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Rock Climbing Gear
Holy cow, there's so much to talk about when it comes to climbing gear, I don't really know where to start. That's my new thing: saying "holy cow". I think it's really going to catch on. I also brought back high-fives and saying rad, but don't tell anyone, I don't want all the attention.
So, anyway, there's like a whole slew (also bringing back "slew") of gear you're gonna need for climbing depending on the style of rock climbing you're planning to do. Check out the Moosejaw Companion, our very own gear guide put together by the really hot guy who sits across the room. I'm making eyes at him right now. So hot. Anyway, the Moosejaw Companion gives you a whole package of sweet gear, picked by total badasses, for trad climbing, top rope, sport climbing, gym climbing, and bouldering. It's got the raddest new gear from the best brands. Promise.
They tell me climbing harnesses are essential to not falling and breaking both of your arms and that little bone in your inner ear. I'm pretty sure that's true. Check out men's and women's rock climbing harnesses from Black Diamond, Arc'teryx, Petzl, Camp USA, Metolius, and Mammut. There are even kids' climbing harnesses. I was a cowardly child, so if your kid is going rock climbing, kudos to you for raising a future BA.
You're probably gonna want some climbing shoes to give you a good grip, flexiblilty and traction on the rock. We've got those too. I just asked the hot guy to make sure. He looked at me like I was super dumb. At least I got to talk to him. Check out rock climbing shoes, including lace-ups and slip-ons, from La Sportiva, 5.10, Scarpa, and other badass brands.
It's not all harnesses and shoes, I'm sure. Check out all the rest of the gear. I'm talking ascenders, belay devices, including the Petzl GriGri 2, ropes, slings, protection - all kinds of stuff really. We've got like a mega ton of carabiners, both locking and non-locking, plus quickdraws. You could grab some dogbones and make your own draws, I guess. That guy told me that. If you're a total badass, check out haul bags and portaledges for big wall climbing.