26 Bold & Adventurous Gifts for Rock Climbers

Inspire your climber friend to get out there and get radical with these great gift ideas for rock climbers

There are so many gift opportunities for climbers; it’s an aggressively accessorized hobby. These gift ideas will inspire and motivate them to get out there and make us all feel a little inadequate fitness-wise.

Fantastic Gift Ideas For The Rock Climber In Your Life


1. LifeStraw

The award-winning LifeStraw surpasses EPA standards for water filters and at less than one pound, it's an excellent addition to a camping emergency kit.
Leather Flask

2. Leather Flask

When your flask matches your rucksack, you have in some, not insignificant way, succeeded at life. Congratulations.
Alone On The Wall Alex

3. Alone On The Wall Alex

Honnold is arguably the most famous climber of this generation. Why? He climbs without the use of hardware, ropes, or partners. Foolish, ambitious, or heroic, Honnold is all of the above in his memoir.
LifeStraw Bottle

4. LifeStraw Bottle

LifeStraws are personal water filters that filter H2O down to 0.2 microns without using chemicals. The LifeStraw sport bottle is perfect for climbing expeditions when packing light is a real priority.
Portable Solar Charger

5. Portable Solar Charger

Solar power is plentiful when you're climbing into the clear blue sky. Keep this charger on you during your climbs and you'll never run out of juice for your devices.
Firestarter Paracord Bracelet

6. Firestarter Paracord Bracelet

Survival fashion is a real thing that exists. Take for instance this paracord bracelet with an attached firestarter that has been lauded by GQ magazine as a must-have men's accessory.
Cane Massager

7. Cane Massager

Shoulders, upper and lower back muscles can get seriously worked over after a rigorous climb. Give the gift of the self-administered massage with this cane massager
Honey Stinger Energy Chews

8. Honey Stinger Energy Chews

Honey Stinger Natural Energy Chews will give you or your climber buddy the extra boost they need to haul themselves over that final ridge, crest that icy peak or push through that final mile.

9. Daypack

Daypacks like this are best for warm sunny days spent picnicking in the meadow or long sweaty music fests or any other activity that requires a roomy backpack.
Cooling Microfiber Towel

10. Cooling Microfiber Towel

Hiking and climbing on warm summer days will wear a person out pretty quick unless they've got a secret weapon to magically cool them down. Say, a cooling cloth that could fit comfortably in a pocket or daypack. I wonder if anything like that exists. Hmmm...
Magnesium Rod

11. Magnesium Rod

Make sure everyone in your climbing crew has a magnesium fire starter. This model is simple and effective - a fundamental sportsman's tool.
Leathercraft Tool Backpack

12. Leathercraft Tool Backpack

With 41 pockets inside and 7 pockets outside, this compact bag has room for more climbing gear that it appears. Its ergonomic shape makes it easy to shoulder on a strenuous climb.
Keen Hiking Boots

13. Keen Hiking Boots

Don't even consider hiking in anything but a strong, sturdy boot with plenty of ankle support and a thick tread. Wearing anything else would be disrespectful to the whole lower half of your body.
Ice Cleats

14. Ice Cleats

Know of someone looking to scale a snowy mountain top in the near future? Well, they're going to need these ice cleats to traverse those frosty peaks. Everest awaits...

15. Gripmaster

Finger strength is key when you're climbing, gripping ridges, and hanging from frozen cornices. With the grip master, you can exercise your digits anytime your hands are idle.
Grip Trainer

16. Grip Trainer

Train for climbing adventures in every season with these easy to use grip trainers. They're great for creating strong paws and powerful forearms and if your dog gets ahold of them, you can play a mean game of tug of war with them.
Gorilla Grip Climbers Chalk

17. Gorilla Grip Climbers Chalk

Climbers chalk is crucial in keeping hands cool and dry when you're hand traversing. Don't let your buddies or yourself get caught out there with sweaty palms!

