Scarpa Instinct VSR Climbing Shoe

The Scarpa Instinct VSR Climbing Shoe is a durable, comfortable, and versatile shoe that works well for heel and toe hooking. After you try-on the shoe to get the correct size, the Scarpa Instinct will provide a snug and secure feel, plenty of ankle and foot mobility, and long-lasting performance benefits.

Scarpa Force V Climbing Shoe

The Scarpa Force V Climbing Shoe is a high-quality, comfortable, and durable shoe that works especially well for beginners who want to be able to climb easy-to-moderate climbing walls and outdoor situations. Despite the shoe being not downtrend or asymmetric enough for expert use, it has the potential to last your entire beginner career, making this a good first or second shoe for new climbers.

Five Ten Quantum Climbing Shoe

The Five Ten Quantum Climbing Shoe is a versatile, comfortable, and well-rounded shoe that provides performance benefits in a wide range of climbing situations. Despite some issues with finding the correct size and lacking stiffness for some climbing routes, this shoe is durable, grippy, and snug to provide secure holds.

Evolv Shakra Climbing Shoe – Women’s

The Evolv Shakra Climbing Shoe for women is a versatile, comfortable, and supportive shoe that is specifically designed for women with low volume feet. Despite some issues with sizing and lack of proficiency in edging or crack climbing, this climbing shoe provides enough versatility for bouldering, various outdoor routes, and vertical climbs.

Black Diamond Zion Haul Bag

The Black Diamond Zion Haul Bag is a functional, comfortable, and organized pack that works well for all-day use while cragging. Despite lacking durable material and not being able to withstand tough terrain, this bag can effectively organize and store climbing gear.

Backcountry x Black Diamond Stone Garden Crag Backpack

The Backcountry x Black Diamond Stone Garden Crag Backpack is a durable, tough, and functional option that works well for hauling gear over tough terrain for single-day trips. Despite lacking some hip-belt padding, this crag backpack is specifically designed for transporting climbing gear, organizing your equipment, and withstanding rough conditions.

Sterling Fusion Ion R Bi-Color Climbing Rope – 9.4mm

The Sterling Fusion Ion R Bi-Color Climbing Rope – 9.4mm is a functional, easy-to-use, and highly-compatible option that works well in a variety of conditions. Despite being a little bit more expensive and not being the most durable, this rope provides great handling, ample waterproofing, and lightweight material for an easy-to-carry and user-friendly rope.

Petzl Summit 2 Mountaineering Axe

The Petzl Summit 2 Mountaineering Axe is a durable, functional, and easy-to-use option that provides good all-around capabilities and is a reliable and sturdy choice in various climbing scenarios. Despite being expensive and not the best on ice, this mountaineering axe provides a high level of functionality and compatibility for a climber looking for versatility.

Misty Mountain Cadillac Harness – Women’s

The Misty Mountain Cadillac Harness for women is an adjustable, versatile, and comfortable option that works well for all-day use. Even though this harness is on the pricier end of the spectrum and is a bit heavy, this harness provides plenty of organization, security, and accessibility for all levels of climbers.