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Deal of the Week: Be Ready for Spring

It may be President's Day Weekend now, but spring break is right around the corner. And for many young climbers, that means a trip to Bishop or Red Rocks, the Red or the New, or just your local crag. So we've put together a list of backcountry's best deals on bouldering and sport climbing gear. Go forth and crush.

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Black Diamond Mondo Crash Pad

$322.46 (25% off, was $429.95)

With more than 12 feet of landing surface, Black Diamond’s Mondo is one of the biggest drop zones on the market. It’s water- and abrasion-resistant coating ensures durability, and its new shoulder strap and waist belt combo ensure comfort on long carries.

Check out the Black Diamond Mondo Crash Pad on Backcountry.com

Black DiamondCircuit Crash Pad

$119.96 was (25% off, was $159.95)

Featuring “cushy EVA bonded to closed-cell foam,” a nylon outer that ensures durability, and gender-specific suspension systems for comfortable carrying, this new addition to Black Diamond’s crash pad collection is at once budget friendly and highly functional.

Check out the Black Diamond Circuit Crash Pad on Backcountry.com

Scarpa Arpia Climbing Shoe

$127 (20% off, was $158)

This is not a beginner shoe. But it’s also not going to break the bank. Targeting climbers looking for their second or third pair of shoes, Scarpa’s Arpia is perfect for the new outdoor boulderers (and even steep sport climbs). It’s downturned and it’s soft, but it’s also comfortable enough to keep your attention on your footwork, not on how painful your shoes are.


Check out the women’s Scarpa Arpia Climbing shoe on backcountry.com

Check out the men’s Scarpa Arpia Climbing shoe on backcountry.com

Evolv Drop Pad

$215.20 (20% off, was 268.95)

For those of you looking for size (but not quite the size of the mondo) and comfort, Evolv has you covered. With its padded shoulder straps and harness, this relatively light weight pad (14 pounds) is a bomber option.

Check out the Evolv Drop Pad at Backcountry.com

BlueWaterLightning Pro Double Dry 9.7mm Climbing Rope

$205.96 for the 60 meter (25% off, was $273.95)
$233.21 for the 70 meter (25% off, was $310.95)

The perfect red rocks rope: hardy enough for repeated whippers on sport climbs, yet light enough to haul up Epinephrine on your rest day.

Check out the Blue Water Lightning Pro 9.7mm at Backcountry.com

Mad Rock Concorde Express Quickdraw Set – 6 pack.

$52.29 (25% off, was $69.95)

Draws, draws, draws. If you’re gonna sport climb you really gotta have ’em. And these ones are light (just over three ounces each) and burly (strength rated at 26kn) and easy to clip (wire gates).

Check out the Mad Rock Concorde Express Quickdraw set on backcountry.com

Black Diamond Solution Harness

$56.21 (25% off, was $74.95)

A true sport climbing harness with fixed leg loops, ultralight waist band, and enough gear loops for those 17-draw rope stretchers in the Red.

Check out the Black Diamond Solution Harness on backcountry.com

Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet

$44.95 (25% off, was $59.95)

Black Diamond’s longtime staple for sport, alpine, and trad climbing, the updated Half Dome has headlamp clips, is adjustable with one hand, and is a nice combination of light and hardy.

Check out the Black Diamond Half Dome at Backcountry.com

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