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Climbing Gear

Get amped for your next ascent with our rock climbing shoes, crag-ready clothing and mountaineering gear.
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Gym sweet gym

Rad garage wall? Fave local spot? Both? (Lucky you.) Nab everything you need for wherever you climb.

Helpful advice and inspiration

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Getting Started Rock Climbing

Get started rock climbing by learning how to find a guide, choose a type of climbing, get geared up and select a climbing route.
A group of climbers look up at a cliff, planning their climbing route.

Gym to Crag: Learning to Climb Outdoors

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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How to Choose Rock Climbing Shoes

Learn how to choose and fit rock climbing shoes, including information on types of rock shoes, features and fit tips.
Female climbers lounge at the bottom of the route on their crash pad

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.