What do you give a climber, a boulderer or a mountain athlete for their birthday or Christmas? We have put together 17 gift ideas.
Once again we have put together gift ideas aimed at climbers, boulderers and outdoor athletes. From a beginner's set to an insider tip for the ambitious, there is something for everyone.
The gift tips at a glance:
- Challenge your friends – Dual crimp
- Small, light and bright – Perhaps the lightest headlamp in the world
- Caring for your hands and fingers is worth it! – Beauty case for climbers
- Light, versatile and reliable – Plum Oazo 8 ski touring binding
- No more bloody hands – Crack gloves
- Growing strong at home on Finnish granite – Skin Prepping Kit from Nature Climbing
- Balm for extremely damaged skin – Split+ Balm from Rhino Skin Solutions
- Magnesium with flavor – Effect Chalk from Tokyo Powder
- - 17. Massage gun, customizable climbing brush, portable fingerboard and more
1 Training and fun combined – Dual Pinch
Mickael and Bassa Mawem are among the strongest competitive climbers in the world. In addition to competing, the “Frères Mawem” are also active as hall operators and producers of exceptional climbing products.
2 Ultralight headlamp – Petzl Bindi
The headlamp Bindi of Petzl Weighs only 35 grams and fits easily in your pocket. It can be charged using a USB cable and has a brightness of 200 lumens. In addition to the three light modes, the headlamp also has a red light, which your fellow sleepers will thank you for. It is waterproof Bindi also, at least if you don't go under for longer than 30 minutes and no deeper than one meter. With the thin, quickly adjustable headband it can also be hung around the neck.
3 Beauty Case – Fjällräven Kanken Gear Bag
As a climber, you have countless products and gadgets with you to take care of your fingers and hands. Hand lotion, Nail clip, Warm-up ring, Finger massage ring, etc. are lying loose in many people's backpacks. The following gift idea can help: the Gear Bag Kanken from Fjällräven. Everything in, zipper closed – order reigns. The Kanken Gear Bag is solidly manufactured in the usual Fjällräven style, so that you will enjoy it for a long time.
4 Ultralight ski touring binding – Oazo from Plum
The extremely light and comfortable touring ski binding Oazo 8 has a 3-stage climbing aid that can be easily adjusted using the ski pole. The Plum technology “Too Facile” enables quick entry into the binding thanks to the narrowed pin distances on the toe piece. Despite the record-breaking weight of only 205 grams per foot, the Oazo 8 Very versatile with safety strap, adjustment rail and three-stage climbing aid. Light ski toppers or a leash can be mounted as an option.
5 Be kind to your hands – Crack Gloves by Black Diamond
Crack climbing is back in fashion and there are more and more crack routes/bouldering in climbing halls. If you don't want to get your hands sore, you have two options: either use meters of climbing tape or buy a decent one Crack gloves. Because climbing tape is not cheap and is difficult to apply, we recommend it as another gift idea Crack gloves by Black Diamond. Made from suede, the gloves have a better fit and performance than many other products on the market.
6 Ready for your project on the rock – Skin Prepping Kit from Nature Climbing
Anyone who trains a lot indoors can quickly get bored when the project outside has to get really busy. This is not due to a lack of strength, but because the skin cannot cope with the demands of the rock. Here comes this Nature Climb Skin Prepping Kit from Nature Climbing into play. Elegantly crafted wooden handles with a top made of Finnish granite and a fine file prepare you and your fingers optimally for the climb at home.
7 Balm for Destroyed Skin – Split + Hand Cream from Rhino Skin Solutions
If after an intensive climbing phase there is hardly any skin left and your hands are covered in cracks and abrasions, it is time for the superlative treatment. Split + from Rhino Skin Solutions is made for extremely damaged skin. The intensive formula of the hand cream heals small but nasty wounds and promotes the regeneration and health of the skin. The recipient will be grateful for this small but nice gift idea for a long time.
