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31 Cliff-Hanging, Hair-Raising, Gifts For Rock Climbers

Updated on March 24, 2021 Updated on Mar 24, 2021
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    Rock climbing is a terrifying yet exhilarating sport for those wild men and women who like to cling for dear life to the sheer face of a cliff. If you’ve got one of these wild people in your life, then you probably could use a rock climbing gift guide! Get a grip; we’ve got you covered!

  1. Hand Grip Strengthener Kit
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    If there’s one thing rock climbers need, it’s a good grip. This five-piece grip trainer kit is just the thing to get those hand clamps ready for the crag! Included are a hand gripper, stress ball, grip ring, grip master, and finger stretcher! This is the ultimate grip training kit that any rock climber would be stoked to have! 

  3. Belay Glasses 
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    One of the hardest parts about belaying is having to look straight up for long periods of time at a whack. Your neck starts hurting, and it’s hard to keep your concentration. These belay glasses solve that problem allowing you to watch the climber and surrounding area while keeping your neck at a comfortable angle. This is the gift rock climbers didn’t know they needed and the gift they’ll never leave home without! 

  5. Climbing Hold Coffee Mug
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    These unique climbing mugs are sure to add a bit of challenge to any climber’s morning coffee or tea! Each mug has a 12-ounce capacity and has a climbing hold on it for a handle. The mug is equipped with a socket cap screw in it. This is the same style of fastener used in most commercial climbing gyms today. This mug is a great gift idea for those rock climbers who love their morning coffee!

  7. Retro Bouldering T-Shirt 
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    These retro-looking t-shirts make a great gift for that climber or boulderer in your life who likes to look fashionable while also repping the sport. These shirts are available in men’s, women’s, and youth sizes, as well as ten different colors! 

  9. ClimbOn All Purpose Lotion Bar
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    Nothing ruins a day of rock climbing faster than split or dry hands. The classic ClimbOn Lotion Bar salve provides intense skin nourishment in some of the harshest conditions, whether you’re on the rock, trail, slopes, or road. The solid, dense consistency bar easily rubs onto the skin or densely packed into seriously dry or abused skin to provide moisturization and nutritious skin fuel. This lotion bar makes a great accessory to any outdoorsmen’s bag. 

  11. Muscle Recovery Bath Soak
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    These muscle recovery bath salts are formulated with fast-absorbing magnesium flakes, mineral-rich dead sea salts, Vitamin C crystals, and pure essential oils to reduce inflammation and speed up the recovery process. Soak for 20 minutes to enjoy the ultimate pain-relieving bath! It makes a great gift for those rock climbers, surfers, firefighters, or any athlete with sore muscles!

  13. Vintage Rock and Mountain Climbing Patent Prints
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    These vintage patent prints make a great gift for the history buff rock climber in your life! Each print is hand-crafted from original patent artwork and meticulously printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper. It makes a great conversation piece and adds a mystique touch to that man cave, climbing gym, or woodshop! 

  15. Rock Climbing Rope Bag
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    Finally, a rock climbing bag to accommodate all you need to climb like rope, chalk bag, helmet, and more! It also includes a zippered pouch for storing additional smaller items, such as a phone, keys, or wallet. This bag is designed with one loop on the tarp colored differently, so people can easily remember which loop to tie their rope onto. Additionally, carabiner loops are included for securely fastening additional equipment to the outside of the bag.

  17. Rock Climbing Ropes Print
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    Show the rock climber in your life your support with this playful print of the rock climbing rope ties that bind them to the mighty mountain. These cords are expertly cinched using five intricate knot patterns that help climbers ascent to new heights on every climbing adventure. 

  19. Climbing Vinyl Record Clock
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    Does your friend like vinyl records? Do they like rock climbing? What about knowing what time it is? Have I got a gift idea for you! This vinyl record climbing clock makes a unique and beautiful gift that will go great in a climbing gym, garage, man cave, or even your house’s family room.

  21. Climbing Man 24pc Sticky Wall Toy
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    These sticky climbing guys are super fun to play with, especially in a group setting. Throw them on the wall and watch them race down or see how long they can hang out. It makes a perfect birthday bag gift or stocking stuffer! If you’re at a party with kids (or just kids at heart), these make some of the best gifts for rock climbers that won’t break the bank! 

  23. Friction Labs Sports Chalk
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    The quality of your climbing chalk makes a huge difference, and Friction Labs makes some of the best chalk on the market. Available anywhere from 1oz up to 10oz bags and anywhere from the ultra-fine Unicorn Dust to the chunky Gorilla Grip and even up to the super chunky Bam Bam chalk. These make a great gift for rock climbers, weightlifters, and anyone who needs to get a grip! Throw in a chalk bucket, and you’ve got an even better gift! 

  25. Boar’s Hair Bouldering Brush
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    When you’re dealing with tiny holds, even a small amount of debris can mean a fall. That’s why a boulder brush is so important for serious climbers to have. This particular bouldering brush has high-density boar’s hair bristles and an ultra-durable handle. This brush is long-lasting and uncommonly good at prepping your route without damaging the rock or the holds. Made By Climbers For Climbers. 

  27. Crag Cards Essential Climbing Knots
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    These Crag Cards are a portable, durable, waterproof reference guide that you can practice at home or take to the crag. Includes easy to follow, step-by-step directions for the 19 most common and useful climbing knots. It is perfect for sport, trad, ice climbers, mountaineers, and climbers interested in basic rescue and abseiling knots. Whether you’re doing single pitch or multi-pitch climbs, these essential climbing knot reference cards are a must-have!

