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Deal of the Week: Training and Trying Hard

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For climbers pushing their limits this summer, vying for more difficult routes and problems, has great deals on all you need to train hard and try hard on the wall. Offering up to 50% off on everything from climbing shoes to hangboards, you’ll have no excuse as to why you didn’t send your project.

As usual, we receive a portion of the sales—the listed items have not been tested by the editors.

Backcountry x Metolius Party Pit 2.0 Crash Pad

$127.46 (25% off, was $169.95)

When it comes to trying hard moves, bouldering is the discipline to test your metal. And if you’re hucking yourself, surely you’ll be taking some falls as well. Falling onto the Party Pit 2.0’s high and low compression foam will provide a cushy dismount, and the 900D polyester fabric ensures that the pad won’t get shredded while protecting you from jagged landings.

Buy the Party Pit 2.0 Crash Pad at

Scarpa Vapor Climbing Shoe

$82.48 (50% off, was $164.95)

The Vapor is a climbing shoe that combines performance and comfort. It’s asymmetrical downturn cruises steep terrain, without being so aggressive that they falter on smears or are uncomfortable to wear. The suede upper and padded tongue are cozy on the feet, while the Vibram XS Edge outsole offers excellent edging.

Buy the men’s Vapor Climbing Shoe at

Buy the women’s Vapor Climbing Shoe at

Black Diamond Mojo Repo Chalk Bag

$13.96 (30% off, was $19.95)

In the thick of summer, climbing at your limit, sweaty palms could easily be the difference between sending and not sending. Make sure you keep your hands dry with the Mojo Repo Chalk Bag from BD. It is a sleek, stylish, and rugged bag that has been constructed with repurposed fabrics from the Black Diamond factory.

Buy the Mojo Repo Chalk Bag at

Backcountry x So iLL All Chalk No Action Hangboard

$86.21 (25% off, was $114.95)

The quintessential piece of equipment for climbing training is a hangboard. It’s the tried and true method of building finger strength. This hangboard has 26 different holds, ranging from slopers to crimps to one finger pockets to pinches, ensuring that you can train for whatever pesky hold is holding you up in the crux sequence of your project.

Buy the All Chalk No Action Hangboard at

Hyperice Hypervolt Bluetooth Percussion Massage Device

$254.15 (15% off, was $299)

Resting, stretching, and massaging your muscles after a training session or day of hard climbing speeds up the recovery process and helps you stay loose and avoid injury. The Hypervolt Massage Device has five different heads and a percussive motor to work out tired, sore muscles. It is also sleek and packable, easily fitting into a backpack or travel bag.

Buy the Hypervolt Bluetooth Percussion Massage Device at

Petzl Rocpec Bit

$42.38 (29% off, was $59.95)

One of the most technical, physical, and time consuming pursuits in climbing is developing new routes. Teaming up with the Rocpec Bit will help you bolt these routes. It is compatible with both motorized and hand drills, allowing the versatility to bolt a sport route at your local crag with a motor, or pack a hand drill in the haul bag to protect the unprotectable high on the wall.

Buy the Rocpec Bit at

Under Armour Training Vent Short-Sleeve Shirt

$20.99 (40% off, was $34.99)

The Training Vent tee has mesh panels for breathability, is made of a moisture wicking polyester, and has an anti-odor technology. This is an awesome shirt for both training and climbing, with its stretchy fabric allowing for unencumbered movement and the drop hem that would sit below your harness.

Buy the Training Vent Short-Sleeve Shirt at

Red Chili Voltage LV Climbing Shoe

$79.89 (50% off, was $159.95)

The Voltages are Red Chili’s most aggressive shoe, designed for high performance climbing. The asymmetrical downturn excels on overhung routes and problems, the Vibram XS Grip outsole provides great traction on slabs, and the leather upper conforms to your foot like a sock.

Buy the Voltage LV Climbing Shoe at


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