With the holidays just around the corner, now is the time to hunt for the best gifts to spoil your loved ones with. However, buying the perfect gift is often easier said than done, especially if your loved one is an avid rock climber, and you don’t know the first thing about this adrenaline fueled sport. Luckily, there are a few choice gift ideas that are sure to put a smile on a climber’s face. So, if you know an adrenaline junkie with a penchant for rock climbing, indulge them with one of these awesome gifts.
These funky looking glasses can prevent your friend from getting a sore neck while they scale a mountain. Belaying strains the neck and can lead to neck, shoulder and back pain. Belay glasses are designed to reduce neck strain and are great if your climber friend spends a lot of time looking up and belaying. These unique glasses work by deflecting the wearer’s vision upwards so that they don’t need to physically lift their head to see. Belay glasses help keep climbers comfortable and safe and can make their climb much more enjoyable.
Climbing Cord Belt
If your loved one is a true climbing fanatic, they will appreciate a Lizard Tail’s cord belt. This cool belt design is made from actual, nylon climbing cord. Lizard Tail Belts craft their belts from US sourced climbing rope, design the belts to be both stylish and functional. They are quick and easy to adjust and feature a knotless buckle design that helps keep pants in place during a climb. These rope belts are versatile clothing accessories, and they can be worn with different types of outfits, which means they are perfect on and off the mountains.
Portable Solar Charger
Don’t you just hate it when you’re out and about, and your phone suddenly loses battery? Now imagine this scenario deep in the mountains. An efficient, solar powered charger is an excellent gift for those who enjoy spending an extended amount of time in the wilderness. These nifty, sun powered chargers can be left out in the sun to charge, or hung on a backpack as your friend journeys on. They can be used to power up phones, cameras, tablets, and other important gear your friend likes to climb with. When choosing a charger, try to pick one that will last during heavy rain, can power on in dusty conditions and will withstand a drop. You should also take note of the battery life and the amount of output it has. Two or more USB outputs will enable your friend to charge more than one device at a time.
Keep your climber safe with a handy climbing chalk bag. Climbers use chalk to dry up moisture from sweaty hands so that they can get a better grip during a climb. This basic substance can help climbers go on for longer. Chalk bags are simple accessories that many climbers have, but you can give them a good quality, unique bag with a fun design to make their climb that much more special. Look out for a lightweight bag that is built with a sturdy belt loop and a secure fastening to stop the chalk from spilling out. In addition, your friend will appreciate a comfortable and soft lining when they reach into the bag.
Whether your loved one climbs regularly or occasionally, every climber can benefit from membership to a local climbing center. When the weather turns, climbers may not be able to climb as often as they would like. With constant access to a climbing wall, they can practice their technique off-season so that they are ready when the time comes. Not to mention, they will also be able to meet new people with a love for this outdoor sport. Speaking to like-minded people can give your friend more knowledge about the sport and potentially open their eyes up to new climbing sites. If your loved one is a beginner, a climbing course may go down well. A professionally led class can enhance your friend’s climbing skills, teach them about new climbing techniques and help them become a safer climber.
It doesn’t matter whether your loved one has been climbing for weeks, months or years, every climber will succumb to a few cuts and grazes during their adventures. To help their wounds heal faster, give them a soothing climbing salve made from natural ingredients with healing properties.