8 Smells good, is good – Effect Chalk from Tokyo Powder
Tokyo Powder is known for its high-performance chalk. This is a very special mixture «Effect Chalk» the Japanese. A fragrance mixture of citrus and stork's beak is added to the magnesium. The smell helps you relax and promotes blood circulation in your fingers. The climb of your boulder or your route is marked with the Effect Chalk from Tokyo Powder (almost) nothing in the way.
9 Portable Massage Gun – Shock One
The Shock One is a compact and powerful massager that accompanies you on the wall base and blocks. Pumped forearms or tired legs from the ascent to the Cresciano bouldering area no longer stand a chance. With the four different massage heads you stimulate the blood flow in different parts of the body. The rechargeable battery offers nine hours of run time in mode 1. Portable and lightweight (495 g), this massage gun is always with you when you need it.
10 Stylish urban backpack and rope bag combined
A backpack like no other. the dr Duffel from Bach offers maximum opening thanks to the self-standing mechanism, as is known from the practical doctor's cases - at least from hearsay. Thanks to the special opening, the backpack also serves as a rope bag. the dr Duffel is aimed at anyone who likes to keep track of everything - constructed in the proven, robust Bach manner. Various compartments make it easier to organize climbing equipment, and keys, smartphones and wallets can be stowed away in the outer compartment.
11 Personalized bouldering brush from Bouldermonk
«Crimpi» is a climbing brush with which you can get into the smallest corners. Thanks to the ergonomic handle, it is very supple in the hand, the angled shape ensures that your knuckles do not rub on the rock or wall. Thanks to the additional slanted bristles, you can also reach deep corners. The bouldering brush made of robust ash or beech heartwood with natural boar bristles is very durable and 100% a natural product. The brush is supplied with sandpaper K 120 for sticking.
Note on the gift idea: The climbing brushes can be personalized upon request (laser engraving).
Warm up 12 fingers with the Mini UFO
With the Mini Ufo from YY Vertical, you have a handy little tool that you can use to effectively warm up your fingers and hands before climbing - or carefully train your muscles again after an injury. The UFO is made of elastic rubber and can be pushed and stretched outwards with the small ball in the middle. And it fits in every pocket and cannot fly away either.
13 Stored pretty and dry – Pure Chalk Collectors Box
Collect unforgettable moments from the history of climbing in the form of chalk cans: The Pure Chalk Collectors Box tells the story of famous routes, walls and climbers in an impressive way. Available in ten different versions, the boxes combine a unique image on the front with an exciting extract from climbing history on the back. Of course, the cans are filled with a good portion of magnesium.
14 Never lose climbing shoes at the stand again – thanks to Finkifix
Simple and yet clever: Thanks to Finkifix, climbers can concentrate entirely on setting up the stand and securing their partner. Because there is no longer any risk of losing the climbing shoe. Thanks to Finkifix, your climbing shoes are attached to your ankle. The Finkifix shoe fasteners are Swiss Made, regionally and sustainably produced. Finkifix is not part of your equipment yet? Then go ahead and get to the website as quickly as possible. Here you can find this gift idea for 25 francs.
15 starter set for indoor and rock climbing
Get ready for the vertical with this starter set for beginners: With the Ophir 4 Slide you climb with a comfortable and individually adjustable climbing harness. You secure reliably and correctly with the combination of the Smart HMS 2.0 carabiner and the Smart 2.0, which supports the braking force. The Gym Basic Chalk Bag including magnesium ensures a good grip.
16 Robust and ultra-light hangboard/fingerboard
La Baguette is a sturdy and ultra-lightweight wooden hangboard (only 380g) that you can take anywhere. It is specially designed for warming up and training indoors and outdoors. La Baguette offers great versatility with two tilt modes and six different grip positions, easily identifiable thanks to an engraving of the depths. With its chic design made from recycled rubberwood, La Baguette offers a soft-touch surface that will delight beginners and experts alike with its comfort and grip.
17 Chalk Bag for long tours
The Alpine Chalk Bag with its numerous features is perfect for long rock climbing tours. It offers enough storage space for a smartphone, keys, energy bars or camera in a practical zip pocket and a mesh pocket. The outer materials are made of high-quality recycled polyester, while dense fleece on the inside ensures less dust formation.