Defy gravity with durable rock-climbing gear

FOREARMS GRIPPED, eyes on a cliff face above, you reach for a thin crack in the stone. Clean, free air yawns beneath your feet, trees like toothpicks far below.

With the advent of indoor climbing gyms as well as a proliferation of bouldering walls found everywhere from school gymnasiums to municipal playgrounds, climbing has struck a critical mass.

Add improvements to gear, which make the sport safer and more user-friendly, and you have a gravity-defying activity that almost anyone can try.

The spread of products below, a kit of equipment for intermediate or first-time climbers, will let you gear up to learn the ropes, literally, for a high-exposure experience.

Stephen Regenold is founder and editor of

Click the images below to learn more about each piece of equipment.


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