Maybe it's a little late in the season (or perhaps way late in the season), but it's never too late to get that special climbing partner in your life something nice for the holidays. Nothing says "Thank you for being such a good belay monkey all year" quite like a stocking full of non-lockers. So head on over to Backcountry.com to get discounts on your last minute holiday shopping.
As usual, we receive a portion of the sales--the listed items have not been tested by the editors.
Trango Phase Carabiner
$5.21 (25% off, was $6.95)
There you have it folks, the ultimate stocking stuffer. Every climber needs more carabiners, and gifting a handful of non-lockers like the Phase is an easy way to show your partners that you care about them without spending more than $20. Not to mention that the Phase are some of the lightest carabiners in the world, weighing just 1oz a piece, meaning even a fully stuffed stocking wouldn't rip off the mantle.
Trango Phase Alpine Draw 4-Pack
$65.96 (25% off, was $87.95)
If you really want to up the ante with a thoughtful (and practical) gift, get your climbing partner a set of Phase Alpine Draws. Two of the aforementioned ultralight carabiners with a 60cm dyneema sling between them make the Phase Alpine Draws a must-have for alpine and multi-pitch missions. They are feathery light, yet strong and useful on long and wandery routes.
Backcountry x So iLL All Chalk No Action Hangboard
$86.21 (25% off, was $114.95)
Are you tired of belaying your partner as they fall lower and lower on their project? A not-so-subtle way to tell them that maybe they need to train more is to have a hangboard wrapped up under the Christmas tree. The All Chalk No Action features an array of holds, from jugs to micro-crimps to mono-pockets, ensuring that you can train for the stopper hold in any crux sequence.
Ocun Eagle Carabiner + Ferry Belay Set
$29.96 (25% off, was $39.95)
Whether there is a newer climber in your life you'd like to help get outfitted, or a crusty old bag whose belay device has grooves deeper than a Herbie Hancock song, the Eagle Carabiner + Ferry Belay Set makes an excellent stocking stuffer. The tube style belay device is fit for guide mode top belay, and the screwgate carabiner weighs just 2.6oz.
CAMP USA Scorpio V-Threader
$14.96 (25% off, was $19.95)
For the special masochistic mountaineers and ice climbers in your life, gift them a Scorpio V-Threader to streamline V thread anchors. Use the hook to catch and pull the rope through the V system in hard packed ice. It's also small enough to fit through ice screws and clear clogs, making the Scorpio a multi-faceted must have tool in the big mountains.
CAMP USA Energy CR 4 Pack Harness
$71.96 (20% off, was $89.95)
If you're looking to plant the seed of climbing obsession in your nieces and nephews, pick them up an Energy CR 4 Pack Harness. For just $70, you can outfit those incoming climbers in your life with all the essentials: harness, chalk bag and brush, belay device, and locking carabiner.
Ocun Hawk Wire Dyn 11mm 10cm Quickdraw 5-Pack
$59.46 (30% off, was $84.95)
The Hawk Wire Quickdraws from Ocun are some of the lightest on the market, weighing just just 2.68oz per. They feature wire gate quickdraws with keylock noses to avoid snags and freezing, and a 10cm dyneema dogbone. Certainly no one would be upset at receiving a set of quickdraws on Christmas morning!
Black Diamond Camalot C4 Package #.3 – 6
$728.60 (10% off, was $809.50)
Alright, so maybe it's a gift for yourself. But why not? Why not treat yourself to a full rack of the most legendary Camalots in existence? This latest generation of C4s are 10% lighter than the preceding generation, without sacrificing any of the strength or versatility that C4s are famous for. Because of their double axle they can be used as both active and passive gear, and have a huge camming range. Ten percent off on a full rack--including the big boys--is a pretty sweet deal. Go on, treat yourself.