1.Entre Prises: Fiberglass Volume Taijitu $185
Perhaps one of the most recognizable volumes ever made, the Taijitu is everywhere, from commercial routes to World Cup boulders. The volume works great on most angles, including slab, vert and slightly overhung walls. Add some screw-ons to make it more accessible or leave it bare and prepare for the struggle.
2. Maxim: Gym Rat Rope $162 for 40
How can you not love a rope with your name on it? At 9.9, this is a stout and solid cord designed for
a long, hard life as a lead rope in the gym. Don’t forget to check your knot!
Incredible value for the price. Excellent quality videos, good photos, dual screens, wrist remote, anti-shaking stabilization, time-lapse and easy transfer to iPhone. Waterproof (though not the remote control). Comes with accessory pack and two batteries. Website gives a student discount.
4. Outdoor Research: Women’s Echo Tank $39
Indoors, outdoors, desert climbing, trail running, yoga. The highly technical Echo tank is breathable, moisture-wicking, and thin— lightweight for comfort during high temps and exertion, or both. Designed with flat seams to prevent chafing.
5. Mammut: Magic Rope Bag $69.95
Dual action. It works as a stand-up rope bag, but a flick of the wrist (or drawstring) turns it into a padded mat for sitting on, to put on shoes. It is really triple action: Since it carries over the shoulder and has zip pockets within and on the outside, you can use it as a gym bag.
6. Eldorado Wall Company: Crackers $48
Train your digits on your home wall using Eldorado crimps, a.k.a. “Crackers.” These nail-biters come with bolts and are available in 20 colors. Use them wisely and you’ll be ready to tackle that finger-intensive overhang in no time!
7. Friction Labs: Chalk $10-25
Whether you like it fine, chunky or super chunky, FrictionLabs has you covered. This high-performance chalk is used by pros like Margo Hayes, Alex Johnson and Ethan Pringle for everything from the warm-up to send burns. Don’t let warm, sweaty hands stand in the way of sendage.
8. Edelrid: Joker Junior Harness $54.95
Designed for kids, this no-frills harness gets the job done. Features include adjustable leg loops and webbing “terminations” that prevent straps from unthreading. This harness is child size- appropriate, so gone are the days of watching your youngster trip on trailing foot-long straps.
9. MyClimb: MyClimb App Free
This free app is ideal for climbers looking to track their progress or to expand their climbing community: Users can log indoor and outdoor climbs, find local climbing partners, follow climbing-specific workouts and get creative.
10. Trango: Vergo $99
Trango calls the Vergo “the world’s most ergonomic belay device.” It is built for easy and safe use, with visual indicators of feeding direction, an assisted braking mechanism, and smooth feeding and lowering.
11. Metolius: Stimulator 3D Hangboard $79
This crowd-pleaser offers a wide variety of holds with a skin-friendly, finely grained texture. Its curved shape is designed to keep your skin and ligaments healthy, and it comes in three marbled colors: black, blue and green.
The only self-care therapy tool specifically designed for relieving a range of problems in the entire arm including hands and elbows. Armaid has five unique roller attachments of various densities to deliver precise and focused relief.
13. Aerial Adventure Tech: Speed Drive Auto Belay $2,045
Perfect Descent Speed Drive auto belays are used in World Cups and World Championships because they’re fast, reliable and durable.
14. Tension Climbing: The Block $40-45
Weighing less than a pound, the Block can be hung from the ceiling or attached to weights, and used by an assortment of edges, crimps, mono pockets, and pinches. Wanna get strong? Snag one.