What do you give a climber for Christmas?

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No, this is not a joke or a riddle. This is the ultimate gift guide for rock climbers and boulderers. We’ve searched Australia upside down to bring you practical gifts that all climbers will appreciate, with a focus on quality and supporting local brands. Our gift guide for rock climbers and boulderers starts as low as $3 and goes all the way up to $439.95 for the one you really, really love.

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BY PRICE RANGE

Stocking Fillers (Less than $20)

  • 🦘 Climb Culture sticker $3 - add some excitement to your helmet, car, phone case, laptop, water bottle...etc.
  • Clif Bar power bar $3 - if you’re in a pinch, pop by Coles or Woolies and pick up an energy bar to fuel their next climb.
  • 🦘 Reset 25mm Finger Tape $5.95 - Supports your finger joints on small crimpy holds or use to protect hands for crack climbing. Choose from red, white, lime or aqua.
  • 🦘 Climbing meta Finger Massager $8 - Helps promote blood circulation to soothe sore fingers and promote recovery.
  • 🦘 Redpoint Climbing Clove Liquid Chalk $14.95 - Liquid chalk helps you stay on the wall for longer with the added layer of friction. The clove oil soothes your hand and smells amazing!

Friends You Like ($20 - $100)

  • 🦘 Redpoint Climbing Australian Sandstone Coloured Chalk $20 - A must-have for all outdoor climbers, this coloured chalk does not leave behind a white residue #LeaveNoTrace #SustainabilityMatters.
  • 🦘 Climb Culture mug $24 - Choose from enamel or ceramic, these mugs have stylish illustrated designs that would get a chuckle out of any climber.
  • Faza Confession Boars Hair Brush $24.95 - They look like toothbrushes but they are for brushing off chalk residue on climbing holds that can make the holds slippery.
  • ClimbSkin Hand Cream $33.95 - Seriously repairs your cracked skin and sore fingertips without feeling greasy and waxy.
  • 🦘 Awesome Chalk Bags Bouldering Chalk Bucket $80 - Out of a small town in Victoria, Fiona makes one-of-a-kind chalk bags from soft toys. You can also order custom chalk bags.

Loved Ones You Can Count Your Life On (More than $100)

  • Y&Y Vertical Classic Belay Glasses $139.95 - Save your loved ones from Belayer’s Neck - a strain that occurs from constantly craning your neck to look up at the climber on the wall.
  • 🦘 Redpoint Climbing Ascend climbing shoes $159 - The perfect pair of shoes for beginner climbers and boulderers. These shoes are comfortable and durable so you can practice your technique all day long.
  • Black Diamond C4 Cams Set of 4 $439.95 - Give a bouquet of cams this Christmas. These light and durable protection gear is used in trad climbing outdoors.

BY TYPE OF CLIMBER

The Beginner Boulderer Bundle ($73.85)

If your friend has just taken up bouldering but are quite enthusiastic about it, consider this bundle that will help them enjoy their time on the wall:

  • 🦘 Redpoint Climbing Clove Liquid Chalk $14.95 - Liquid chalk helps you stay on the wall for longer and the clove smells amazing!
  • Faza Confession Boars Hair Brush $24.95 - Cleaning the holds is basic etiquette in climbing and will make you instantly respectable.
  • ClimbSkin Hand Cream $33.95 - Seriously repairs your cracked skin and sore fingertips.

Or if you really love them:

  • 🦘 Redpoint Climbing Ascend climbing shoes $159 - These beginner shoes are comfortable and durable so they can climb all day long.
  • 🦘 Climbing Gym 10 Pass $180 - Many climbing gyms offer 10 passes which do not expire and can be used at any time.

The Advanced Boulderer Bundle ($128.90)

Friends of experienced boulderers may notice their mates are already quite well equipped. Why not upgrade their chalk stuff in support of their next awesome projects?

  • 🦘 Redpoint Climbing Clove Liquid Chalk $14.95 - Liquid chalk helps you stay on the wall for longer and the clove smells amazing!
  • 🦘 Awesome Chalk Bags Bouldering Chalk Bucket $80 - If you’re organised enough, you can also even order a custom chalk bucket!
  • ClimbSkin Hand Cream $33.95 - Seriously repairs your cracked skin and sore fingertips.

The Indoor Climber Bundle ($174.90)

Your friend most likely has all the basic gear they need for indoor climbing including harness, carabiner and belay device. But you can always make the belay part of climbing more comfortable.

  • Y&Y Plasfun Belay Glasses $99.95 - Save your loved ones from Belayer’s Neck - a strain that occurs from constantly craning your neck to look up at the climber on the wall.
  • Black Diamond ATC Pilot $74.95 - Easy to use, improved safety and accepted in most climbing gyms across Australia. This belay device is designed to assist braking of the rope for the belayer.
  • If your friend mostly climbs indoors but is interested in going outdoors, you may want to consider day courses run by 🦘 Melbourne Climbing School, $230. There is a Weekend Warrior’s edition run in conjunction with Women Uprising for women climbers where all climbing gear are provided, $130.

The Outdoor Climber Bundle ($143.45)

Most outdoor climbers care about sustainability and leaving no trace. The following gifts can help them make this a reality:

  • 🦘 Redpoint Climbing Australian Sandstone Coloured Chalk $20 - A must-have for all outdoor climbers, this coloured chalk does not leave behind a white residue #LeaveNoTrace #SustainabilityMatters.
  • Faza Confession Boars Hair Brush $24.95 - They look like toothbrushes but they are for brushing off chalk residue on climbing holds that can make the holds slippery.
  • Petzl Connect Adjust single position lanyard $98.50 - Making attaching to the anchors more convenient and safer than daisy chains. This device can be attached to the anchors of a climb then adjusted to a comfortable and safe length using one hand.