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.
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.
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.
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.
The Metolius Safe Tech All-Around Harness for men is a durable, adjustable, and comfortable harness that works well in a variety of conditions. With this harness, it provides plenty of abrasion resistance, weather resistance, and protection during all-day use, making a versatile choice for any level of climber.
The Maxim Airliner 2X Dry Climbing Rope 9.1mm is a versatile, lightweight, and advanced rope that can work well for experienced climbers who want a versatile and easy-to-use option. If you are a beginner or intermediate climber, the thinness of this rope could be tough to handle, but if you are an advanced climber, this rope will provide a good balance of functionality and abrasion-resistance.
The La Sportiva Futura Climbing Shoe for women is a secure, comfortable, and versatile shoe that can work well on various types of modern climbing. Despite being expensive compared to other options, the sensitivity allows climbers to easily feel the terrain for performance-oriented climbing.
The Evolv The General Climbing Shoe is a performance-oriented shoe that works well for crack and technical climbing. If you are a serious climber who wants a stiff shoe, and are not concerned about a minimal break-in period, this shoe can provide versatility, ample grip, and edging performance.
The Black Diamond Zone Climbing Shoe is a breathable, comfortable, and adjustable shoe that works well for bouldering and sport routes during all-day use. Even though there have been some reports of a lack of durability and correct sizing when purchasing, this shoe could work well for climbers who try on before buying and know they want a stylish option that contains medium stiffness and flexibility for a variety of routes.
The Black Diamond Stinger Crampon is a versatile, high-performance, and very adjustable option that is well-suited for steep vertical climbing and multiple seasons of use. Even though some users may prefer a dual-point over a mono-point crampon, this option is good for climbers who want a snug fit, comfortable crampon, and highly-compatible choice to work with a variety of boots.