a pro when they set up to send their proj! Increasingly, a portable hangboard is as much an essential part of any climber’s pack as a harness, Grigri, or quickdraws and the Maverick is an unbeatable option both in terms of price and versatility



Winter is hard on climbers. Rocks may be pretty when dripping with icicles, but they can’t be climbed and boulders aren’t boulderable when caked in snow. December, January, and February is training season for most climbers, so why not get your climber that one training tool they perpetually overlook: a pinch block! All climbers train their grip strength, but few dedicate the time necessary to building pinch power. The Pinch Hangblock changes this by providing an all-around finger trainer than makes pinch training easy. Read more about it here!

 

Featured Climbing Training Gear


Maverick: The on-the-go, bring it anywhere hangboard. On a family road trip to keep your fingers in shape. We like to bring this to the crag with us to keep our fingers warm—without losing skin on mediocre warm-ups—at that steep, thuggy sport crag.



Pinch Blocks: Don't let pinch strength stop you from sending! Use it while hanging, lifting, and even for one arm hangs; featuring various widths for pinching, a 20 mm edge, and a jug.





The Rock-Stah: Our handcrafted version of a traditional hangboard, with curving crimp rails to help alleviate unnecessary strain on your pulleys. Because ain’t no one got time for a finger injury…



The Rocket Wall: Available in 6’ and 8’ widths, it’s been tough for us to keep up with the demand for this innovative home climbing wall solution. Slightly overhanging, the Rocket Wall is big enough to set routes on, or to build a systems board.


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