Climbing

Learn with REI Expert Advice

Choose from dozens of online how-to articles and videos from REI's vast pool of outdoor knowledge. Share your knowledge, too! Top climbing topics:

  1. How to Choose an Avalanche Transceiver
  2. How to Choose Crampons
  3. The Ten Essentials
  4. How to Choose a Rope
  5. Gear Racking
  6. How to Choose Gaiters
  7. How to Choose Quickdraws, Sewn Slings and Webbing
  8. Climbing Checklist
  9. Personal Locator Beacons
  10. Bouldering

Browse all 50+ climbing articles

Attend an In-Store Clinic

Your local REI store regularly hosts how-to clinics on topics such as GPS usage to backpacking basics. Find my REI store for a calendar of events.

Learn with REI Outdoor School

The knowledgeable guides of the REI Outdoor School make it fun to learn new skills. Sign up for the day or a weekend trip (offered in selected regions only). Visit REI Outdoor School for details.

Take a Dream Trip with REI Adventures

From Mt. Shasta to Kilimanjaro, REI Adventures trips appeal to climbers of varied interests and abilities. Explore spectacular destinations and make cultural connections amid the camaraderie of a small group. For something shorter, choose one of our Weekend Getaways.

Give Back

REI partners with VolunteerMatch to make it easy to share some sweat-equity with your community. Give it a try and enjoy the good karma.

REI started out as a co-op for climbers, so it's no surprise that we carry a full selection of climbing harnesses, rock-climbing shoes, ropes, climbing helmets and more mountaineering and climbing equipment.

Headed to the crags? We'll get you to the top with quickdraws, rock climbing shoes, carabiners, belay devices and more rock-climbing gear. Bouldering fans, check out our crash pads and chalk bags.

Mountains on your horizon? Our array of ice axes, crampons, ice screws and avalanche beacons will help prepare you for ice climbing and mountaineering adventures.

And we've got younger rock stars covered with kids' rock-climbing shoes, kids' climbing harnesses and kids' climbing helmets.

Look no further for top names in climbing gear. We have the best in the biz, including La Sportiva, Evolv and Scarpa rock shoes; C.A.M.P. U.S.A and Metolius cams and other rock pro; BlueWater and Mammut ropes; and an assortment of harnesses, hardware and more gear for rock and ice from Black Diamond.

You need more than gear to get you to the top. Suit up in women's climbing clothing and men's climbing clothing for your vertical adventures, whether outdoors on a mountain or indoors at the climbing gym.

But we don't just sell climbing equipment—we help you put it to use. Check out our dozens of climbing articles and videos online, climbing classes through the REI Outdoor School and climbing trips with REI Adventures. Exchange ideas and tips with the REI community, too!

At REI you'll find top-rated and top-selling climbing gear, plus plenty of climbing sale and clearance deals and bargains.

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