A hand picked selection of items that would make great Christmas gifts for a new climber.
Generally speaking the basic equipment that nearly all climbers will need are: rock climbing shoes; a chalk bag and some chalk; a climbing harness with a belay plate and carabiner. After these basics, a climbing rope would be the next item on the list.
You may notice we have not put any rock climbing shoes on this page. For the unaware, rock climbing shoes are quite different to normal footwear and there are many different styles and fits. As such unless you have been asked for a specific size and model we wouldn’t recommend buying a pair as a gift.
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