Here are three more climber gift ideas for stocking stuffers for your favorite rock jock. I own all of these items...and love them. Your climbing buddy will too. Shop and compare prices on PriceGrabber for the best deals.
The tiny 1-oz. Black Diamond Ion Headlamp is simply unbelievable. It's super lightweight, has a pivoting head, and provides 15 hours on the low setting. Stash an Ion in your climbing pack and you'll have light for that last night pitch on your one-day ascent of Zion's Touchstone Wall or for hiking the final mile back to your car after a 3-Fourteener day. I always carry one in my climbing pack--you never know when you will need illumination. Prices from $12.49.
A carabiner or a key-chain clip? That's how small and lightweight the Metolius FS Mini Carabiners are. But these crabs are UIAA-rated, full-strength carabiners that are ideal for long routes in Yosemite Valley or the Black Canyon, perfect for cutting weight on your trad rack. A full rack of these 0.81-ounce (23 gram) babies will make you lighter and faster. They're available in singles, six-packs, or on quickdraws. Prices from $7.50.
Does your climbing partner love to climb in the Utah canyon country? The Best Climbs Moab App from FalconGuides for iPhones, iPads, and iPods guides your best friend (and yourself) to over 300 sandstone routes up desert towers like Ancient Art and Castleton Tower as well as to all of Moab's best climbing cliffs including Wall Street and The Ice Cream Parlor. Go to iTunes and give the gift of App for $18.99.