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 Scarpa Vapor V Climbing Shoe – XS Edge for women is a breathable, versatile, and comfortable option that works on almost any type of terrain during long days on slabs and walls. For those female climbers who are wanting an extremely versatile shoe that combines a snug fit and comfort with a firm hold, look no further.
The Black Diamond Touchstone Haul Bag is a durable, convenient, and functional option that works well for those who want an easy-to-use pack. Despite not being completely waterproof and lacking some features, the simplicity of this pack is what makes it appealing to some users. This haul bag could be a good choice for those who want a versatile and sleek bag, although it might be too small for single haul users.
The Arc’teryx FL-365 Harness is a functional, mobile, and comfortable option that is versatile for a variety of climbing conditions. Despite being expensive and a little heavy for longer approaches, this harness can be compacted to travel easily, distribute weight evenly, and provides safety and security.
The Tenaya RA Climbing Shoe is a secure and comfortable option that is well-suited for climbers who frequently smear and climb on technical faces. Despite the toe-box preventing the best fit for pockets and the construction being too soft for edging, the shoe is designed for proficiency on smearing, a slight down-turn for more aggressive climbs, and medium-stiffness for added versatility.
The Metolius Ultralight Curve Nut Packaged Set #1-10 is a lightweight, functional, and secure set that is great for those who want to save on weight without limiting the functionality. Despite being more expensive than other options, this is a good choice for trad climbers who want versatility due to the various sizing options, and easy placement due to the two grooved sides.
The Black Diamond Stubby Haul Bag is a durable, functional, and lightweight option that is great for cragging, all-day trips, and various outdoor activities. We recommend using this bag to carry gear for one day, or for transporting awkwardly shaped and heavy items you might not place in a usual backpack. It also can be used as a smaller secondary haul bag for longer trips. Despite not being watertight and not as big for some who need to pack ample gear, this is a great all-day excursion pack.
The Misty Mountain Cadillac Harness is an adjustable, functional, and long-lasting option that is best suited for long and trad routes, due to the ample storage and convenience provided. Since it is a heavier option that has multiple gear loops, it wouldn’t be the best option for sport and gym climbing, or climbers who want to travel light. For those who want easy customization of fit, a full range of motion, and functional storage, then this option is great for you.
The Metolius Ultralight TCU is a classic design that persists because it works well, and the ultralight upgrade makes it one of the lightest sets available. Easy to use and with smooth action, the Ultralight TCU offers good range and is an ideal fit for clean cracks in granite, as they can walk a bit in rougher scars. Even though these are very lightweight, they will hold up for years of hard use, especially with some regular maintenance, making the already reasonably-priced pieces worth the money.
The Black Diamond Camalot C4 is an easy-to-use, durable, and reliable cam, that will aid any level of climber on the wall. Besides horizontal placements, this cam will perform proficiently in almost all other types of climbing scenarios, with easy color coding, a Trigger Keeper for organization, and double-axle design.