Get started rock climbing by learning how to find a guide, choose a type of climbing, get geared up and select a climbing route.
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Climbing outdoors on real rock is a rush. Learn the gear and skills you need to enjoy bouldering, sport climbing and trad climbing outdoors.
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Climbing gear at REI
Rock and mountain climbing can be an adrenaline rush, a unique outdoor experience, an excuse to explore gorgeous places, or all of the above—not to mention one heck of a workout! Same goes for bouldering. You don’t have to be outdoors to climb, of course; for some, gym climbing can offer a convenient supplement or alternative to the usual gym routine. Before your next vertical outing, venture to REI to stock up on everything from climbing shoes, climbing pants, climbing harnesses and chalk bags from top brands like Petzl, Five Ten and Black Diamond. Whether you’re a brand-new bouldering fan or a big-wall aficionado, we’re here to meet all your climbing gear needs.