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Stewart Green

3 Cyber-Monday Christmas Gifts for Climbers

By November 22, 2012

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Tomorrow is Black Friday and three days later is Cyber-Monday so if you're thinking about climbing gifts for the vertically bound, then here are a few quick suggestions that are available at great prices from Pricegrabber:

Petzl GriGri 2

Petzl GriGris are amazing belay devices. They really shine when you're belaying your buddy on a hard sport route at Rifle or Red River Gorge. The Petzl GriGri 2 makes belaying easier. Your pal will appreciate a new GriGri when he belays you on your latest project.
Buy a Petzl GriGri 2

CAMP Nano 23 and Photon Wire Carabiners

It's great to climb light and fast. When you're speed climbing, you get up more routes if you carry less weight on your rack. Cut weight by carrying Nano 23 and Photon Wire carabiners on all your quickdraws and cams. The Nano 23 carabiner is the lightest in the world at a mere 23 grams each, while its cousin the Photon Wire is the lightest full-size carabiner at 29 grams. Use these to shave the pounds off your El Cap Nose rack. They come in colors to coordinate with your cam slings.
Buy Nano 23 Carabiners
Buy Photon Wire Carabiners

Black Diamond Apollo Lantern

I don't go on any climbing trip without toting my Black Diamond Apollo Lantern. I use mine all the time, especially on long nights out at the San Rafael Swell in Utah or on week-long cragging trips to Joshua Tree. The Apollo, a compact 3-inches by 5.2-inches closed, broadcast a lighted area 45 feet in diameter. Perfect for setting up my tent and cooking a camp dinner. Runs on four AA batteries.
Buy a Black Diamond Apollo Lantern


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