A 2023 Gift Guide for Rock Climbers

Rock-Solid Gifts for Your Favorite Climber


From Stone Fort and Sunset Rock to Rocktown and the Tennessee Wall, the Chattanooga area offers up some quality spots for those looking to go vertical. And as any rock climber will tell you, summiting these formations requires a fair amount of gear – which makes the perfect present when birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions roll around. Whether a rock climbing newbie or seasoned pro, the following gifts are sure to delight any avid adventurer.

By Mary Beth Wallace

Fuzzy monster Chalk bag for little rock climbers

8BPLUS Jamie Chalk Bag

Perhaps one of the most popular gifts for climbers is the humble chalk bag. With so many unique options on the market, these bags can be a fun way for rock climbers to show off their personality while storing loose chalk. The 8BPLUS Jamie Chalk Bag features a carabiner, adjustable waist belt, and drawstring closure that keeps everything dry and in its proper place.

Climb Skin Hand Cream for rock climbers

Climbskin Hand Cream

It’s no secret that rock climbing is tough on your skin – especially your hands. A hand salve engineered for climbers by climbers, Climbskin Hand Cream can help your rock climber heal dry, brittle skin quickly and effectively. The non-waxy cream won’t leave a residue on their hands, and just one jar will last frequent climbers up to three months. For the best results, apply hand cream about an hour before a climb in addition to post-climb.

Metolius Session II Crash Pad

Metolius Session II Crash Pad

For the bouldering enthusiast in your life, you can’t go wrong with a brand-new crash pad. These thick pads are used to cushion falls when climbers come off the rock. At only nine pounds, the Metolius Session II is easy to tote in to whatever problem your climber is facing. Other features include padded shoulder straps and a tough exterior fabric that’ll hold up to regular use outdoors.

Petzl Meteor Climbing Helmet

Petzl Meteor Climbing Helmet

Gifting a helmet is never a bad idea, because helmets expire. The low-profile Petzel Meteor Climbing Helmet is a solid choice due to its lightweight protection, excellent airflow, and optimal fit. Constructed with an expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam liner and a polycarbonate shell, this helmet will no doubt keep your favorite rock climber both comfortable and safe.

Rocky Talkies radio

Rocky Talkies

On belay?” “Belay on.” “Climbing.” “Climb on!” No matter what type of climbing you’re doing, communication is incredibly important. Founded in 2019 by adventure partners Bryce Jones and Alex Page, Rocky Talkie makes backcountry communication reliable and convenient. The Rocky Talkie has over three days of battery life and a one- to five-mile range in mountain terrain. Climbers especially find these talkies handy when tackling multi-pitch terrain. 

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