  29. Black Diamond Momentum Harness Package
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    With everything you need to get started in the gym or at the crag, the Black Diamond Momentum Package is a complete, convenient package for all-around climbers, featuring their most popular harness for all-around use, the Momentum. It makes a great gift for that aspiring rock climber who’s just getting serious about getting their gear! 

  31. Black Diamond Bouldering Crash Pad
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    Unless you’re Alex Honnold free-soloing Yosemite, it can be nice to have a crash pad a few feet beneath the ol’ rock climbing shoes. This crash pad from Black Diamond makes tough bouldering problems not so scary because you know a fall will result in nothing more than a crash into this thick and absorbent circuit crash pad! This pad is so nice you might use it as your camping mattress. 

  33. Pocket-Sized Climbing Fingerboard
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    These training fingerboards are great for increasing grip-strength in the fingers and forearms. They’re tested for up to 440 lbs, and the pocket-size ensures they won’t take up too much space in the house or travel pack. When you’re climbing hard routes having a strong grip is everything, and these fingerboards can help you get strong enough to make it to the top! 

  35. Tree Climbers Climbing Holds 
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    These tree climbers climbing holds are the perfect gift for those rock climbing kids who want to practice but don’t have a gym or a rock face around. Put this set of 15 rock climbing holds around the tree, and you can climb on! Use these climbers as easy access to a tree fort or for just plain climbing fun! Get kids excited about getting outside and playing. 

  37. Distressed Look Climbing Hoodie
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    Climb – Nothing more to say! Whether you’re backpacking or mountaineering in our National Parks’ backcountry and want to climb the next peak or you’re a certified rock climbing god, we all want to climb! Perfect gift for all climbers looking for a distressed climbing design with a grunge effect. This design features the word climb in a distressed look and a climber. Show everyone your passion for climbing with this ultra-comfortable hoodie!

  39. Rocky Mountain Climbing Holds
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    Including in this 50-pack of climbing holds are bolts and hardware making it an ideal start, or addition, to a home climbing gym! If you can’t travel to your favorite climbing spot, you can still get some good training with this climbing hold pack from Rocky Mountain!

  41. Novelty Rock Climbing Socks
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    These rock climber-themed socks make a great stocking stuffer or novelty gift for the rock climbing sock wearer in your life! If you’re looking for a gift that won’t break the budget, then these rock climbing-themed socks are the ticket! 

  43. Shark Chalk Bag
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    If you’re a rock climber, then you need chalk. If you’re a human, then you love sharks. If you’re a human rock climber, you need to have a chalk bag that looks like a shark. This shark chalk bag is the most fun piece of gear you can give to any rock climber or even possibly a child who likes sharks. 

  45. Rock Climbing Charm
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    This charm makes a great gift for that badass girl in your life who likes to hang upside down by her fingertips and also hang a gorgeous sterling silver pendant from her neck. This rock climbing charm rests on an 18-inch sterling silver cable chain. The necklace is presented on a card that reads: “She Believed She Could So She Did.” Tough as nails, this pendant is perfect for those in love with climbing. 

  47. Rock Climbing Keychain Cam
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    Display your love for traditional climbing with this self-assembly rock climbing keychain cam from NiceClimbs. The build-it-yourself kit comes with detailed instructions that are easy and fun to follow, and you’ll have your keys hanging in unexpected places in no time. It makes a great gift for that rock climber who could use an adventurous place to hang their keys!

  49. Double-Sided Hand and Finger File
  50. To have a good day of climbing, you need to take care of your hands. This pocket-sized, hand-made file is the perfect tool to keep your skin in the best possible condition. Round out your kit and always know where it is thanks to the handy orange string that stands out in the gym or at the crag.

  51. Climbing Gear Storage Bag
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    Having your gear clearly sorted can save time and lessen frustration leading to more time on the rock! This rock climbing gear bag is made of 320T nylon material, is waterproof, durable, and lightweight. It comes with multiple compartments so every gadget can find its place. It makes a great gift for that climber who needs a little organizational help!

  53. Xlite Bouldering Stretch Trousers 
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    Xlite trousers are a best-seller among professional climbing pants. Climbers design them for maximum performance: lightweight, stretchy, durable, adjustable, with four outer pockets to hold chalk bags, tools, or anything else you might need on the crag! It also makes a great gift idea for hikers who like to be comfortable daily on the trail! 

  55. PETZL Verso Lightweight Belay Device 
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    Climbers can always use high-quality climbing accessories like this lightweight belay/rappel device from PETZL. The Verso is Petzl’s lightest belay device. It accommodates most rope diameters: single 8.5 to 11 mm, half 7.1 to 9.2 mm, and twin 6.9 to 9.2 mm. Intuitive and easy to use, it can be used to belay a climber and to rappel. The rope channels’ specific design facilitates smooth rope glide and reduces wear, making it ultra-comfortable for the belayer. 

  57. Pull Up Power Ball Grip Trainers
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    These grip balls do wonders for improving forearm and finger strength and boosting endurance. Whether you’re training for climbing or want a fun new way to do your pull-ups, these unique grip balls make an excellent addition to any gym! 

  59. Metolius Ultralight Master Cam
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    If you’re looking to spend a little more and get your trad climber something they’ll really love, then these ultralight master cams from Metolius are the ticket! If they love trad climbing or sport climbing, then these cams are an amazing gift! Master Cam from Metolius is a flexible, single-stem unit with an optimized cam angle for increased holding power.  

  61. Keep Calm and Climb On Water Bottle 
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    Whether you’re a mountaineer, boulderer, sport climber, or trad climber, you need to stay hydrated! These 21oz stainless steel water bottles make a great addition to any climbers pack. The water bottle features 2 caps, 1 easy-flow twist on drinking spout, and 1 standard twist on cap. Another great feature is the included carabiner clip that allows you to attach your bottle securely.