Buying gifts can be stressful at the best of times but even more so when you have an adrenalin-fuelled junkie at home who’s not going to settle for a pair of socks unless of course, they are the perfect pair of must-have rock climbing socks! We’re here to take some of the pain and frustration out of present picking with our selection of the best seasonal Gifts for Rock Climbers. Whatever their age or level of ability, our guide highlights a range of gifts suitable for the adventurous mountain-goat in your life who likes nothing better than to assail a boulder or shimmy up the side of a cliff at the weekend! From Carabiners to Hydro Flasks, Hand Warmers to Pocket Knives, there’s bound to be something suitable on this list for your Belayer back home.
Gifts For Rock Climbers
OK, let’s get this gifts for rock climbers review started with our Best Choice product, the Gripmaster Hand Exerciser. One thing you will quickly learn when starting out rock climbing is the importance of all over physical strength, but if the dedicated or novice rock climber in your house ever stands a chance of dangling confidently off a precipice Mission Impossible style, then upper body and hand strength is a pre-requisite. Step forward this purpose specific hand exerciser designed to make weak fingers stronger thanks to its patented spring-loaded finger piston technology. Proven to vastly improve hand, wrist and forearm strength so when the going gets tough, your rock climbing addict can hang on in there, cool as the proverbial cucumber. It’s an inexpensive but truly niche and sure to be appreciated gift idea for a rock climber.
Helps to strengthen weak fingers and develop grip
Challenges each finger individually using patented spring-loaded technology
Includes a comprehensive exercise program
Proven to improve hand, wrist as well as forearm strength significantly
Works with up to 9 pounds of tension per finger
- BrandGRIP MASTER
- Weight2.9 ounces
Hanging around in the cold, especially in the winter, can be pretty arduous and particularly so if you have a partner involved in a pursuit that requires their hands to be exposed for any length of time. Like gripping onto the side of a mountain! Imagine how grateful then the rock climbing freak in your family will be when they receive their own innovative Zippo Hand Warmer! Guaranteed to keep their hands warm for up to 12 hours with this hand warmer. What a fantastic gift idea and something that they will truly appreciate.
Flameless warmth with easy fill technology
Perfect for all kinds of cold weather activities
Sleek and thin, discreet design fits into even the smallest pockets
Simply fill with fluid via the new improve fill cup designed to reduce spillage
Can deliver up to 2.5 x more heat than regular disposables
- Weight0.6 ounces
Looking for climbing gifts for men then how about this Skeletool from Leatherman which will ensure that they are ready for anything! It’s not only a good looking multi-tool that anyone would be proud to own and have in their backpack but it’s light enough to be part of their everyday carry and yet comes with 7 comprehensive, integrated tools that should help get them out of any spot of impending bother!
Stylish, functional and good looking piece of everyday carry
Equipped with 7 tools including a knife, pliers, bit driver, wire cutters and carabiner
Practical one-handed operation and weighs just 5 pounds
Features a removable pocket clip and a locking blade mechanism
Comes with a 25-year limited warranty
- Weight5 ounces
If the rock climber in your life likes to push themselves to the limit and is partial to a bit of after-hours climbing then at least with this rechargeable spotlight from Hallomall, you can give the gift of light as well as a built-in special SOS feature. It’s portable, durable, lightweight and perfect for many an emergency, roadside or cliffside!
Super bright LED spotlights; 2 Blue and 2 Red flashing LED’s perfect for emergencies
Built-in high-quality lithium battery with 2 USB port chargers
Portable and lightweight, perfect for hanging and easy to carry
Rotates 360 degrees
Waterproof and durable so ideal for all outdoor weather conditions
- Weight2.25 pounds
Looking for an extra stocking filler or gift idea that the rock climber in your life will appreciate, then how about this tech screw carabiner from Mad Rock with its keylock nose? It’s super affordable and seriously practical and sure to be the perfect gift for mountain climbers of all ages and proficiency levels. They may already have a Carabiner but let’s face it, you can probably never have too many!
Lightweight and portable weighing just 45 grams
Comes with major axis strength of 24Kn
Features 19mm gate clearance
Secure keylock nose design
One of the lightest keylock screwgates in the world
- Brand Mad Rock
- Model698303- NULL
- Weight0.8 ounces
This isn’t just a great gift idea for rock climbers, we’re tempted to invest in one for ourselves! Guaranteed to go down a total treat with anyone who loves their coffee as much as they do their outdoor adventures. Perfectly portable and small enough to conveniently back into a backpack and also just so happens to be a design award winner too. For espresso’s and cappuccino’s on the go this Staresso Portable Espresso Maker really takes some beating. Be sure to also check out our list of the best camping coffee makers for more great items like this.
