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With the long hot days of summer upon us, we must venture past the boiler pan of our local sun-baked crags and get up to the high alpine for some mountain adventures. Backcountry.com is offering discounts up to 40% off on all sorts of alpine rock gear to help you get off the beaten path and escape the summer heat. As usual, we receive a portion of the sales—the listed items have not been tested by the editors.
Edelrid Gambit Harness $97.47 (35% off, was $149.95)
The Gambit is an ultralight harness from Edelrid, weighing a mere 9 oz. This feathery piece packs down super small and will be hardly perceptible when it comes to extra weight in your backpack, but doesn’t sacrifice any strength or functionality. It has four gear loops and ice screw attachments, and the adjustable waist and leg loops ensure a snug fit no matter your layering.
ALPS Mountaineering Momentum Trekking Poles $74.96 (25% off, was $99.95)
On the long approach over talus fields and up scree slopes, it is hugely beneficial for our balance, for our joints, and for moving quickly to approach with trekking poles. The Momentums have a carbon fiber construction that are stiff and lightweight, with a telescoping adjustment system to fit anyone’s height and be conveniently packed.
Wild Country Helium 10mm 2.0 Dyneema Quickdraw $22.91 (15% off, was $26.95)
While climbing the alpine, it’s always a good idea to keep a couple extra quickdraws on your harness for clipping nuts or fixed pins. Being one of the lightest quickdraws in production, the Heliums are a great choice for this application. The 10mm dyneema dogbone is sleek and won’t take up too much precious space on your harness.
Mammut Multipitch Chalk Bag $23.97 (40% off, was $39.95)
The Multipitch Chalk Bag was designed for just that—long days up on the wall. It has two zippered pockets for your phone, snacks, and keys, as well as a mesh side pocket and bungee straps for lashing a lightweight layer to the bag. This is the most useful Chalk Bag out there.
CAMP USA HMS 2Lock Carabiner $14.36 (20% off, was $17.95)
The HMS 2Lock is an auto-locking carabiner, meaning as soon as you release the gate it snaps shut and locks, as opposed to screw gates that need to be spun into a locked position. It easily opens with a pull and twist motion, and its size is perfect for belaying, hitching, and anchor organization.
The North Face First Dawn Packable Jacket
$104.26 (30% off, was $148.95)
In many ranges across the American west, you can almost always count on an afternoon thunderstorm. You certainly don’t want to be caught out in the alpine without a rain jacket, and the First Dawn from TNF is a moisture wicking, breathable, and lightweight option. It also packs down into its own pocket so can easily be stuffed in your backpack or clipped to your harness.
ALPS Mountaineering Tour 35-45L Backpack. $76.96 (30% off, was $109.95)
The Tour Backpack weighs just over 2 lbs and has a roll top that allows the size of the bag to vary between 35 and 45 liters. That size range is perfect for a rope, rack, harness, shoes, and some extra layers—everything that you need for your mountain adventure. The 200D double ripstop nylon material is super durable, while the aluminum frame stay offers excellent support.
Outdoor Research Payload 18L Backpack $44.97 (40% off, was $74.95)
The Payload is a great option for a summit pack, when you need to bring water, snacks, and an extra layer with you on the route but don’t want to climb with a bulky bag. It is constructed of a durable nylon material, has daisy chains for clipping your gear to, a helmet/rope strap on top of the bag, zippered pockets, and a sleeve for a hydration bladder.