Gear Deals of the Week: 4th of July Climbing Fireworks
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In honor of the Fourth of July holiday this upcoming weekend, Backcountry.com is offering up to 25% off on a wide variety of gear to get you out climbing this summer. The sale lasts through July 5th—don’t miss out! * We receive a commission on sales. The items listed have not been tested by the editors.
This iteration of the Master Cam is 20% lighter than their predecessors, without sacrificing any of the strength or camming range of the originals.
They have a single, flexible stem to help prevent cams from walking out of place, and the shark fin tooth pattern on the lobes ensures a solid bite into soft rock.
Outdoor Research Splitter Gloves
$29.21 (25% off, was $39)
For any serious crack climber, Splitter Gloves are a hugely beneficial addition to your outfit. Stop wasting your time taping up your hands only for them to come unraveled mid-route. The Splitters are a soft and durable suede on the skin, with a grippy synthetic leather outer to ensure secure jams.
La Sportiva Miura VS
$148 (20% off, was $185)
The Miura has been one of the most popular climbing shoes on the market for over a decade, and with good reason. It has an asymmetrical shape with a moderate downturn offering high performance on a wide variety of terrain, from steep overhangs to delicate slabs. The stiff XS Edge outsole provides excellent support and allows you to stand on miniscule footholds. Not to mention that for a high performance shoe they are surprisingly comfortable.
Metolius Contact Training Board
$74.96 (25% off, was $99.95)
Hangboards are a tried and true method of climbing training—they are the best way to up your finger strength and endurance and help avoid pesky finger injuries. The Contract Training Board is Metolius’s most featured hangboard, with a variety of different sized pockets, edges, jugs, slopers, and pinches
Metolius FS Mini II Jet Carabiner 6 pack
$26.21 (25% off, was $34.95)
The FS Mini 2 Biners are some of the smallest and lightest carabiners on the market. They weigh just 0.81 oz a piece—if you replaced all the old heavy carabiners on your rack with the FS Mini 2s the weight savings would be substantial. For their small size, they have a wide gate opening for easy clipping and unclipping, and are color coded to help organize the rack on your harness.
La Sportiva Boulder X
$90 (25% off, was $120)
The Boulder X is a strong and supportive approach shoe, adept at navigating talus, scrambling fourth class, or simply supporting your feet during a long haul on the trail. They have an Indo-grip rubber outsole for ultimate traction, even on wet terrain, and extra padding underfoot for all day comfort.