18. GoPro

Make sure every adventure is properly documented with the GoPro waterproof, shockproof, life proof video camera. YouTube is calling and it wants to see how impressive that last climb was.
Emergency Tent

19. Emergency Tent

Packing ultra light typically means forgoing a tent altogether, but this small emergency shelter is light, compact and might just save someone's life on a harrowing adventure.
Digital Watch

20. Digital Watch

In addition to all the established features of a Casio (stopwatch, multiple alarms) this twin sensor model boasts water resistance for up to 660 feet, 10 seconds continuous measurement, a graphic direction pointer, bearing sensor correction, magnetic declination correction, and a thermometer.
La Sportiva Climbing Shoes

21. La Sportiva Climbing Shoes

Climbing shoes keep your arches flexible, your feet cool and dry and your soles gripped to the rock face you're climbing. Don't get caught on the rock without them!
Climbing Holds

22. Climbing Holds

Create scaling walls in your own downtown condo or suburban backyard with these climbing holds. Practice makes perfect, and these practice holds will get your finger game ready for the real thing soon enough.
Climbing Harness

23. Climbing Harness

Another basic climbing necessity is a solid harness. Make sure your climber pals have a good foundation with this safety harness that can be adjusted to fit most body types, even children.

24. Carabiner

Carabiners are crucial hardware for climbing. Make sure all the climbers in your life have plenty of these high-quality carabiners in their packs.
Bluetooth Speaker

25. Bluetooth Speaker

You never need to be without your favorite jams when you have this compact Bluetooth speaker. When the sounds of nature aren't enough to motivate you over that next ridge - this speaker will have your back.
Bear Grylls Survival Bracelet

26. Bear Grylls Survival Bracelet

My outdoorsy friends and I joke about sabotaging each other with Bear Grylls outdoor guides because the advice in them can be, well, questionable. But this bracelet is not questionable, it's a handy combo of paracord and flint steel that will definitely come in handy when setting up a primitive campsite.

Perfect Gifts For Rock Climbers | Buying Guide

What are some popular gifts for rock climbers?

Some of the most popular gifts for rock climbers include climbing gear, training tools, and outdoor gear. Climbing gear is a must-have for any climber, and training tools can help climbers stay in shape and improve their skills. Outdoor gear is also essential for climbers, as they often spend time outdoors scaling cliffs and mountains.

If you're looking for a more personal gift, consider something that celebrates the climber's passion for the sport. This could be anything from a piece of jewelry that features a rock climbing motif to a framed photograph of the climber in action.

Necessary equipment

A rock climber needs certain pieces of equipment in order to do their sport safely and effectively. Some of the essentials that every rock climber needs are a harness, shoes, chalk bag, and a belay device.

Climbing shoes

Climbing shoes provide extra traction and stability on rocky surfaces, making it easier and more safe for the climber to scale the rocks. There are a variety of different brands and styles of climbing shoes, so be sure to do your research and find the right pair for your loved one.


A harness is worn around the waist and secures the ropes used in climbing.

A good quality harness is an important piece of equipment for any rock climber. When shopping for a harness, be sure to get one that fits well and is comfortable to wear.


Carabiners are metal clips that secure the ropes to the harness.

Some carabiners are designed for general use, while others are specifically made for climbing. Make sure to get a carabiner that is strong and durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of climbing.


Climbing ropes are essential for ascending and descending mountains or rocks.

Make sure to get a rope that is strong and durable, so your loved one can safely climb any mountain or rock.


A helmet is necessary for protection against falls and other potential hazards.

A helmet is a must-have for any rock climber. Falls can happen at any time, so it’s important to be wearing a helmet to protect your head in case of an accident. There are many different types of helmets on the market, so it’s important to choose one that fits well and is comfortable to wear.


Chalk is used to improve grip on slippery surfaces.

A rock climber's hands can become quite sweaty, and the chalk helps to dry them out and give them a better grip on the rocks. Chalk comes in either block or powdered form, and most climbers prefer to use the powdered form so that they can apply it exactly where they need it.

Crash pad

A crash pad is a large piece of foam that climbers use to protect themselves in the event of a fall.


A quickdraw is a type of safety equipment used by climbers. It consists of two carabiners connected together by a short piece of webbing or rope. Quickdraws are used to connect the rope to the climbing anchor, and to connect the climber's harness to the rope.