Fully compatible with all ground coffee and coffee capsules
Red Dot Design Award winner from 2016
5 coffee making functions in one small portable machine
Easy to clean and maintain
Create everything from espresso to an Americano wherever you go
- Weight1.01 pounds
Everyone needs a little bit of extra nourishment and skin TLC from time to time but especially if you are pitting yourself against Mother Nature and the elements. From cuts and scrapes to dry skin, rashes and insect bites, there are all kinds of uses that this Climb On? 100% pure organic skin care lotion can be used to treat. Suitable for all skin types and for all ages, use it on the hand, body or even the face. It’s a multi-purpose, all natural product that is already loved by rock climbers so if you have one in your life, give them the gift of this Climb On lotion bar to help treat those inevitable blisters, cuts and rope burn. Our handy guide to the best face moisturizers features more great products like this.
All natural and intensive multi-purpose skin care lotion
100% organic and suitable for all ages and skin types
Can be used to treat cuts and scrapes, blisters and burn, dry skin and insect bites
Suitable for use on the face, hands, and body
Comes in a handy and portable screw top tin
- Weight0.8 ounces
Some of the best gift ideas for rock climbers might not necessarily be things that you are even familiar with yourself, so impress them when you buy this GriGri 2 Belay Device for them from Petzl. In four colors including a distinctive turquoise and a yellow, this is for use with single climbing ropes between 8.9 mm and 11mm diameter. It’s designed to meet all the critical safety certifications and has been rigorously engineered and manufactured in France. It makes the important and vital job of belaying much easier and safer and is bound to be an incredibly well received present idea for a dedicated climber.
Designed specifically to make belaying easier
Created for use with all single ropes from 8.9 mm to 11 mm thick
Features aluminum side plates, stainless steel cam, and reinforced nylon handle
Weighs 170 grams
Fully certified to international safety standards and made in France
- Weight8 ounces
This multibeam Petzl Actik Core rechargeable headlamp is bright and compact and perfect for any who enjoys active outdoor pursuits. This headlamp makes an excellent choice as a present for a rock climbing enthusiast who most definitely needs to be able to see the route directly up ahead clearly. It has plenty of fantastic built-in features that they will undoubtedly appreciate including a USB charge port, a safety whistle incorporated, a handy reflective headband for even greater visibility plus a brilliant beam in two patterns, wide and also mixed. There’s a red light specially designed for night vision, and it features an impressive 160 hours burn time and max power of 35 lumens. Fully rechargeable too, it’s also compatible with AA batteries. Simply a spectacular gift idea for anyone who spends time outdoors.
Powerful and lightweight Aktik Core headlamp
Perfect for mountaineering as well as hiking, backpacking, and cycling
Features two beam patterns delivering high-performance outdoor lighting
Red light preserves night vision
Features a max autonomy burn of 160 hours
- Weight3.36 ounces
Available in three fresh and funky contemporary colors, the Hydro Flask insulated thermos flask is a must-have for anyone who spends time outdoors. Featuring double-walled, vacuum insulated technology thanks to TempShield insulation, this flask will ensure that foods and liquids are kept warm for up to 3 hours or cold too. It’s just the right size for storing an on-the-go in between meals snack and is the perfect proportions to throw into a backpack conveniently. With a robust, quality build and construction, it’s been engineered from 18/8 food-grade stainless steel to be safe and reliable and won’t taint the taste and flavor of any good contained inside. It’s just perfect for a hot soup when you’re out on a trail or a climb.
Perfect size for transporting foods including soups
Double walled vacuum insulated technology
Keeps hot foods steaming and cold foods chilled
Secure grip, non-slip signature powder coated finish
Durably constructed from professional gran 18/8 stainless steel for strength and purity
- BrandHydro Flask
- Weight11.2 ounces
Sometimes the hanging around might not be straight-armed dangling off a cliff! Sometimes it might be sat relaxing at the bottom, perusing the best route ahead and taking the weight off while you enjoy a cup of hot soup before making your next ascent. That being the case, imagine how grateful the rock climber in your life would be if they got to do that in this Helinox Chair Zero? It really is the ultimate gift idea for anyone who spends time outside. It’s constructed from single shock-corded pole for easy setup and is ultralight yet at the same time super sturdy. The strong and supportive, dependable seat is made from a reinforced grid of high-tech, non-stretch thread. It’s a compact size so easy to carry and even comes supplied with its own stuff sack. In total it weighs just 1.1 lbs. Find more great products like this by checking out our guide to the best camping chairs.
