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As autumn sets in and the weather begins to cool it’s time to put in an honest effort on your sport project. No more excuses about bad condies: “The humidity made the rock sweat and I slipped off!” To make sure you’re prepared, Backcountry.com is offering great deals on everything you need for sending this autumn.
As usual, we receive a portion of the sales—the listed items have not been tested by the editors.
Ocun Hawk Wire Dyn 11mm 10cm Quickdraw 5-Pack
$63.71 (25% off, was $84.95)
This is a lightweight, dual wire gate quickdraw made by Ocun. A single draw weighs just 2.68oz, meaning that a full rack of a dozen will weigh just about 1.5lbs hanging off your harness. Ocun says that these are designed for “redpoint attempts and chilly sends,” so chilly in fact that the k-lock noses prevent freezing, for those who enjoy sport climbing in sub-zero weather. Available with 10cm and 15cm dogbones.
Scarpa Vapor Climbing Shoe
$82.48 (50% off, was $164.95)
Scarpa boasts that the Vapor Climbing Shoe is “Performance and comfort in one.” The suede and microfiber upper fits like a sock, while the moderate downturn and stiff sole excels on steep and technical climbing. The Vibram XS Edge rubber outsole provides excellent grip on any terrain.
Backcountry x So iLL All Chalk No Action Hangboard
$86.21 (25% off, was $114.95)
To help make sure you’re fit for your upcoming project, Backcountry and So iLL teamed up to bring you this hangboard. It features 26 different holds, ranging from slopers to crimps to one finger pockets to pinches, ensuring that you can train for whatever pesky hold is preventing the send.
Ocun Cult 9.8mm Single Rope
$112.46 (25% off, was $149.95)
This 9.8mm rope from Ocun is made for single pitch sport climbing. It’s diameter is beefy enough to take a beating and catch whip after whip at the crag, but it comes in 40 and 50m lengths, cutting out the excess weight of a long rope. Most sport climbs don’t need a 70m rope, so why would you carry one up to the crag?
Mammut Comfort Chalk Bag
$17.48 (50% off, was $34.95)
The chalk bag is as necessary as a pair of climbing shoes when it comes to trying hard. Don’t ever let sweaty hands prevent the send. The functionality of most chalk bags is more or less the same, but the Comfort Chalk Bag stands out as it is made from recycled climbing harnesses. At 50% off you really can’t beat it.
Ocun Climbing Twist Set
$74.96 (25% off, was $99.95)
If you’re a newer climber and looking to get outfitted in gear in one fell swoop, look no further than the Climbing Twist Set. Included is a harness, belay device, locking carabiner, chalk bag, and chalk—the only thing left you’ll need is a pair of climbing shoes and a ride to Red River Gorge.
Stoic Active Stretch Pant
$38.47 (45% off, was $69.95)
The Active Stretch Pant is a great companion for sport climbing. The stretchy construction allows unencumbered movement so you can hit those high steps with ease, while the wicking and breathable fabric keeps you dry and cool.
The North Face North Dome Sun Hooded Shirt
$57.82 (35% off, was $88.95)
The North Dome Sun Hoodie was designed with climbers in mind. It regulates body temperature beautifully by blocking the sun and breathing, while also holding in warmth with its grid-knit fabric. The underarm gussets increase mobility and the hood fits easily under a helmet.
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