Single shock-corded pole construction
Easy set-up and comes with its own portable stuff sack
Strong seat made from high-tech reinforced thread
Can hold a weight capacity of 256 lbs
Weighs just 1.1 pounds and is 25.2 inches high when assembled
- Weight1.18 pounds
Following on from the theme of our last gift idea, this Porfiya Foldable Waterproof Mat is an excellent product for anyone who spends time outdoors and might need to take the weight off on a dry, cushioned and entirely portable and foldable surface. It’s a foam cushioned camping and picnic style mat that is cost effective and comes in fun bright colors which include blue, red, purple, green and also orange. It’s waterproof, easy to carry, totally portable and great for protecting your pants from the dust or water if you need to sit down and take a break for 10 minutes.
Offers ground protection when seated from dust, dirt and wet grass, etc
Waterproof and moisture proof design so perfect for all outdoors scenarios
Convenient fully foldable design
Lightweight, portable and easy to carry
Available in a choice of 5 colors
This might just be one of the best gift ideas for rock climbers or for anyone that enjoys backpacking and outdoor adventuring off the grid. It’s a fully solar-powered charger that comes with iSmart 2.0 technology and offers an LED flashlight as well as being shockproof and powerful enough to power up a Glazy 2B twice, a mini iPad 4 once and your iPhone 8 up to 3.3 times. With a bright built-in LED, it turns into a reliable flashlight, perfect for lighting up even the dimmest of conditions. Power through any adventure that comes your way with this RAV solar powered charger.
Recharge anywhere thanks to solar power technology
Features versatile power inputs and a wall outlet
Features 10000 Mah of power
Built-in LED turns charger into a functional flashlight
Comes with micro USB charging cable and user guide
- Weight9.9 ounces
From esteemed and well-recognized brand Columbia River Knife & Tool this is the perfect portable everyday pocket knife which makes the most fantastic gift for any rock climbing enthusiast. It’s compact and lightweight and features a serrated edge alongside Veff flat top serrations for no-nonsense quick and easy precise cutting. The sturdy handle is made from 6A/4V titanium, and there’s also a convenient carabineer loop feature.
Compact and lightweight portable and foldable pocket knife
Designed to be secure in place with a carabineer loop feature
High quality and durable titanium construction
Overall length is 4.06 inches
Features Veff flat top serrations
- BrandColumbia River Knife & Tool
- Weight0.8 ounces
The perfect shoe for the rock climbing fanatic on that Christmas list of yours! These Evolv Defy for Men’s shoes are made in the USA and have an asymmetrical design. The upper features perforated Synthratek whereas the lining is plush and comfortable providing protection and cushioning for your foot. There’s a 1mm sensitive midsole while the front toe end is a thicker designed 1mm MX-P construction. These are one pair of rock climbing shoes that won’t let you down under pressure. Make sure you also wear a climbing helmet, to avoid any kind of injuries.
Fresh new anatomical design and fit
Anti-microbial mesh material coating eliminates odor and bacteria
Present a secure yet comfortable overall fit
Constructed with Synthratek VX
All new upgrade to a well-established a much loved technical shoe
- Weight5 pounds
The perfect present for any fan of rock climbing revealing all the tips and tricks and the etiquette that you just won’t learn down the gym. If you have someone in your life who is serious about this sport, then they need to read the Crag Survival Handbook so that they can discover for themselves all the unspoken rules around the art of climbing.
Written by avid rock climber and freelance journalist Matt Samet
Available on Kindle, Hardback or Paperback
Contains 256 pages and first published in 2013
Uncover all the essential climbing etiquette
- BrandMatt Samet
- Print Length256 pages
From the popular outdoor adventuring brand, Patagonia, the final product recommendation on our best Gifts for Rock Climbers round-up is a 32-liter Patagonia backpack. Made of 100% recycled polyester, it features a spacious main integral compartment perfect for safely storing all that essential rock climbing gear alongside a convenient and easy to access front organizational zippered stash pocket. It’s a wise choice if you are looking to impress the rock climbing fan in your life with a practical present they will surely appreciate.
Measures 50 centimeters high and 12 centimeters wide
Constructed from 100% recycled and highly durable polyester
Generous and spacious interior compartment
Padded section suitable for a 15” laptop
Zippered side access as well as a front stash pocket
- Weight1.63 pounds